England break penalty shootout curse

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   POWER There are fears of a UK power surge as England take on Colombia

Or so we thought.

'The goalkeeper has no worldwide experience, I have not seen anyone win the World Cup who has been decisive in some moments, ' Wenger told beIN Sports before England faced Colombia.

The final round of 16 fixture of the 2018 FIFA World Cup saw Colombia take on England last night as The Three Lions eventually trumped the Colombians after a penalty shoot-out decided the game in their favour.

Here's a look at how it went down.

This World Cup, though, has been a complete turnaround in mood and results. But it all fell apart two minutes later as Aron Gunnarsson's long throw caused chaos in the England defence and Ragnar Sigurdsson took advantage.

Their exuberant yellow-clad fans also put on an extraordinary show throughout the tournament, dancing with locals in fan zones and drowning out the English in Moscow. It was the Tottenham man's 12th goal as captain, in his eighth game with the armband as England ended their record of six penalty shootout defeats in seven at major tournaments.

Colombia: David Ospina 6 (out of 10), Santiago Arias 6, Yerry Mina 7, Davinson Sanchez 5, Johan Mojica 5, Wilmar Barrios 3, Carlos Sanchez 4, Jefferson Lerma 4, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado 7, Juan Quintero 5, Radamel Falcao 5.

It appeared that Henderson was about to join the likes of Stuart Pearce, Chris Waddle and current manager Gareth Southgate in the pantheon of England's shootout scapegoats.

"On penalties the victory could go either way". Colombia are usually a team that plays with a smile on its face, but too often in this game it was a nasty scowl. "We carried on, we believed and, in the shootout, we have some great takers".

England's build-up to Euro 2012 was hugely disturbed by Capello's shock resignation over the Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy. But the Liverpool man needed an assist from a namesake, who plays across Stanley Park at Everton. The Everton No. 1 admitted that it was not by chance that he made the crucial block.

"We did our research on them, with Margetson and the analysis staff", Pickford said. "It was a night when I knew we were going to get over the line".

"I think for them, definitely a big moment. It's all about the set position and I got a hand to it".

England had their list of kickers well prepared in advance but substitutions made during the game forced a change to the list of five kickers with Eric Dier stepping in. "To tell you the truth, the process leaves a lot of doubts".

As fans in the stadium in Moscow and across the country back home celebrated the incredible success, Southgate's leading lady and wife of over 20 years Alison was among the first to shower him with praise. "I apologise to all the Colombian people, but they must know the players are not to blame", he said.

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