Hero goalkeeper helps England beat Colombia in FIRST EVER victorious World Cup penalty shootout

England’s most-expensive goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made history once more last night as he helped the Three Lions to their first-ever World Cup penalty shootout win – as his childhood sweetheart cheered him on from the stands.

Pickford’s heroics capped a thrilling 4-3 win over Colombia that set up a quarter final match with Sweden on Saturday – and a stampede from England fans to make the game.

Tickets for the fixture soared to almost £700, 15 times their face value, amid the clamour to see Gareth Southgate’s side march on.

One fan certain to be there is Megan Davison, Pickford’s girlfriend, who had roared him to success in Moscow last night alongside the other WAGs.

He was 16 and she 14 when they met as pupils at St Robert of Newminster Catholic School in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Jordan Pickford executed an incredible save to secure England’s victory during penalty shoot-outs at a tense match in Moscow

Megan Davison, Jordan Pickford’s girlfriend (left), could hardly watch as the game went into penalties but her boyfriend was able to block Bacca  (pictured, right, Pickford celebrates)

England players pile on top of one another at tonight’s match, in which they beat Colombia on a penalty shoot-out that followed an incredibly tense second half and extra time 

Players celebrated the win with their families after Pickford blocked a crucial shot from Colombia to deliver his side’s first ever World Cup penalty win 

University of Sunderland graduate Megan has been with Jordan ever since and they now live together in Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’ between Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Prestbury.

Pickford, who built his reputation playing for Sunderland, now earns £90,000 a week at Everton, and is the most expensive British keeper in history.

‘Instagram addict’ Megan, now 22, often posts pictures of herself enjoying champagne and cocktails on beaches around the world. 

The England WAGs assembled in their football strips ahead of England’s match against Colombia which saw the historic world first on penalties 

Gareth Southgate celebrates after England go through to the World Cup quarter finals on penalties at the match in Moscow this evening 

Megan couldn’t hide her delight as she watched her boyfriend help to take the team through with his dramatic save against Colombia 

Jamie Vardy speaks to Rebekah as players reunite with their families to celebrate the win over Colombia in the World Cup

The manager celebrates with his family following an incredibly tense evening in Moscow where England went through on penalties against Colombia 

Dele Alli’s girlfriend, Ruby Mae, watches from the stands as a tense second half turns into a lead for England thanks to Harry Kane’s penalty 

Tickets are selling for 15 times the lowest official price after Pickford helped secure England’s win against Colombia, sending the squad through to the quarter finals 

It’s thought up to five million Brits could ‘pull a sickie’ today as they were out late celebrating England’s victory.   

Pubs were full to the brim and streets were empty in across England last night as a predicted 40 million pints were downed as England beat the South American side.

The victory could mean an £18million boost for the British economy, despite a predicted fall in productivity tomorrow as research suggests one in 10 Brits are planning to call in sick.

A study commissioned by Centropy PR asked 2,000 people if they would skip work to celebrate and England football victory.

Sixteen percent said they would consider it, 8 percent said it was a possibility and seven percent said they ‘definitely would’.

Harry Kane and Co will face Sweden in their quarter-final clash at Samara Arena where temperatures will hit highs of 30C in the World Cup fixture 

Samara Arena will host the World Cup quarter-final between Sweden vs England after Jordan Pickford helped carry the team through to the quarters 

Prices shot up for the quarter finals following England’s defeat of Colombia, which will mean they play Sweden, who beat Switzerland last night  

As Viagogo was flogging tickets for up to £530. Touts also cashed in on last night’s game against the South American side.

Social media allowed touts to trade tickets and one Facebook user offered England fans tickets for £530 and £681.   

England won their last-16 clash against Colombia in shootouts (4-3) after Yerry Mina cancelled-out Harry Kane’s spot-kick with a stoppage time goal. 

Ticket prices on viagogo have soared following last night’s wing against the Colombia that sent England to the quarter finals 

Harry Kane wheels away in celebration after scoring England’s first goal of the game in the 58th minute

The Sweden fans who had travelled to Russia celebrate Forsberg’s goal which was enough to send them into the last eight of the tournament 

England’s Jordan Henderson was the first to miss but an error from Mateus Uribe and superb save by Jordan Pickford on Carlos Bacca’s shot saw them earn their spot in the quarter-final.

Andreas Granqvist and Co defeated Switzerland 1-0 in their round of 16 clash after Emil Forsberg scored in the second-half to secure their quarter-final spot. 

Sweden and England will battle for a place in the semis at Samara Arena, which has a capacity of 44,918. Temperatures are set to climb as high as 86F (30C) during the game. The game marks the first time that Sweden have made it to a World Cup quarter final since 1994.

England have won eight of their 24 encounters with Sweden, with nine resulting in draws and seven in losses to the Swedish side.

Forsberg runs off in celebration after scoring the crucial goal that put Sweden ahead in the last-16 tie against Switzerland

He was swiftly joined by his Sweden team-mates after his goal separated the two sides with just over 20 minutes to play

By Harry Olsen for MailOnline 

Sweden and England  will meet in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup after being victorious in their round of 16 clashes. 

The Three Lions won their last-16 clash against Colombia in shootouts (4-3) after Yerry Mina cancelled-out Harry Kane’s spot-kick with a stoppage time goal. England’s Jordan Henderson was the first to miss but an error from Mateus Uribe and superb save by Jordan Pickford on Carlos Bacca’s shot saw them earn their spot in the quarter-final.

Andreas Granqvist and Co defeated Switzerland 1-0 in their round of 16 clash after Emil Forsberg scored in the second-half to secure their quarter-final spot.  

Sportsmail provide you with everything you need to know for the World Cup 2018 quarter-final clash Sweden vs England including how to watch, kick-off time, squads, stats and latest odds.

Harry Kane and Co will face Sweden in their quarter-final clash at Samara Arena 

World Cup quarter-final match takes place on Friday 7th July at 3pm (BST) with starting line-ups expected to be announced a hour before kick-off.

Our American audience will be able to catch Sweden vs England match at 10am (EST).

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Samara Arena will be the World Cup match venue for Sweden vs England and has a capacity of 44,918. Temperatures are set to climb as high as 86F (30C) during the game.

Last match to held at this venue was the last-16 clash Brazil vs Mexico which saw Neymar score and then assist Roberto Firmino in scoring the second goal to book their place in the quarter-final. 

Samara Arena will host the World Cup quarter-final between Sweden vs England

Goalkeepers Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea), Robin Olsen (Copenhagen).

Defenders Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar), Filip Helander (Bologna), Pontus Jansson (Leeds), Emil Krafth (Bologna), Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Victor Lindelof (Manchester United), Martin Olsson (Swansea).

Midfielders Viktor Claesson (Krasnodar), Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Emil Forsberg (Leipzig), Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa), Sebastian Larsson (Hull), Marcus Rohden (Crotone), Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders).

Forwards Marcus Berg (Al Ain), John Guidetti (Alaves), Isaac Kiese Thelin (Waasland-Beveren), Ola Toivonen (Toulouse).

Goalkeepers 1) Jordan Pickford (Everton), 13) Jack Butland (Stoke), 23) Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders 22) Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), 2) Kyle Walker (Man City), 12) Kieran Trippier, 3) Danny Rose (all Tottenham), 6) Harry Maguire (Leicester), 16) Phil Jones (Man Utd), 5) John Stones (Man City), 15) Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

Midfielders 8) Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), 4) Eric Dier, 20) Dele Alli (both Tottenham), 7) Jesse Lingard, 18) Ashley Young (both Man Utd), 17) Fabian Delph (Man City), 21) Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Forwards 10) Raheem Sterling (Man City), 11) Jamie Vardy (Leicester), 9) Harry Kane (Tottenham), 19) Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), 14) Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

Sweden 

England 

Sweden goalscorers

England goalscorers

England have won eight of their 24 encounters with Sweden, with nine resulting in draws and seven in losses to the Swedish side. 

H2H stats (last 5) 

Winner

Sweden – 4/2

England – 10/11

Draw – 12/5 

BTTS

Yes – 6/5

No – 3/10 

*Odds by Betfair 03/07/18

By Shekhar Bhatia in Moscow and Bridie Pearson-Jones for MailOnline

England football supporters were put through a spectrum of emotion as they roared their team to the narrowest of World Cup last-16 victories from more than 1,500 miles away.

The passion on the pitch in the Russian capital was replicated at fan zones across England, as substitute Eric Dier’s decisive spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out sent the Three Lions through – and fans into raptures.

Earlier, skipper Harry Kane’s second-half penalty against a dogged Colombia side saw the team come within seconds of setting up a quarter-final tie with Sweden on Saturday afternoon.

But a stoppage-time equaliser from Colombia’s Yerry Mina put paid to England’s hopes for a steady passage to the next round, and the mood back home became much more subdued. 

In Russia, fans who watched the game live were ‘overjoyed’ with the result.

Charmain Christie, 23, of Ripon, Yorkshire said outside the ground ‘I thought we had blown it when they scored to equalise.

‘I thought it’s never on our fortune and it was going to be a sad night again. But the team were excellent and didn’t give up. The penalties were amazing. So exciting and we did it finally. 

Technician Dave Long 54, or Southampton was on crutches as he left the ground having Ruptured his Achilles in an accident

‘I’m definitely going to Samara for the quarter final with my dad Ced who’s with me. We just couldn’t go home now.   England is going all the way to the final!’  

Maxine Thomson of Harlow, Essex told MailOnline ‘It’s no heartbreak and more like a heart attack. It was so nerve jangling. 

‘I am ecstatic. I thought we’d need the penalties. But it is an amazing feeling to think we won on penalties.’ 

Left to right Aaron Griggs of Romford, Essex, Juan Valveldero of Bogata and Terry Comitte of Romford. The Colombian congratulated them after the match

Maxine Thomson of Harlow, Essex, said it felt like ‘a heart attack. It was so nerve jangling, but she added ‘ I am ecstatic. I thought we’d need the penalties. But it is an amazing feeling to think we won on penalties!’ 

Charlotte Dale, 26, a teacher from Mansfield flew into Moscow hours before the match after buying a ticket online at the cost price of £200 watched the game.

As England won on penalties she beamed ‘I’m one of the luckiest girls in the world. 

‘I can’t believe I got here so quickly and easily when all those millions back home wanted to be at the match. 

‘I can say I was there!’ 

She added ‘I bought it from the FIFA website at last minute. I was on there for a few days hoping to get a ticket. And I couldn’t believe it when the computer suddenly said yes. 

‘I got a flight from Heathrow for £245 one way and was here this afternoon. 

‘Being at the match was a dream come true and meeting people from different cultures at the match was incredible. 

Charlotte Dale, 26, a teacher from Mansfield flew into Moscow hours before the match after buying a ticket online at the cost price of £200 watched the game

Colombian fan Clara Maria Munoz of MedellÌn

Charmain Christie,23, of Ripon, Yorkshire in Moscow

‘I was the only English person among hundreds of Colombians. The match started off slow and got better as we went on. I was screaming the whole time. 

‘I had the feeling we would win without extra time when we scored. When they equalised I knew it would go to penalties. 

‘I had high hopes we would win on penalties. But I wasn’t sure because of our record and Colombia is such a good team. But now we are through we just to have win It. ‘ 

Technician Dave Long 54, from Southampton was on crutches as he left the ground having Ruptured his Achilles in an accident.

He said ‘I wouldn’t have wanted to miss that for the world. When I went to plummeted I thought oh here we go again. 

‘But Southgate has drilled into them after he missed that famous penalty in Euro 96. This will be his legacy now and it’s great for him and the country. 

Property developer Terry Comitte of Romford, Essex, said ‘I thought I was gonna have a heart attack during the penalties. 

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‘My legs went and I thought your definitely going to lose after they scored in the 91st minute and then he went to penalties.But we can go on from here today and win the World Cup. 

‘I was only disappointed with the small number of England fans. I bet they will all want to turn up on Saturday after the quarter-final against Sweden now.’ 

Aaron Griggs also of Romford said ‘England do that to you and they like making you live on your nerves. 

‘But we put a lot of ghosts to bed tonight and proved that we can score penalties and we can deal with the pressure. ‘I cant wait for the quarter-final now… this could be our time.’   

Colombian fan Clara Maria Munoz of Medellín said ‘I’m a little sad to know that my country can’t go to the next round but I am very proud to know that my team reached this stage. 

‘Colombia showed that it is a great team but England deserves to continue and continue with its wonderful soccer. 

England fans in the stands in Moscow as fans celebrate getting to the final eight in the World Cup

England fans celebrate in the stands after their side win the FIFA World Cup 2018, round of 16 match at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow

‘There were two great footballing countries in this stadium tonight and it’s a shame that both can’t go through. But good luck to England.’ 

On home soil million of Brits watched the game as it was broadcast on ITV. 

Fans in south London celebrate England’s victory against Colombia

England fans watch Colombia vs England in Flat Iron Square, London

Joe O’Neill, 27, of Hastings, who was cheering on his home nation – winners of the 1966 World Cup – from a huge screen on Brighton beach, said ‘I thought it was all over just before Colombia scored. I was so upset, I felt quite deflated.

‘When the screen cut out I thought this was a classic English thing to happen. But then when we won the penalties that was the best moment in the history of English football.

Fans celebrate at a Boxpark in London as Harry Kane scores the first goal for England

Fans in Newcastle city centre celebrate England beating Colombia on penalties at the World Cup

England fans in Manchester celebrate England’s victory on penalties as Colombia crash out of the World Cup

Reactions to Colombia’s equaliser Fans at Impossible Bar in Manchester city centre react during this evening’s game

Shocked fans gasp at Colombia’s equaliser in a central Manchester bar

Fans in Moscow hold up an ‘It’s Coming Home’ sign as they knock Colombia out of the World Cup and proceed to the quarter finals

England and Colombia fans on the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey, south London watch the penalty shoot out in the World Cup match between England and Colombia

England fans watch Colombia vs England in Flat Iron Square, London

‘I felt exhausted, stressed, elated. It was unbelievable.’

He was one of more than 2,200 people to have piled onto Brighton beach to watch the match on the Luna Beach Cinema big screen.

Fans wearing replica shirts chanted ‘football’s coming home’, the refrain which has long been adopted as an unofficial national anthem for the England football team, at various points during the match, most notably after Spurs striker Kane’s opener and Dier’s cool decider.

There were cheers and celebrations from a small number of Three Lions fans inside Lost Rivers in Elephant and Castle in south London where, just like in Moscow’s Spartak Stadium, the majority of those watching were supporting Colombia.   

Football fans who had packed onto a specially built grandstand in the beer garden of the Railway Tavern pub in Dereham, Norfolk, erupted with cheers as Dier scored England’s winning penalty against Colombia.

People hurled plastic cups of beer in the air as hundreds jumped around and chanted ‘It’s coming home’.

Mark Rock, 25, who lives in Ashill, near Dereham, said ‘It was good, brilliant, fully deserved, we go through on penalties, finally!’

Asked how far he thinks England will go, he said ‘All the way, it’s coming home!’

England fans were less outnumbered in Times Square, Newcastle, where the 2,000-odd crowd was overwhelmingly and unapologetically partisan. Beer sprayed high into the blue Tyneside sky as Kane scored England’s spot-kick.

And supporters were even spotted celebrating in New York City, where footage emerged from Twitter user @OneGFB of fans reacting to the latest win. 

England fans at Ashton Gate, Bristol swing their shirt around their heads as England defeat Colombia in the round of 16 in Russia

Fans take their clothes off and spray beer around at The Lord Stamford public house in Manchester as England beat Colombia

Fans at Flat Iron Square in London react during England’s victory against Colombia

A Colombian fan looked dejected after his team crash out the world cup and he places his head in his hands

Colombian fans reacts after England defeated Colombia in a penalty shoot out during the round of 16 match

Colombia fans at the Spartak Stadium look sombre as they gather after the match

England fans celebrate by raising their arms and taking off their shirts as they chant ‘football’s coming home’ in Newcastle

Fans at Newcastle’s O2 Academy erupted at Dier scored the winning goal. They hugged and danced when the penalty was given and the fans’ zone erupted when it was tucked away.

But joy turned to anxiety and gave way to despair as Colombia equalised in injury time. Fans fell to the floor on Brighton beach, and there were similar scenes in Newcastle.

Elsewhere, the masses of Colombia fans in Elephant and Castle’s Lost Rivers screamed as they drew level. Beer was sent cascading over those watching, and fans stood on pool tables and stools to share their delight.

Among the crowd, a baby wearing a miniature Colombia shirt was held up next to a replica World Cup trophy. But it was not to be for Colombia, as England partied.

Fans dance on the beach in Brighton as they watch the penalty shootout

England Fans in Newcastle city centre watching the game raise their arms and scream at the victory

Fans celebrate England’s first goal of the match as they watch the FIFA 2018 World Cup Finals match between Colombia and England

England fans celebrate following their sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium

 

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