Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

England's history-making penalty shootout triumph over Colombia in photos

England's history-making penalty shootout triumph over Colombia in photos

It's obviously paid off, as England scored 4 out of 5 of their kicks, and Jordan Pickford pulled off a sublime stop to keep out one of their opponent's kicks.

"We've had a list [of penalty takers] for the past couple of days", Southgate said.

Southgate was labelled the "ultimate gentleman" and a "class act" on Twitter after his gesture of sympathy as he went around shaking hands and embracing Colombian players.

England were the better side without looking too risky but were then gifted the lead when Carlos Sanchez hauled down England's captain and talisman Kane once too often.

"Can I say to the Honourable Lady, I sincerely hope that members across the whole of this House will be congratulating England's success and welcoming England's success".

"I think it's an important moment for everybody in our country really", he said.

He later celebrated with his wife and son in Moscow and posed for photos with fans as England advanced to a quarter-final against Sweden on Saturday (Sunday NZ time).

"But we were very clear and once we'd assessed a couple of injuries that we had, we told the players who they were and they were ready". Can this World Cup get any more mental?

He continued: "I just set my way and went with power".

Following a cagey and largely uneventful first 45-minutes, the game sprung to life in the second half when the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Colombia's Christian Sanchez had manhandled Harry Kane in the box.

That mentality and the preparation was evident in the way England dealt with the challenge of the shootout.

England's Harry Kane was first to step up to the spot for the Three Lions, expertly drilling his shot low past David Ospina after Radamel Falcao converted Colombia's opening penalty.

After four minutes of mayhem as Colombia protested, Kane kept his cool and smashed in his third spot kick of Russian Federation 2018. It's a big night for England.

Jose Pekerman responded to the goal by bringing on Carlos Bacca for Lerma, a move that gave Colombia a little more presence going forward but also left more space for England to exploit at the other end of the pitch.

Asked what he thought of Geiger, who dished out yellow cards to six Colombian players, Maradona sneered: "The referee will know a lot about baseball, but he has no idea about football".

England, meanwhile, dropped the tempo slightly, happy to play the ball around the back to see the game out.

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