Jordan Pickford breaks record for most minutes without conceding goal overtaking Banks – but let's in five mins later

DENMARK opened the scoring against England – just moments after Jordan Pickford broke the record for most minutes without conceding.

The 27-year-old had gone 721 minutes without conceding before Mikkel Damsgaard's stunning free-kick put the Danes 1-0 up at Wembley.

Pickford broke the record in the 25th minute, overtaking Gordon Banks' tally of 720 minutes.

Banks set the record at the World Cup in 1966 – the only major tournament England have won to date.

But Pickford's impressive tally was stopped just five minutes later when Damsgaard's powerful effort smashed into the back of his net.

The England goalkeeper will be disappointed to have conceded as the ball landed near the middle of his goal.

Speaking to ITV Sport, ex-England assistant manager Gary Neville said: "Jordan Pickford should have done better.

"The goal was coming. Denmark was getting through us far too easily, our back four were getting pulled apart.

"It's a long way out and I always think if the ball goes in the corner, then no problem. But that's in the middle, the goalkeeper's got to save that… he'll be really disappointed."

The last time Pickford let one in while wearing the Three Lions was against the Danes last October in their Nations League clash.

His blushes were spared in the 39th minute when a low cross from Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka found the back of the opposition net.

Denmark captain Simon Kjaer has the unwanted honour of an own goal after pressure from England's man of the tournament Raheem Sterling.

It's currently 1-1 between the two nations with 53 minutes played.

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