England national team boss Gareth Southgate was one of the few in attendance as Burnley welcomed Everton to Turf Moor in the first game of the latest set of matches in the English topflight. The game afforded Gareth Southgate the opportunity to watch his first choice England goalkeepers in action.
Everton shot stopper Jordan Pickford and his Burnley counterpart are the first and second choice goalkeepers in the England national team respectively. The two goalkeepers were on show during the league game at the Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. Under the watchful eyes of the England manager Gareth Southgate, Nick Pope and Jordan Pickford were at their best as they earned their sides a point apiece.
Burnley took an early lead through Robbie Brady. The Clarets took just three minutes to edge 1-0 ahead before Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalizedfor Everton on the stroke of half-time. Goalkeepers Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope were in inspired form in the second half as the Premier League clash ended in a 1-1 draw.
Both Nick Pope and Jordan Pickford were in England action during the last international break in November. Nick Pope was first in action for the Three Lions as they defeated the Republic of Ireland at the Wembley Stadium. The Burnley shot stopper kept a clean sheet on appearance number four as England beat their opponents 3-0 in a friendly through goals from Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho and the in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is the first choice England goal minder and he was in between the sticks for the two UEFA Nations League games with Belgium and Iceland. England were beaten 2-0 away to the Belgians before thrashing 10-man Iceland 4-0 at home in their final game of 2020. With those two games, Jordan Pickford is up to 30 caps for England.