Live World Cup 2018: England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties

Eric Dier opened home the triumphant spot kick to affirm England’s place in the last eight of the competition, sending the generally few England fans in the stadium and close-by bars into delights.

The national side’s first World Cup shootout win – at the fourth time of asking – alongside a quarter-last draw against Sweden, had numerous supporters trusting “football’s getting back home”.

In London, movement on Shoreditch High Street was conveyed to a halt as cheerful gatherings of fans broke out into melody, belting out the revived song of praise Three Lions and moving in the road, pints held overhead.