England will face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals, after Gareth Southgate’s England lastly knocked Colombia out in a final‑16 penalty shootout in Moscow.
England had all however secured their quarter-final place with Harry Kane’s 57th‑minute penalty – his sixth aim of the 2018 event. However they have been denied by a last-gasp Colombia assault as Yerry Mina scored from a nook in added time throughout a fiery match on the Spartak Stadium.
With the groups unable to interrupt the impasse they have been pressured right into a penalty shootout, which England gained Four-Three and can now face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon on the Samara Area.
Southgate reverted to the identical England XI who began the World Cup with none of the eight gamers drafted in to face Belgium last week holding their spot.
The sport was nearly 5 minutes previous when Raheem Sterling gained a free-kick for handball simply outdoors the penalty space on the left. Ashley Younger swung in the cross and David Ospina punched it clear.
England had two corners in the primary eight minutes. From the second, Colombia cleared and raced by way of on the counter-attack – Juan Quintero feeding Santiago Aras. England recovered to snuff out the hazard. A 3rd nook got here quickly after.
Within the 16th minute Kieran Trippier exchanged passes with Jesse Lingard to squirm clear on the precise. He pulled a cross in from the byline however Kane’s header bounced on the roof of the web.
A interval of Colombian strain culminated in Juan Cuadrado taking purpose however Harry Maguire blocked. Johan Mojica adopted up because the ball moved out to the left however his long-range effort failed.
One other England nook supplied another probability for the rival gamers to squabble over contact in the realm and there was an additional flashpoint when Trippier and Radamel Falcao clashed. Cuadrado and Maguire then exchanged shoves as they chased an extended ball, although the American official Mark Geiger appeared comfortable to let tempers fray.
Kane dropped deep to assist England construct an assault and had a number of vital touches in midfield. When he surge in the direction of the field he was tripped, giving England a free-kick 25 yards out.
As Trippier stood over the ball Wilmar Barrios appeared to butt Jordan Henderson. However after apparently consulting the VAR officers, Geiger brandished a yellow card. Trippier then clipped the ball broad of the put up.
Each groups had possibilities simply earlier than half-time. First Quintero whipped a shot in low at Jordan Pickford, who saved. Subsequent, Sterling’s unintended connection despatched a cross tumbling away from aim and Lingard lashed over.
The groups went into half-time goalless, and the sport continued in the identical fractious vein after the break. Arias was booked for elbowing Kane in an aerial duel in the 52nd minute, giving England one other probability to strive their luck from set-pieces.
Younger’s free-kick was flicked clear by Davinson Sánchez. Trippier floated in the nook and Carlos Sánchez was penalised for wrestling Kane to the ground. After a row involving gamers from either side Henderson was booked for flicking his head again at Mina.
Kane stepped as much as take the penalty and struck it down the center as Ospina went to his proper, making it 1-Zero and matching Gary Lineker’s haul in 1986.
John Stones then turned embroiled in a scuffle with Falcao. The striker tried to recommend Stones had raked his head as he ran previous however Geiger was unimpressed, though Falcao and the substitute Carlos Bacca have been each cautioned inside moments of one another.
With 77 minutes gone Younger fed Sterling who launched the ball to the overlapping Lingard, who tumbled below consideration from Davinson Sánchez earlier than capturing. The Manchester United participant was certain he had a penalty however Geiger waved play on.
England swapped Dele Alli for the extra defensive Eric Dier after which gave Jamie Vardy a pair of minutes to make use of his tempo towards tiring legs, with Sterling making approach.
The sport had ticked previous 90 minutes when Pickford made an outstanding fingertip save from Mateus Uribe’s long-range strike. It seemed a decisive contribution however from the nook Mina climbed greater than Maguire and nodded down and in on the far put up, Pickford and Trippier unable to maintain it out.
The ball was again in play for a minute or two till Geiger ushered in extra-time.
England seemed the wearier of the 2 sides in the primary 5 minutes of extra-time as Colombia appeared in management. The South People gained one other nook in the 100th minute however this time Davinson Sánchez was the primary head to it and he powered broad. Danny Rose then got here on for Younger.
With 112 minutes gone Vardy helped England acquire territory on the left and when Rose latched on to Henderson’s go he snuck a shot throughout aim. It took a slight deflection and crept broad however it was an indication of life.
England’s fourth substitute was Marcus Rashford, who got here on for Walker as Dier slipped again into defence.
With little greater than 5 minutes earlier than penalties one other harmful supply from the nook was met cleanly by Dier however his header flew effectively over. After an extremely nervy finale there was nonetheless no winner and the perimeters headed to penalties.
Daniel Taylor’s match report from Moscow will comply with.