England win on penalties in the Colombia vs England match to make it into the World Cup Quarter-finals.
A Harry Kane penalty was cancelled out by the last minute Yerry Mina header in normal time of the Colombia vs England game to take the match to Extra-time, but Eric Dier stepped up and placed home from the spot to send the Three Lions through on a nerve-jangling night at the Spartak Stadium.
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An early free kick for the Three Lions brought David Ospina into action but neither team really tested their opposition goalkeepers early on during the Colombia vs England clash.
Gareth Southgate’s men looked dangerous on the counter-attack, with Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard particularly exciting with the ball at their feet, but it was Kieran Trippier’s crossing that was proving most dangerous. The Tottenham defender whipped a ball in on 15 minutes that found Kane, but his club-mate couldn’t convert the header.
After a blistering beginning, the momentum shifted towards Colombia, with Juan Quintero finding space and Radamel Falcao looking to assert his dominance over Harry Maguire. The Monaco striker was making some clever runs in behind, but the final ball was lacking.
These were two equally-matched sides intent on playing the right way, but true, clear-cut chances were at a premium with half an hour gone.
The closest either of the teams came was on 41 minutes. A bustling run from Kane saw him bundled to the ground, and from the resulting free kick, Trippier blasted it just inches wide of the left-hand post.
41' – Eventually, we're back to the business of football, and it's Trippier who lines up the free-kick but he can only curl his shot agonisingly wide of the upright!#Colombia 0-0 #England#KOLive #COLENG #WorldCup
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The main talking point of the first half of the Colombia vs England match, however, was from the wait for that Trippier effort. A melee in the wall saw Jordan Henderson clutch his face, and after a review of the replay, it seemed as if Wilmar Barrios headbutted the Liverpool midfielder. He did go down easily, but referee Mark Geiger decided the incident only deserved a yellow card.
After the break, the spiky atmosphere continued apace, and on 54 minutes, Kane won himself a penalty for the first eventful chance from the Colombia vs England game.
A tug from Carlos Sánchez saw the Spurs striker go down and the current Golden Boot leader stepped up from 12 yards to place it home.
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With the South Americans now pushing for an equalizer in the Colombia vs England game, there were spaces in behind for England – however, that second goal just couldn’t materialise.
Dele Alli saw a header fly over the bar from close range, but this becoming more Wrestlemania than World Cup.
Right on the final whistle though, another goal did come. A corner from the right-hand side found Yerry Mina, and the Barcelona centre-back rose highest to head past Jordan Pickford.
With the late equaliser against England, Yerry Mina has scored his 3rd goal in as many games at this World Cup, more than any other Barça player. pic.twitter.com/PO37y808eu
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With the game at 1-1, in we went to extra time – but with so much at stake, it was perhaps understandable that the match was a whole lot more tentative.
Despite the lack of any real chances, it was Pékerman’s men who were playing all the football, however, Jamie Vardy’s runs were stretching the Colombian defence quite thin.
And with those gaps left exposed it was almost Danny Rose who became the hero. A move down the left resulted in the defender baring down on goal, but he snatched at his effort and it squirmed just wide of Ospina’s far post.
That was as close as anyone came and in we went to a penalty shoot-out.
The full penalty shoot out of England v Colombia filmed on fancam #EnglandvsColombia #ENGVSCOL #ENGCOL #EnglandColumbia #england #eng #HarryKane #colombia #Pickford #penaltyshootout #penalties @1kevincampbell @GNev2 @andygoldstein05 @jasoncundy05 @GaryLineker pic.twitter.com/dlpQKAmNPD
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At four penalties apiece we were at 3-3 in the Colombia vs England, but up stepped Carlos Bacca to see his spot kick brilliantly saved by Pickford.
Eric Dier was there to be the hero, and he was – placing his penalty into the bottom left-hand corner to give England their first ever penalty shoot-out win in a World Cup and book a date with Sweden in the last eight after their incredible victory in the Colombia vs England game.
England now face Sweden in Samara on Saturday.