When David Ospina dived to his left and got a hand to Jordan Henderson’s penalty, an entire nation began to think the exact same thing.
England’s record in penalty shootouts is utterly miserable. Before Tuesday night, they had won just one of their seven shootouts in history, and were nought for three in World Cup shootouts.
Henderson’s miss gave Colombia the advantage and they just needed to score their final two penalties to reach the quarter-final of the 2018 World Cup.
But England fans will never forget what happened next.
Mateus Uribe smashed his effort against the crossbar and Kieran Trippier levelled the shootout at 3-3 with a brilliant effort from 12 yards.
Then, Jordan Pickford pulled off a great save to deny Carlos Bacca.
England fan on the train
It was left to Eric Dier to send England through to the last-eight and, although Ospina did get a hand to his shot, the ball found its way into the net.
Cue utter delirium.
England fans went wild, packing the streets in celebration and singing until their voices were gone.
But one such supporter couldn’t exactly go crazy because he was watching on a train.
Twitter user @Wrightie7 has shared a brilliant video of an England fan watching the shootout on his phone.
Clearly not wanting to disrupt anyone else’s journey, he silently celebrates as Dier scores the winning penalty.
Quality. How British of him.
You can see the relief on his face at the end.
That’s what the World Cup is all about.
For England, it’s been 52 years since they were last the champions of the world.
But many are starting to believe that this could finally be their year.
Sweden are next up in the quarter-final and Croatia or Russia will await the winner of that tie for a place in the final.
As runs to the big game go, England have a very manageable one.
The other half of the draw is much more dangerous, with Belgium, France, Brazil or Uruguay competing for the other spot in the final.
Yet this tournament in Russia has been full of surprises and Southgate’s side will feel that they can beat anybody.
The celebrations back home should that happen will be utterly mad.News Now - Sport News