England met the South Americans in Moscow with a place in the last-eight against Sweden at stake, and it looked like Gareth Southgate’s men were home and dry following Harry Kane’s second-half penalty.
Incredible scenes when Harry Maguire scores the winning penalty, with his head. #ENGCOL
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 3, 2018
However, Barcelona defender Yerry Mina scored his third of the tournament in stoppage time to level things up, and the tie eventually went all the way to spot-kicks.
England eventually triumphed 4-3, and there’s absolutely no doubt which England star is coming in for the most praise – with some fans even insisting Maguire should now be considered as a world class defender:
Harry Maguire has been absolutely outstanding at this World Cup
— Andy Castell (@AJ3) July 3, 2018
Can we take a second to appreciate Harry Maguire. What a king!
— Josh Zerker (@ZerkaaHD) July 3, 2018
Have to say I bloody love Harry Maguire… absolute king! #worldcup
— Conor de Rúit (@ConorRuth) July 3, 2018
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Harry Maguire is world class
— Joe Thompson (@Joe_Thompson96) July 3, 2018
Everyone played brilliantly but Maguire Hendo Trippier and Kane were unreal tonight literally world class
— Marek (@marek_ncfc) July 3, 2018
Harry Maguire is world class. What an absolute meat head
— Mike Deane (@mikedeane8) July 3, 2018
Harry Maguire and Harry Kane were world class tonight. Maguire will end up at a top four club if he keeps playing like he is 🦁
— Cal (@cal_howis) July 3, 2018
Maguire n Stones are world class.
— Kit Maytum (@KitMaytum) July 3, 2018
Harry maguire has been class this World Cup! If he doesn’t get a top club coming in for him I’ll be shocked! Boys got it all!
— Lee Blackman (@LeeBlackman108) July 3, 2018
Harry Maguire has been the best CB so far this World Cup and now looks potentially World Class. . . Discuss
— Adrian Browne (@aswbrowne) July 3, 2018
Maguire will reach world class status very soon. What a player he is
— Hayden. (@haydendel92) July 3, 2018
Harry Maguire world class tonight #eng
— Sam Lane (@officialsamlane) July 3, 2018
Are supporters right to cover the Leicester City player in such high praise? Has he been one of the tournament’s best defenders so far?
What do you think?