England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA

Jesse Lingard and Ruben Loftus Cheek in England U21 action

Jesse Lingard and Ruben Loftus Cheek in England U21 action

At the final whistle, Gareth Southgate, normally mild-mannered, walked on to the pitch and roared his approval to 5,000 England fans who roared back.

"There was just pandemonium", said Edward Stapley, 26, who watched the game at The St Christopher's Inn, a pub near London Bridge.

Jesus, Football might actually be Coming Home. "You deserve this moment - Football's Coming Home!"

Goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, whose save in the penalty shootout against Colombia changed the fortunes of a generation of England sides, made three more outstanding saves to keep Sweden at bay in Samara.

Croatia thought they had won the match when Domagoj Vida rose to nod in a corner in the first period of extra time but Mario Fernandes headed home from a free-kick to pull Russian Federation level at 2-2.

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The march was re-scheduled to avoid clashing with the England v Sweden match.

"They still want to fight that war".

"Let's face it, no one wanted him as England manager when Sam Allardyce went, no one believed he had the track record or quality as a coach to qualify him for the job".

"The last time England were like this was at Euro '96, when Terry Venables gave the players respect as adults, and let us breathe, which took the pressure off, and created a spirit which hasn't been seen again in the national team until this summer".

He said it was very hard to predict what pupils would do with their lives, but the fact that Southgate "doesn't open his mouth until he's thought through what it is he wants to say" was something that he had clearly developed as a youngster. "We have to enjoy the moment, then tomorrow we prepare for England".

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