England win first-ever World Cup shoot-out to make quarters
July 03 2018 11:59 PM
England's team players celebrate after winning
England's team players celebrate after winning

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Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was helped by the crossbar and then saved from Carlos Bacca before Eric Dier converted as England shook off their World Cup penalty trauma by beating Colombia 4-3 in a shoot-out on Tuesday for a place in the quarter-finals. 

Colombia keeper David Ospina first saved Joredan Henderson's spot kick but Mateus Uribe then hit the bar and Bacca could also not convert on Colombia's last effort, allowing Dier to seal England's first win on penalties at the global stage on their fourth attempt.


England's midfielder Eric Dier (C) scores a penalty kick as Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina fails to stop it


England's Harry Kane shoots over the crossbar with a header 


Colombia's Yerry Mina scores their first goal


England's Harry Kane scores their first goal from the penalty spot


England's defender Kyle Walker (L) vies with Colombia's forward Falcao


Colombia's midfielder Wilmar Barrios (L) vies for the ball with England's forward Raheem Sterling (R)


England's Kieran Trippier in action with Colombia's Radamel Falcao

The score was locked at 1-1. Harry Kane got his sixth goal of the tournament with a 57th-minute penalty at Moscow's Spartak Stadium. Colombia, badly missing injured playmaker James Rodriguez, forced extra time and then the shoot-out with a stoppage-time header from Yerry Mina.

Tottenham's Kane equalled the England tournament record of Gary Lineker who had netted half a dozen times scored in 1986, and is the first England player to score in six consecutive appearances since Tommy Lawton in 1939.

Gareth Southgate's team is in the last eight for the first time since 2006. They play Sweden, who beat Switzerland 1-0 earlier Tuesday, on Saturday in Samara. Colombia failed to make a second straight quarter-final.


Last updated: July 04 2018 12:26 AM


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