Kane Wins MOTM Award, Proud Of Three Lions Feat

One supporter said: "I was so nervous @megan_davison_ how unbelievable was he though!"

English football fans are still recovering their nerves after the dramatic World Cup knockout win this morning. Pickford was the hero of the game for England after he saved a shot from Bacca in the shoot-out and ensured England progressed to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

"AT LAST" - The Express sport team lead on an image of an elated Harry Kane alongside the caption: "After 22 years of hurt Southgate's Lions finally win a penalty shoot-out to earn Sweden showdown".

As penalties loomed the commentators helpfully informed viewers that England had only ever won a shootout once in seven attempts and never at a World Cup. The Swedish squad managed to edge past Switzerland 1-0 in another Last 16 match, played earlier in the day in St. Petersburg. The moment England's Eric Dier's scored a goal, the players rejoiced the victory.

"We have some great penalty takers and we've practised, practised and practised in training", revealed Trippier, after the game.

Will Greenwood, who played for Woodward in that 2003 rugby final, spoke for a generation of England fans when he tweeted: "I could cry!"

"See you at Goodison soon!"

"The house will be hard on Tuesday because obviously one of us will be sad, I just hope Dan doesn't gloat too much if England win". The most recent World Cup encounter between the two was a 2006 2-2 draw in Cologne where England were ahead twice and thought they were celebrating a late Steven Gerrard victor, only for concentration to slip and Henrik Larsson to pop up with a 90th minute equalizer. I look at that squad and I get really jealous and think I would love to be in that squad.

"We showed resilience to come back from huge disappointment and kept calm".

Southgate has plenty of penalty history of his own, having missed from the spot as England lost in the semi-finals of EURO 96 to Germany.

  • Julie Sanders