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Exhausted, stressed, elated - England fans respond to night of high drama

Exhausted, stressed, elated - England fans respond to night of high drama

England substitute Dier missed the best chance of the extra period when he headed over but he made up for it in emphatic style before being mobbed by his relieved team mates.

Katie Johnson, 26, who travelled from Brixton to watch the match on Brighton beach with friends, said: "My heart was pounding when the screen went out".

Shearer's comments came in response to some high-profile shithousery from the Colombians, which involved Wílmar Barrios headbutting England's Jordan Henderson, and saw a number of Colombian players attempt to scuff the penalty spot before Harry Kane put England in front on 57 minutes.

Now with a quarter final against Sweden in Samara to look forward to on Saturday, the England boss will make sure he eradicates any complacency ahead of the game against a side that the Three Lions are yet to beat in a World Cup encounter.

"To get knocked down at the end like we did with that goal in extra time, you know, it's hard to come back from that".

Then, unlike so many times before, luck finally smiled on them in the shootout.

The 1966 champions have reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since the David Beckham era, when a golden generation exited in the last eight in 2002 and 2006.

"I'm already thinking about the next game".

"We've not got a good record against them".

"I did a whole bunch of research", Pickford said.

"We had a cruel blow on 90 minutes, which we had to show incredible resilience to come back from", said a relieved Southgate, whose own penalty miss cost England in the semifinals against Germany at Euro '96.

Gesturing to the grandstand, with crowds in fine voice, he added: "I just heard off the grapevine up there, it's coming home".

It was approaching 2am before the jubilant squad even left the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, the delay caused by post-match interviews and drug testing, and 6am before they arrived back at their World Cup training base near St Petersburg.

Many England fans expressed nerves on Twitter.

"The penalty was not a penalty - it was a foul by Kane", Maradona told Venezuelan TV station Telesur.

Supporters hugged and danced when the penalty was given and the fans' zone erupted when it was tucked away.

"These people are just lowlifes who are not real Colombian football fans, who should be arrested and thrown into jail". "I thank God because he allowed me to score another important goal for my country, and I really thought that in the extra time we could win".

"When something goes wrong in your life it doesn't finish you and you should become braver, knowing that you've got to go for things in life and don't regret (that) you didn't try to be as good as you might be", said Southgate.