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Play ratings: City trio help England to historic win in Moscow

England pulled off their first ever penalty shoot-out victory in World Cup history last night as they beat Colombia to progress to the competition’s quarter-finals.

Harry Kane gave England the lead early in the second-half from the penalty spot to score his sixth goal of the tournament after being dragged to the ground by Carlos Sanchez from a corner.

And Gareth Southgate’s side looked set for victory in 90 minutes as the game drew to a close, only for Colombia defender Yerry Mina to head home in injury hime to take it to extra-time.

England came the closest to scoring what surely would have been the winner through substitute Danny Rose’s driven effort, however his shot drifted agonisingly wide, meaning the tie was to be settled from the spot.

Hearts were in mouths all over the country when Jordan Henderson missed England’s third, however Mateus Uribe’s miss and Jordan Pickford’s brilliant save from Carlos Bacca’s attempt set-up Eric Dier to win it for England.

The Tottenham star slotted home cooly to send Southgate and his side into elation, setting up an enticing last-eight tie versus Sweden on Saturday afternoon.

Player Ratings

Jordan Pickford – 9
Man of the Match. Pulled off a heroic save in the final minutes of normal time just before Colombia’s equaliser, and his save from Carlos Bacca’s penalty set up team-mate Eric Dier to win it for the Three Lions.

Kieren Tripper – 8
Brilliant again, with his performance capping off what has been a superb World Cup for him so far. Scored England’s fourth penalty under huge amounts of pressure.

Kyle Walker – 6
Assured at centre-back again and took the ball well out of defence. Fortunate not to concede a penalty for a silly hand-ball late on.

John Stones – 7.5
Excellent display from the Manchester City defender. Composed on the ball as always and defended valiantly in the face of an aggressive and provocative Colombian attack.

Harry Maguire – 8
Had Radamel Falcao firmly in his pocket throughout and was colossal from set-pieces. Unfortunate to lose out to Mina for Colombia’s equaliser in the final moments.

Ashley Young – 5.5
Quiet night again for Young. Got up and down well but lacked end product.

Jordan Henderson – 7 
Unable to provide creativity in the final third as he has done in England’s previous games, but ran tirelessly throughout and was still excellent in possession.

Dele Alli – 5
Clearly not fully recovered from the injury which kept him out of the games versus Panama and Belgium.

Jesse Lingard – 6
Threatened in parts and made a couple of useful runs in behind, but not his usual lively self.

Raheem Sterling – 4
Brightened up in the second-half, but ultimately was sloppy in possession and struggled hugely to deal with the physicality of the Colombian defence.

Harry Kane – 8.5
Another excellent display, scoring England’s opener as well as converting from the spot in the shoot-out. Held the ball up excellently and won countless free-kicks.


Eric Dier (for Dele Alli, 80) – 4
Poor, but scored the winning penalty so is ultimately forgiven.
Jamie Vardy (for Raheem Sterling, 87) – 6
Ran well but perhaps would have been more useful if he came on earlier as England’s midfield tired in extra time.
Danny Rose (forn Ashley Young, 102) – 7
Provided a big threat out-wide and narrowly missed a great chance late on.
Marcus Rashford (for Kyle Walker, 113) – 6
Little time to get involved but showed ice cold nerves from the spot in the shoot-out.