World Cup: Colombia 1 England 1 (3-4 on penalties) - 5 things you need to know

England's Jordan Pickford celebrates with team mates after saving a penalty by Colombia's Carlos Bacca.
England's Jordan Pickford celebrates with team mates after saving a penalty by Colombia's Carlos Bacca.PHOTO: REUTERS

Perpetual World Cup underachievers England continue their revival under Gareth Southgate after the Three Lions saw off the challenge of Colombia in the round of 16 game in Moscow's Spartak Stadium. Harry Kane scored first from the penalty spot before Yerry Mina headed home a dramatic stoppage time equaliser to take the game into extra-time and penalties. England, who have never won a shoot-out at the World Cup, finally find the mental strength to come from behind in the shoot-out to send Colombia home.

1. Goals

Colombia (Yerry Mina 90th minute) England (Harry Kane, 64th)

Penalty shoot-out (Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado, Luis Muriel) England (Kane, Marcus Rashford, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier)

2. The wow moment

England, leading through Kane's opener, were cruising to the finishing line until substitute midfielder Manuel Uribe lashed a vicious volley from 35m out to force a save from Jordan Pickford. From the resultant corner, man-mountain Mina, standing at 1.94m tall, outjumps the defence to force his header over the line. That equaliser could not have come at a more dramatic moment.

3. The talking point

The Three Lions have an abysmal record when it comes to penalties. In seven shoot-outs in major competitions (European Championship and World Cup), England won just one, in the 1996 Euros (beating Spain). But in three World Cup shoot-outs, the men in white have lost all three, scoring seven kicks and missing seven as well. Manager Gareth Southgate, who famously missed his kick in the Euro 96 semi-final against Germany, has imbued his players with a sense of calm and this manifested itself against Colombia. Jordan Henderson missed his kick and Le Cafeteros were heading to a 3-2 win but Pickford pulls off a great save to deny Carlos Bacca and fortune smiled as well when the bar stopped Uribe's effort. Suddenly, a dark cloud had lifted over England as all those previous failures faded away. The Three Lions have finally learned how to score from 12 yards.

4. The star

In an energy-sapping 120 minutes, Trippier stood out amongst all the players. The right wing-back has a demanding role to cover his defence while needing to overlap to support the attack. This is a job the Tottenham Hotspur player did with aplomb. And he scored a penalty for good measure too.

5. What the result means

England banish their penalty hoodoo to meet Sweden in the quarter-finals. Southgate's men will now brim with confidence as they try to dismantle a defence that conceded just twice in Russia so far. As for Colombia, this could be the end of top striker Radamel Falcao, who has just one World Cup to his name after missing the 2014 edition through injury. They are left to wonder how different things could have been had Rodriguez been fit.