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Marcus Rashford celebrates with his family

Rashford's role in World Cup history

Marcus Rashford helped England to make history on Tuesday night as the national team won a World Cup penalty shootout for the very first time.

The Manchester United striker only played for the last seven minutes of extra-time but he smashed in the second of his side's spot-kicks as Colombia were beaten 4-3, following a tense 1-1 draw over 120 minutes.

The South Americans had snatched an equaliser in injury-time at the end of normal time, as giant defender Yerry Mina's header cancelled out Harry Kane's 57th-minute penalty.

Marcus Rashford scores a penalty

When it came to the shootout, Colombia seemed to be in control of the concluding last-16 tie when they converted three attempts, including the first one by former United forward Radamel Falcao, and thwarted England's third with a brilliant save by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina to deny Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

However, Mateus Uribe then hit the underside of the bar, Kieran Trippier levelled the score at 3-3 and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford pulled off a superb stop to keep out Carlos Bacca's on-target penalty.

That sequence of events teed up Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier to score the decisive spot-kick and send the ecstatic England squad into Saturday afternoon's quarter-final at Samara Arena, where Sweden lie in wait.

The Swedes beat Switzerland 1-0 earlier in the day, with United's Victor Lindelof on duty throughout the 90 minutes at Saint Petersburg Stadium.

Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford celebrate victory with their England team-mates

Last summer's signing from Benfica can now look forward to facing Rashford and his other club colleagues Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young - who both started against Colombia - plus Phil Jones, an unused substitute.

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