THE nation rode an emotional rollercoaster last night as England played their first World Cup semi-final in nearly three decades.

However, just like 1990, it ended in English tears as they surrendered the lead to lose 2-1 to Croatia after extra time in Moscow.

Heartbreak for Lingard and England in World Cup semi-final

Millions watched on all over the country, including right here in Warrington.

Guardian sports reporter Matt Turner gives us an insight into his emotional evening as he watched on from home.