John Terry takes a cheeky dig at Harry Maguire critics after record breaking goal 2 months ago

John Terry takes a cheeky dig at Harry Maguire critics after record breaking goal

He couldn't resist a sly dig at Maguire's critics

John Terry has taken a small swipe at the critics of Harry Maguire after the defender scored to beat Terry's record against San Marino.

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Just like he did against Albania, Maguire opened the scoring on Monday night as his header from a corner opened the floodgates for the Three Lions, who recorded their biggest ever competitive win, beating the minnows 10-0.

As a result, the Manchester United defender became the highest-scoring centre-back in England's history with seven goals - overtaking Terry who previously held the record with six.

And the former Chelsea defender Terry used his Twitter platform to take a sly dig at those who have criticised Maguire in recent times, whilst also congratulating him for his record-breaking achievement.

He said: "@HarryMaguire93 Congratulations mate @England Highest scoring defender" followed by seven football emojis and a hand clap emoji.

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Terry then added at the bottom: "Let's see if a few of the pundits talk about that."

Maguire's goal against Albania caused controversy amongst several pundits after he cupped his ears to the fans, before sticking his fingers in his ears when knee sliding in what looked to be a signal that he was blocking out 'the noise' from critics.

It prompted confusion, with Roy Keane labelling the celebration "embarrassing" at the time.

Keane said on ITV: "[He] puts his hands up to his ears.

"He's like 'shutting the critics up'. I think it's embarrassing. He's been a disgrace the last few months for Man Utd. He thinks if he scores there, he's going to shut his critics up. Embarrassing."

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Like Terry, former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor also came out in support of Maguire and claimed that Roy Keane was "bullying" Maguire.

The former Leicester man also defended his own actions, insisting that the celebration was not targeted towards anyone in particular.

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