Jordan Pickford makes embarrassing half-time blunder as England’s ex-Sunderland star left red-faced at St James’ Park

JORDAN PICKFORD mistakenly entered the Bosnia dressing room during half-time of tonight’s England clash at St James’ Park.

The former Sunderland academy graduate, 30, was on enemy territory in his native North East.

Jordan Pickford was in action at St James' Park


Jordan Pickford was in action at St James’ ParkCredit: Getty
Former Sunderland star Pickford was on enemy territory


Former Sunderland star Pickford was on enemy territoryCredit: PA

Pickford, who has long been a pantomime villain among Newcastle fans down the years, was in the home dressing room tonight as England hosted Bosnia in Geordieland.

According to Channel 4 commentator Steve Bower, the Everton star headed to the away dressing room at half time, presumably out of habit.

Fans loved the gaffe, with one writing on social media: “Quality by Pickford. Trolling Newcastle by trying to go in the away dressing room haha.”

While a second joked: “Jordan Pickford going into the wrong dressing room because he doesn’t want to step foot in any room that Sean Longstaff has also been in.”


An Everton fan quipped: “Jordan Pickford going into the away dressing room sums up Jordan Pickford.”

Pickford made his gaffe following a 45 minutes of action that left a lot to be desired.

Fans fumed online at the goalless, action-less half of football, with one calling it on social media: “An utterly diabolical half of football.”

A second said: “Terrible terrible terrible football man. Wth did we actually just watch?”

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A third said: “I fell asleep watching that.”

A fourth added: “How are we gonna win the Euros with whatever the hell this is ??!!”

Another said: “That’s 45 +1 mins I won’t be getting back.”

England eventually took the lead on the hour mark, with Cole Palmer converting from the penalty spot to net his first Three Lions goal.