10 incredible stats you might have missed from England’s World Cup last-16 win over Colombia

10 incredible stats you might have missed from England’s World Cup last-16 win over Colombia

With England safely through to the quarter-final of the World Cup for the first time since 2006 they can now turn their attention to the game against Sweden in Samara on Saturday.

England overcame Colombia in a tight game that had many talking points – none more so than England recording their first ever penalty shootout win at a World Cup finals.

There were also some other interesting stats that may have slipped your attention, so with that in mind here are 10 incredible stats from England’s win over Colombia you might have missed.

1. Yerry Mina is only the third defender to score three goals at a single tournament in World Cup history.

2. Only two players in Colombia’s history have scored in at least three consecutive World Cup games: James Rodriguez (2014) and Yerry Mina (2018).

3. Harry Kane is the first England player to score in each of his first three World Cup games for the Three Lions.

4. No England player has ever scored more goals (6) in a single World Cup than Harry Kane at the 2018 tournament.

5. Harry Kane is one now of only five players to score three penalties in a single World Cup campaign.

…and he’s the first England player to score in six consecutive international games since Tommy Lawton in 1939.

6. Jordan Pickford became the second England goalkeeper to save a penalty in a shootout.

7. No 2018 World Cup side has been shown more (6) than Colombia in a single game.

8. Harry Maguire won 12 aerial duels against Colombia; the most by a defender in a single game (inc. extra-time) at the 2018 World Cup.

9. Make that 29…

10. England’s first penalty shootout win in World Cup history.