Football fans watched in pubs and homes across south Essex as England confirmed their spot in the quarter finals of the World Cup.
The team went all the way with Columbia, yet emerged victorious after winning 4-3 on penalties.
Although the young group made it hard for themselves due to a last minute equalizer from Columbia and Barcelona's Yerry Mina, the team showed grit and character to book their place against Sweden in Saturday's quarter final.
Will Davies, 32, from St Lukes Road, Southend was in The Alex in Alexandra Street when England confirmed their place.
Recalling his feelings during the penalty shoot out, he said: "When Henderson missed I was like oh here we go again.
"But when Pickford come out with the new hand of god the buzz was unreal and I was confident Dier could step up.
Videos from across Basildon, Southend and Canvey show the reactions of England fans as Eric Dier's dispatched the winning penalty.
Tell us how you celebrated the win and what your plans are for this Saturday's game against Sweden.