England has finally won a penalty shootout at the World Cup.
Coming into Tuesday’s game against Colombia, England had lost six of seven shootouts at major tournaments, including all three at the World Cup.
After a Harry Kane penalty put the Three Lions up 1-0, Colombia answered in the 93′ minute and the two sides exchanged chances during extra time before going to a penalty shootout.
Radamel Falcao hit the first penalty shot for Colombia and England’s Harry Kane followed with a calm finish of his own. Then, both Juan Cuadrado and Marcus Rashford scored. The first key save came from Colombia’s Ospina who dove to his left to save Jordan Henderson’s shot. But immediately after, Mateus Uribe’s shot hit the crossbar and fell out of the goal, giving England new life. Colombia’s next shot was saved by Jordan Pickford with his left hand, and Eric Dier put away the final penalty to give England the win.
The Three Lions finally were finally able to get the penalty monkey off their back, winning 4-3 in the shootout.
Watch the full shootout below.
Naturally, twitter, and of course former English players, were extremely excited for the end of the jinx.
England will face Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday.