In a nail-biting showdown between Everton and Aston Villa at Villa Park, things got wild as Jordan Pickford, England’s star goalkeeper, had an eyebrow-raising run-in with Ollie Watkins. Trying to clear a stray cross, Pickford swung his arm dangerously close to Watkins’ jaw, gifting Aston Villa a penalty.
The penalty didn’t go to waste, with Douglas Luiz confidently converting it after John McGinn’s earlier goal. But what really grabbed attention was the social media storm that followed. Fans didn’t hold back, with one fan calling Pickford a “joke of a keeper.”
Jordan Pickford’s Insane Clash: Is This the End of His Reign?
As the debate on Pickford’s suitability for England’s top keeper spot rages on, one cheeky suggestion even emerged – “Sign Pickford up for the UFC, what a superman punch!”
While Pickford had been Everton’s standout performer in a tough season last year, questions about his form persist. Plus, competition from rising stars like Aaron Ramsdale and Nick Pope is making things interesting.
Pickford recently signed a contract keeping him at Everton until 2027. With 238 appearances since his 2017 move from Sunderland, his future, both at club and international levels, remains a hot topic. Do you think he should still be England’s No. 1? Share your thoughts below!