The Three Lions advanced to the quarter-finals of the showpiece tournament courtesy of an incredible shootout win over Colombia
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England made history on Tuesday as they won their first ever World Cup knockout match via a penalty shootout.
After a 1-1 draw against Colombia in Moscow, a goalless period of extra-time sent the game to penalties, with Three Lions fans fearing the worst given their nation’s woeful record from spot-kicks.
But Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Kieran Trippier and Eric Dier all converted, while Jordan Pickford saved from Carlos Bacca, to ensure England would reach the quarter-final stage.
And the newspapers in England and abroad were full of praise for Gareth Southgate’s side as they now look ahead to Saturday’s meeting with Sweden…