MOSCOW — England ended its long run of penalty misery and reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years, beating Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday.
Eric Dier scored the decisive kick after a 1-1 draw.
England will play Sweden in the quarterfinals in Samara on Saturday. It is the furthest England has progressed in any tournament since the David Beckham era, when a golden generation of players exited the 2002 and 2006 World Cups in the last eight.
England took the lead in a scrappy match when Harry Kane scored from the penalty spot in the 57th minute. Yerry Mina headed in an equalizer in the third minute of stoppage time.
England trailed 3-2 in the shootout after Jordan Henderson’s shot was saved, but Mateus Uribe hit the bar and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford then saved Carlos Bacca’s kick.
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Here’s a look at how the penalty kicks unfolded at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow:
Colombia captain Radamel Falcao won the coin toss, choose to shoot first, and took his team’s first spot-kick high and straight. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford dived to his right side.
England captain Harry Kane had already scored a penalty, high and straight, in the second half to give his team the lead. This time he fired it low and hard into the bottom corner, just beyond the fingers of David Ospina diving to his right side.
Juan Cuadrado hit a rising shot to the left top corner side, high away from Pickford’s dive to his right.
Substitute Marcus Rashford copied Kane, hitting the ball low and hard into the corner as Ospina again guessed correctly to his right but could not reach it.
Luis Muriel coolly hit a slow kick to the right side of the goal, wrong-footing Pickford who dived to his own right side.
The first failure due to a fantastic Ospina save. Jordan Henderson side-footed his spot-kick low toward the bottom right corner but Ospina stretched to his left and used a strong hand to push the ball away.
A miss by Mateus Uribe, striking the ball with his right foot high to the goalkeeper’s left but rising too fast. The ball struck the underside of the crossbar and bounced out to safety with Pickford having dived the correct way.
Defender Kieran Trippier struck a rising spot-kick into the left corner of the net, just out of reach of Ospina’s dive. The Colombia goalie again chose the correct side.
The key save by Pickford. Carlos Bacca hit a rising ball to Pickford’s right, but the England ’keeper had skipped forward off his line to narrow the angle. Pickford had strong forward momentum and beat the ball away with his left hand thrust high.
For the third time a Tottenham player stepped up to face the Colombia goalkeeper who plays for north London rival Arsenal. Eric Dier placed his shot low toward the left corner, and Ospina again guessed correctly, but the outstretched fingers of his right hand could not keep the ball out.
At the fourth attempt, England defied memories of exits on penalties in 1990, 1998 and 2006, finally recording its first World Cup shootout win.