WATCH as Three Lions fans across the country celebrate England WIN

The importance of the keeper's contribution was swiftly underlined with England doubling their lead in the 59th minute as Jesse Lingard's teasing cross into the box was met by Alli unmarked at the far post to head powerfully past Olsen.

England fan Terry Comitti, from Essex, told The Mirror: "The Swedish players looked like they had the right hump". But the performances of Gareth Southgate's young lineup in Russian Federation are being celebrated wildly back home.

Sweden's preparations for their 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final with England were disrupted on Saturday morning as a false fire alarm prompted an evacuation of the team hotel and surrounding buildings. The question is: Will they get problems if we put some pressure on them? That helped them win a two-leg playoff against Italy to get to the World Cup, top a group containing Germany, and then beat Switzerland in the round of 16.

While this alone should infuse England with a sense of freedom which has sometimes been absent from their game but they will need to be at their absolute best to break down a resilient Sweden side who have performed well above expectations in Russian Federation.

Forward Raheem Sterling has faced some criticism over his struggles to score for England and just before halftime his doubters were handed ammunition when he was twice left alone to bear down on Sweden keeper Robin Olsen.

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They'll be coming up against a confident England side in Samara. After I made that first save from Berg, it set me up for the rest of the game.

England captain Harry Kane did not add to his six goals at the tournament but is relishing a semi-final in Russia's capital. It was a sign of what was to come - direct balls, long throws, pressing - but it didn't trouble England.

The Sweden team got in a huddle after the game and coach Janne Andersson spoke to the players who, like England's, had gotten further than expected.

Sweden last reached the World Cup semifinals in 1994, and ended up finishing third.

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