England finally overcame almost 30 years of penalty pain when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans had equalized in the 93rd minute.
Harry Kane scored just after the break to hand the Three Lions a deserved lead, but Yerry Mina's stoppage-time header sent the game to extra time and, eventually, penalties after neither team could find a victor in open play.
England players celebrate the penalty save by Jordan Pickford from Carlos Bacca of Colombia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
It is the furthest England has progressed in any tournament since the David Beckham era when a golden generation of players underperformed on the worldwide stage, exiting the 2002 and 2006 World Cups in the last eight.
Kane's strike also sees the 24-year-old match Lionel Messi's total record of World Cup goals, on his debut at the tournament.
This was a glorious night on several levels for Southgate as he guided England into a quarter-final with Sweden and with possibility of a last-four meeting with hosts Russian Federation or Croatia should they prevail.
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Accompanied by a photo of himself on the phone, Lingard tweeted: "No mum, I'm not coming home". With their first choice XI back, they should perform better than in their last match, but Colombia will provide them with a stern test.
"I did all my research on them, for starters, so we had a fair idea", Pickford told ITV.
England's only previous penalty shoot-out success had come against Spain in Euro '96 and the nation had been knocked out of three previous World Cups on penalties, in 1990, 1998 and 2006. I've got power and agility. England got their breakthrough when Kane was bundled over by Carlos Sanchez in the area from a Trippier corner.
Colombia came into the game having topped Group H after a disappointing start meant they lost to Japan, but they bounced back defeating Poland and Senegal. "You don't always get what you deserve in life, but I think tonight we did". "We never panicked. We were ready for that".
It was a stunning end to normal time that left England ragged and reeling.
England substitute Dier missed the best chance of the extra period when he headed over but he made up for it in emphatic style before being mobbed by his relieved team mates. Eric Dier converted the game-winning kick to advance.