Colombia player ratings as Davinson Sanchez and Yerry Mina get high marks in defeat to England

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Do not adjust your television sets – England won a penalty shoot-out at the World Cup.

Seemingly coasting to a hard-fought victory, the head of Yerry Mina made things extremely dicey for the Three Lions – and Colombia looked on top for much of extra-time.

However, England held their nerve on spot-kicks at the fourth time of asking on the global stage as Jordan Pickford denied Carlos Bacca and Eric Dier sent them to the quarter-finals.

Check our Colombia ratings below:

COLOMBIA (4-3-3)

David Ospina – Ospina was a calm presence – which will have surprised Arsenal fans. Saved Henderson’s spot-kick. 7

Santiago Arias – Defended manfully but too hot-headed as Colombia failed to keep their cool when down. 6

Davinson Sanchez – A real coming-of-age display. Often looks shaky but not here – commanding blocks and tackles all game. 8

Yerry Mina – Three goals in three games. How can you argue with that? Capable defender but monster at set-pieces. 7

Johan Mojica – Fascinating tussle with Trippier all game – held his ground superbly against one of tournament’s best right-backs. 7

Wilmar Barrios – Chief ankle-nipper in midfield yet his moment of madness for Henderson headbutt nearly derailed his side. 6

Carlos Sanchez – In serious danger of thwarting Colombia on his own again, could have easily been sent off for dissent. 5

Jefferson Lerma –Willing runner but often just chasing shadows in midfield before coming off on the hour-mark. 5

Juan Cuadrado – Several neat touches and passes. Profited from Walker’s midfield error only to blast shot high and wide. 6

Juan Quintero – Colombia’s defensive set-up, forcing him out wide, did not help him one bit as he struggled to get into the game. 5

Radamel Falcao – Only got going when England lost momentum after the equaliser. Wasn’t helped by supporting cast. 5

SUBSTITUTES

Carlos Bacca – Thrown on to bolster attack with Colombia down. Went on to endure penalty horror. 5

Mateus Uribe – His audacious shot gave his side one last chance from the corner, and they took it. 7

Luis Muriel – What Colombia would have given for James. Lots of effort, little guile. 6

Cristian Zapata – On at the death as his side settled for spot-kicks. N/A

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Do not adjust your television sets – England won a penalty shoot-out at the World Cup.

Seemingly coasting to a hard-fought victory, the head of Yerry Mina made things extremely dicey for the Three Lions – and Colombia looked on top for much of extra-time.

However, England held their nerve on spot-kicks at the fourth time of asking on the global stage as Jordan Pickford denied Carlos Bacca and Eric Dier sent them to the quarter-finals.

Check our England ratings below:

ENGLAND (3-1-4-2)

Jordan Pickford – Save from Uribe may have been going wide but came up with goods to deny Bacca in shoot-out 7

Kyle Walker – Was producing a fine display before his brain freeze let Falcao in behind. Worryingly prone to mental lapse. 5

John Stones – Always been comfortable on the ball and is now becoming a much more assured defender 7

Harry Maguire – Wherever the ball was, his head swiftly followed – except at the very last up against a leaping Mina 7

Jordan Henderson – Lost his nerve when England lost control in first half of extra-time. Missed penalty. 5

Kieran Trippier – Radar on set-pieces slightly askew – this was a night where he showed off his defending to shackle Quintero 7

Dele Alli – Fantastic defensive shift on the left when England under pressure. Made one defence-splitting pass to Lingard 7

Jesse Lingard – Too often on the periphery and failed to find a wide-open Kane in the box late in the second half 5

Ashley Young – Some exquisite touches made openings down the left with space at a premium, defensively rock-solid 7

Raheem Sterling – So crucial to this side with lightning pace and intelligent runs. He’s just too often a shade off making an accurate touch or pass 6

Harry Kane – Didn’t get the service – so served himself up. Won seven fouls, including the one for the penalty, and a bucketful of pressure-relieving headers 8

SUBSTITUTES

Eric Dier – On when Southgate looked to shore up shop. Ended up as England’s penalty hero 7

Jamie Vardy – As midfield lost connection to attack, had nothing to feed on 5

Danny Rose – Picked up well from where Young left off, added pep to flanks 7

Marcus Rashford – Only on for the penalty, and what a hit it was from the 20-year-old N/A

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A new England story as penalty shootout win over Colombia books World Cup quarter-final spot

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England fans at the Otkrytie Arena would’ve been rubbing their eyes in disbelief while others adjusted their television sets when Eric Dier’s penalty found the back at the net.

At the fourth time of asking, England finally won a World Cup penalty shootout to book their place in the quarter-finals in Russia with Colombia missing out.

Harry Kane opened the scoring in the 57th minute when he converted a penalty having been felled in the box by Carlos Sanchez during a corner kick.

However, Colombia then scored from their first corner of the game as Yerry Mina rose highest to head home in the 92nd minute to level the score at 1-1 and take the game into extra-time where no goals were forthcoming.

Despite David Ospina saving Jordan Henderson’s effort to give his side the advantage in the shootout, Mateus Uribe hit the crossbar when his number was up before Jordan Pickford saved Carlos Bacca’s strike.

Dier stepped up to take the decisive penalty and though Ospina got a hand to it, his effort found the back of the net to win the shootout 4-3.

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