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Jordan Pickford’s incredible pre-match pass proves why he’s England’s next goalkeeping great

The Everton keeper showed off his phenomenal distribution in a widely unseen pre-match pass

Last season Jordan Pickford’s job largely involved him picking the ball out of the Sunderland net.

In between those moments, the English goalkeeper proved he was quite special with a string of saves to spare the Black Cats’ blushes further.

But something that many fans will not have realised is the young stopper’s remarkable range of passing.


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The new Everton keeper has unleashed the potent weapon on a number of occasions already this season since moving to Goodison Park in the summer.

But there was one moment that most people will not have seen in the Toffees’ draw against Manchester City on Monday night – mainly because it happened pre-match.

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In a haze of firework fumes, the Sky Sports cameras picked up Pickford directing a pinpoint pass from his area to a member of the Everton coaching staff.

And, without moving an inch, Pickford’s pass from his hands found the coach, a good 50 yards away.

Check out the images of how it all went down below.

Pickford here, just casually preparing for the game

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Pickford here, just casually preparing for the game

The coach Pickford was directing his 50-yard pass to

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The coach Pickford was directing his 50-yard pass to

Off it goes…

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Off it goes…

…straight into the arms of the coach

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…straight into the arms of the coach

“Cheers pal, have a good game lad”

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“Cheers pal, have a good game lad”

The next great England goalkeeper? Probably.

Will we win the 2018 World Cup because of him? Nope, because we’re England.


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