Your England penalty takers for a potential World Cup shootout against Colombia

Harry Kane
Image: Harry Kane has scored two penalties for England at the World Cup

Ahead of England's World Cup last-16 tie with Colombia we asked you who Gareth Southgate should turn to if a dreaded penalty shootout is required to separate the sides. 

England's awful record in shootouts is well known - six defeats from seven - but could the boys of 2018 buck the trend if it is all square after 120 minutes on Tuesday?

We asked you who should take a penalty if required, and to vote 'Yes' or 'No' on each player in the England squad.

England players' penalty records

England players' penalty records

Which England players have the best records from 12 yards?

Here are the most popular five players...

Harry Kane - 98% say yes

Harry Kane takes a penalty against Panama in the 2018 World Cup
Image: Kane scored both spot-kicks against Panama

Who wouldn't want captain Harry Kane stepping forward for England in a shootout? Just two per cent of you, apparently.

The Tottenham ace has already smashed two spot-kicks into the top corner against Panama and will surely be on Southgate's list of takers.

Jamie Vardy - 94% say yes

Jamie Vardy scores from the penalty spot
Image: Jamie Vardy is Leicester's penalty taker in the Premier League

The 'just blast it' approach employed by Jamie Vardy in the Premier League has been a successful one - and 94 per cent of you want the Leicester man to step up.

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He may not be in the starting XI on Tuesday but could we see Southgate send Vardy on as an extra-time substitute especially for the shootout?

Marcus Rashford - 89% say yes

Gareth Southgate consoles Marcus Rashford after the 1-0 loss to Belgium
Image: Will Gareth Southgate turn to Marcus Rashford?

Next on the list is Marcus Rashford - another player who may have to be sent on from the bench to take a penalty.

Eighty-nine per cent of you have put your faith in the Manchester United youngster - despite the fact Rashford has never taken a spot-kick in senior football.

Jesse Lingard - 81% say yes

 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Panama at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Image: Jesse Lingard was a popular pick despite missing his only penalty as a pro

There has also been plenty of support for Jesse Lingard - despite the midfielder having missed the only penalty he has taken in an official match.

While on loan at Birmingham in 2013, Lingard saw his spot-kick against Millwall saved in a Championship match. Could he deliver when the stakes are higher on Tuesday?

Dele Alli - 80% say yes

Image: Dele Alli has a 100 per cent record from the spot - taken one, scored one

Penalty shootouts call for calm heads and Dele Alli has the credentials, according to 80 per cent of our voters.

Alli has a 100 per cent record from the spot - he scored the only one he has taken in a Premier League game for Spurs against Southampton in March 2017.

Ones to avoid?

While there was confidence placed in the five names above, you, our readers, were less sure about some of the other members of the England squad taking a crucial penalty in a shootout.

Raheem Sterling during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Panama at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 24, 2018
Image: 79 per cent of voters do not want Raheem Sterling taking a penalty

All three goalkeepers were unfavoured (although 32 per cent of votes suggested Jordan Pickford should take one), while centre back Phil Jones was far and away the least preferred outfield player with 91 per cent of voters saying he should not take a penalty.

Interestingly, 79 per cent of voters did not want attacker Raheem Sterling taking a penalty, while 75 per cent suggested defender Harry Maguire should not be put forward either.

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