The Three Lions' first-ever World Cup penalty shootout win sent England fans across the globe into raptures - and the mighty celebrations at The Victoria in Hitchin were captured on video by Darren Fisher, who filmed the moment from behind the bar. He got a bit of criticism last week, undeservedly, so I am so happy for him to achieve that.
"I don't care if I'm not the biggest keeper", said the 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 metre) tall Pickford.
All of England held its breath as Eric Dier stepped up to take his penalty against Colombia. Mateus Uribe's effort for Colombia cannoned off the bar and Kieran Trippier levelled.
Pickford has been a safe pair of hands for most of the tournament, and he produced a world-class save in Moscow from Matias Aribe's long-distance volley.
Speaking after Tuesday's game, Southgate said he was surprised with the keeper's impressive outing. "His athleticism around the goal is excellent and he executed the plan in the penalty shootout".
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Pickford shone throughout, making a stunning save just minutes before the end from a long range effort that looked destined for the top corner.
"The goalkeeper is 10 centimetres smaller than me", Chelsea's giant goalkeeper Courtois told Belgian website Voetbal24. He was too busy throwing his legs in the air'.
The former Aston Villa defender suggested that he disagrees with those who blame Pickford for Januzaj's goal.
"It was a top-class save, and I was surprised he could reach it given his height", the manager said. "England win on penalties (Yes really!)". "I might be young but I've got good mental strength and experience and I used that".
But in refusing to dismiss penalties as a lottery like many of his predecessors, his attention to detail paid off.