England fans love what Dele Alli did before being substituted off in Sweden win


England's 2018 World Cup journey continued on Saturday as they overcame a resolute Sweden side 2-0 to reach the semi-finals.

Harry Maguire put Gareth Southgate's men ahead on the half-hour mark with a powerful header and it was Dele Alli who scored the all-important second goal.

The 22-year-old, lining up alongside Jesse Lingard in an attacking midfield role, latched onto the Manchester United man's cross to nod past Robin Olsen.

Dele's 59th-minute goal, his first of the tournament, came at a key time in the contest, but there was something else he did during the win which England fans appreciated.

English viewers spotted what the Tottenham midfielder did before his eventual substitution in Samara, and it's safe to say they're loving it.

Dele shining after slow start

Alli's World Cup didn't get off to the best of starts as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, his replacement against Tunisia, impressed and he picked up an injury.

That kept him out of the 6-1 win over Panama and the 1-0 loss to Belgium but he returned with a diligent display against Colombia and has continued to improve.


What Dele did before substitution

As mentioned, Dele doubled England's advantage over Sweden, however it was his actions just before being taken off in the 77th-minute which got fans talking.

With the board showing number 20 (Dele's number) for a pretty long period of time, the Three Lions star showed no interest whatsoever in wanting to come off.

The amusing moment shows Alli shouting "Jordan! Jordan!" and walking in the opposite direction before the referee was forced to sprint over to him.

It was only after Bjorn Kuipers' intervention that Dele ran towards the touchline and he was eventually substituted off for Fabian Delph.

Sweden v England: Quarter Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Fans react to Dele's antics

It goes without saying that England fans who spotted his antics were absolutely loving him delaying and pretending to not know he was coming off.

They took to Twitter to share their opinion, with some even labelling the moment "Oscar-worthy" - check out the best reaction below:

Alli, who scored 14 goals last season, will hope to build on this performance as England prepare for their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 on Wednesday.

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