England’s new generation ended the World Cup penalty jinx by knocking out Colombia on spot kicks to reach the quarter-finals.
Eric Dier scored the winning kick after Jordan Pickford’s brilliant save from Carlos Bacca’s attempt to set up a game with Sweden in Samara on Saturday..
Here’s how the rugby world reacted to the win:
— Harlequins 🃏 (@Harlequins) July 3, 2018
England v Columbia – never in doubt.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) July 3, 2018
What an emotional finish to the game I feel 🤢 but incrifible to watch and what a save #pickford.
— Lewis Moody (@LewisMoody7) July 3, 2018
England deserved to win that. Congratulations and well done 👏
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) July 3, 2018
Never in doubt 👀
— Austin Healey (@IamAustinHealey) July 3, 2018
Justice for Colombia being bellends.
Erica Dier up there with the greats 🔥👀
— Sam Hill (@SamHill_93) July 3, 2018
Justice!!! Get in there boys!!
— Danny Care (@dannycare) July 3, 2018
WE GO AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ENGCOL
— Ed Slater (@edslater) July 3, 2018
Totally and utterly brilliant – what a moment for this team — brilliant totally brilliant, well done England – amazing scenes , so pleased for everyone but especially everyone in England – wow … yes yes yes and Southgate deserves this after 1996 brilliant , totally brilliant
— Sir Clive Woodward (@CliveWoodward) July 3, 2018
Fair play, Gareth Southgate turning in to somewhat of a legend #makinghistory
— Matt Jess (@mattjess14) July 3, 2018
Fair play! How intense are penalties? 😵🤯
— George North (@George_North) July 3, 2018
Not only have England 🏴 won a penalty shoot out they were bloody good spot kicks too.
Hat tip to Rashford for sinking his given its first at senior level & Dier for having ice coursing through his veins
— Sonja McLaughlan (@Sonjamclaughlan) July 3, 2018
Thats it! Its coming home.
Fair play lads, from never having won a penalty shoot out to smashing it! pic.twitter.com/U4aSb0COpf
— James Haskell (@jameshaskell) July 3, 2018
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) July 3, 2018