10 of the best images from Colombia vs England

In case you – somehow – haven’t heard, football is coming home. There’s just the formality of getting the actual games out of the way first.

England dominated throughout against Colombia in their last 16 World Cup tie, remaining calm in the face of gamesmanship, weak refereeing and the sheer weight of their awful penalty shootout record to deservedly set up a quarter-final clash with Sweden.

It was a test of character and belief. Colombia should have been down to 10 men in the first half when Wilmar Barrios headbutted Jordan Henderson.

Jordan Pickford produced the save of the tournament to deny Mateus Uribe in stoppage-time. England had won the game once and then had to win it all over again, via a first ever World Cup shootout win.

It was a historic night for England and we’ve collected ten of the best images from it, to relive the story a slightly different way…