Wednesday 26 September 2018

'F*** me, I'm crying' - Gary Lineker leads ecstatic England reaction as ITV pundits go wild celebrating shootout win

Gary Neville (left), Ian Wright (centre) and Lee Dixon (right).
Gary Neville (left), Ian Wright (centre) and Lee Dixon (right).

England ended their penalty shootout curse at World Cups as Eric Dier fired Gareth Southgate's side into the World Cup quarter-final.

It looked like heartbreak was coming England's way again after Jordan Henderson saw his spot kick saved by David Ospina, but misses from Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca allowed Dier to step up and become the hero.

The dramatic victory, after the game finished 1-1 after extra time, means that England will face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday, with a real opportunity to qualify for a first semi-final since 1990.

Naturally, the reaction to England's shootout victory was ecstatic among their fans and former players, with Gary Lineker one of many to post emotional tributes to the team on social media.

One of the most emotional reactions came from ITV pundits Gary Neville, Ian Wright and Lee Dixon, who couldn't hide their joy as England finally banished their penalty shootout demons.

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