Pundits joke Jordan Pickford had ‘covered’ Joe Allen’s wayward shot

Pundits react to Jordan Pickford’s GORGEOUS, over-the-top save against Wales… as Gary Lineker jokingly claims the England keeper ‘covered’ for Joe Allen’s wayward attempt.

Pundits have mocked Jordan Pickford’s over-the-top rescue attempt during England-Wales’ World Cup clash.

The two home nations faced off for their final group stage game of the tournament, with both sides needing a positive result to secure their place in the knockout rounds.

With the goal-line scoreless at half-time and little else to discuss, pundits were quick to pick up a hilarious dive from Pickford just before the break.

England's Jordan Pickford made a hilarious attempt to save Joe Allen's erratic shot

England’s Jordan Pickford made a hilarious attempt to save Joe Allen’s erratic shot

Pickford flew over the gate with his arms outstretched despite the effort that flew past the gate

Pickford flew over the gate with his arms outstretched despite the effort that flew past the gate

In the first half, Wales’ Joe Allen fired a long-range left-footed shot at goal that went over the bar.

It was a seemingly normal incident, although recurring featured England’s Pickford in a hilarious attempt to save the shot.

The Everton goalkeeper dived through the air with both arms fully raised as he flew over his goal – despite the ball sailing well over the bar.

Experts Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer had little else to discuss for the first 45 minutes, reveling in the hilarious attempt at a save.

England's defense watches as Pickford flies over his own goal after the shot

England’s defense watches as Pickford flies over his own goal after the shot

Gary Lineker jokingly claimed that Pickford

Gary Lineker jokingly claimed that Pickford “covered” the savage effort when she was on target

In a speech on BBC Sport, Lineker jokingly claimed: “I think Jordan Pickford might have covered it, check that out…waheyyy!”

Shearer replied: “He didn’t have anything to do, did he?’

To which Lineker replied, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a goaltender dive for balls miles away.”

The England goalkeeper conceded his second goal of the tournament after they managed to hold off Wales for 90 minutes.

Pickford recorded his second clean sheet of the tournament after keeping Wales at bay

Pickford recorded his second clean sheet of the tournament after keeping Wales at bay

England celebrated a stunning 3-0 win and secured their place in the next round of the tournament where they will meet Senegal.

After a goalless first half, the Three Lions got going in the second period, taking the lead five minutes after the break from a fatal Marcus Rashford free-kick.

They doubled their lead just minutes later when Phil Foden arrived at the back post to tap in following a Harry Kane cross.

Rashford doubled his tally for the night with a pounding finish that squirmed under Wales’ reserve goalkeeper Danny Ward.

Marcus Rashford stole the show after scoring a brace against Rob Page's side in the second half

Marcus Rashford stole the show after scoring a brace against Rob Page’s side in the second half

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