Ian Wright Reacts Like Everyone Else During The Penalty Shootout And It's Gold

As we all now (hopefully) know, England were victorious in last night's match against Colombia. And they didn't make it look easy as the match went into extra time and then penalties.

Our blood pressure was through the roof, we had heart palpitations and a proper sweat on - we could hardly watch. In fact, someone who mirrored our exact reaction was none other than Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

Wright couldn't watch the final attempt in the penalty shootout and relied on pal Lee Dixon to help him get through it as Eric Dier's winning goal broke England's penalty shootout curse and sent fans into meltdown.

The ITV pundit exploded into celebration as England secured their place in the World Cup quarter-final and it was seriously tense.

As many would have done in the pub, at home or in the garden with mates or family - Wright clutched on to fellow pundit and ex-footballer Dixon and the pair jumped up and down in delight.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville joined the two of them before picking sheets of paper off the table and throwing them in the air.

The one-club man then randomly popped Wright's round-framed specs on as the trio literally went berserk.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

And these absolute legends weren't the only ones enjoying the match. Prince William, the president of the Football Association, tweeted from Kensington Palace's official account and we wonder whether his celebration matched everyone else's. We reckon it definitely did.

The only thing missing from this was a cheeky little 'Football's coming home'.

Former England striker Gary Lineker said: "Football. There is nothing like it. Nothing."

And, as expected, Wrighty followed suit:

The Mirror reported that England are now joint second favourites alongside France to win the tournament at just 4/1, according bookmakers Ladbrokes.

Brazil remain favourites at 11/4, while Harry Kane is odds-on at 1/4 to bring home the coveted Golden Boot.

Jessica Bridge, of Ladbrokes, said: "We might as well hand over the keys to the company now." That's the spirit.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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