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Here's all the most joyously over-the-top reaction to England's World Cup win against Colombia

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Harvey Day
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The nation erupted into utter euphoria after the 4-3 penalty shoot-out win against Colombia in the FIFA World Cup… understandably

England have a new national hero. Move over David Attenborough and Queen Elizabeth… it’s time for the glorious reign of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The Everton keeper, 24, showed epic nerves of steel last night as he led England to victory at their FIFA World Cup match after a tense 120-minute game that went to all-or-nothing penalties.

England’s saviour: Jordan Pickford 


The night of high drama at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow was also marked by pretty ugly scenes as Colombia’s Wilmar Barrios somehow stayed on the field despite seemingly headbutting England midfielder Jordan Henderson. The South America side also appeared to scuff the spot of England captain Harry Kane’s penalty, which he scored anyway. SO THERE!

England’s 4-3 World Cup win means we’ll now move on to face Sweden in Samara on Saturday.

And as the national team triumphed last night, the entire country erupted into fits of europhia. You probably heard a fair bit of shouting outside your own house.

Here’s some of the most joyful, over-the-top, ridiculous reaction to England’s win.

First up, ITV commentators Ian Wright, Lee Dixon and Gary Neville totally lost their shit…

Commuters at Liverpool Street Station in London spontaneously burst into song…

Eastenders’ actor Ross Kemp got pretty choked up…

The streets of Manchester exploded…


Even MPs got in on the fun…

And in the end, Gary Lineker summed up the mood of the nation. 

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