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Yerry Mina becomes Colombia's 2nd highest goalscorer in World Cup history

The Barcelona defender scored his third header from a corner when he scored in injury time against England in the last 16 clash of the World Cup.

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Colombia's defender Yerry Mina (L) vies with England's forward Raheem Sterling during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Juan Mabromat
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Yerry Mina became Colombia's second most prolific goalscorer in World Cup history on Tuesday night with his third headed goal of the tournament against England. Harry Kane had given England the lead from the penalty spot and Colombia's chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals looked slim.

Colombia won a corner and Mina arrived in the box to slam home despite the best efforts of Jordan Pickford and Kieran Trippier. Mina has scored in three consecutive games now after scoring against Poland, Senegal and England.

It was his third goal of the tournament and sits joint fourth in the golden boot rankings. He also broke or equalled  a host of other long standing records. He became the first defender to score three headed goals in a World Cup since 1966 also.

Anothe record he broke was becoming the first defender to score three goals in the same World Cup without needing a penalty to land the treble. Breitner scored three in 1974 and Brehme in 1990 but they landed goals from the spot (data comes via Fran Martínez).

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