Highlights: Colombia 1-1 England (3-4 pens)

England’s new generation ended the World Cup penalty jinx by knocking out Colombia on spot kicks to reach the quarter-finals.

Eric Dier scored the winning kick after Jordan Pickford’s brilliant save from Carlos Bacca’s attempt, with England’s first ever World Cup shootout win setting up a meeting with Sweden in Samara on Saturday.

Gareth Southgate’s side had been seconds away from the last eight during normal time, with Harry Kane’s penalty after he was fouled by Carlos Sanchez in the box – his sixth goal of the tournament – looking as though it was going to send them through.

But deep into injury time, Colombia threw everyone forward for a Juan Cuadrado corner, including goalkeeper David Ospina, and Yerry Mina headed a dramatic equaliser at the Spartak Stadium.

Kieran Trippier was standing on the line but could not keep out the Barcelona centre-back’s third headed goal of the World Cup.

The Three Lions had been on top for most of the 90 minutes but appeared understandably deflated in extra time – although Danny Rose and Dier missed late chances to win the game and avoid a shootout.

Henderson had a penalty saved by Ospina in the shootout but Mateus Uribe smashed the following kick onto the crossbar to pave the way for Pickford and Dier to be England heroes.

No previous world champions stand between England and the final. The winners of their quarter-final will face either Croatia or hosts Russia for a place in Moscow on 15 July.

The game itself had been a bad-tempered affair, with eight players booked in total – six Colombians, including Wilmar Barrios, who was lucky to avoid red for a first-half headbutt on Henderson.

Match stats – Kane sets best England run since 1939

  • England have won a penalty shootout at a major tournament for only the second time, also beating Spain in Euro 96.
  • England have qualified for the quarter-final of a World Cup for the first time since 2006.
  • Colombia have lost three of their four knockout matches at the World Cup (also the last 16 in 1990 and the quarter-final in 2014).
  • The team going first in a penalty shootout have now lost all three at the 2018 World Cup.
  • Harry Kane became the first player to score in six consecutive England appearances since Tommy Lawton did so in 1939.
  • Kane has scored six goals in his first three World Cup appearances for England – only three players have scored more in their first three matches; Hungary’s Sandor Kocsis (nine), Germany’s Gerd Muller (seven) and Argentina’s Guillermo Stabile (seven).
  • The last England player to be fouled more often in a World Cup match than Kane in this match (nine) was Alan Shearer in 1998 against Tunisia (11).
  • Kane has scored 14 goals in 10 England appearances under Gareth Southgate, scoring in all eight matches he has played as captain (12 goals).
  • Mina has scored in all three of his appearances at the World Cup, with all three headers.
  • Kane has scored six goals from six shots on target at the 2018 World Cup.
  • England conceded in injury time at the end of the second half for the first time in World Cup history, with Mina’s goal coming after 92 minutes and 33 seconds.
  • Eight of England’s last 15 World Cup knockout matches have gone to extra time, with the first match in this run the 1966 World Cup final.

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