England fans react as Everton's Pickford saves Three Lions

TOPSHOT - Colombia's midfielder Mateus Uribe (R) misses to score a penalty kick as England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (C) jumps to catch the ball during the penalty shoot-out of the...

England progressed through to a World Cup quarter-final with Sweden thanks to some heroics from Everton stopper Jordan Pickford.

Jordan Pickford of England sees the ball clear as Mateus Uribe of Colombia misses his team's fourth penalty in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match...

England saw off Colombia in their last-16 clash in Moscow by virtue of a penalty shootout as reported by BBC Sport, with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford coming up trumps for the Three Lions.

Gareth Southgate's men were taken to extra time after looking like they would win the game 1-0, when Yerry Mina scored with two minutes of normal time remaining.

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The centre-half rose highest to head home past Kieran Trippier, who was covering the post, to notch his third goal of the finals, and give Los Cafeteros a chance to sneak through.

Colombia were poor throughout the game, showing none of the football that had landed them a place in the last 16 and instead resorting to overly aggressive play and gamesmanship.

They were seriously hurt by the lack of their talisman James Rodriguez, who had to watch from the stands after failing to recover from a knock.

England had many good performers on the night, but arguably no one better than Everton goalkeeper Pickford, whose save from Mateus Uribe's long-distance effort will very likely be named saved of the tournament.

Mateus Uribe of Colombia  takes Colombconfronts's fifth penalty as it hits the post as Jordan Pickford of England attempts to save during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match...

Frustratingly Mina then struck from the resulting corner, but the Everton star rose to the occasion in the shootout, denying Carlos Bacca and handing the chance to Eric Dier to send England through.

Fans were ecstatic after the game, and there was an outpouring of adulation for Everton's number one:

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