Heartbreak for fans in the East as England lose to Italy on penalties

There was crushing disappointment around the region as England's run at Euro 2020 came to an end last night.

Fans at Soham's fanzone went from elation at Luke Shaw's early goal, to disbelief as Italy equalised, then heartbreak as England were unable to convert more than 2 penalties.

England footballers hailed as heroes after devastating Euros defeat Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

  • Watch fans in Soham go through the emotions of the night

The night had started so well for England on the pitch with the early.

But as Italy dug deep and came back to equalise in the second half, extra time was inevitable. The stalemate continued through extra 30 minutes and only penalties could decide the result.

Fans in Soham ran the gambut of emotions, but sadly it wasn't to be this time.

There were reports of racist abuse against players online while in the east Cambridgeshire police said they dealt with a number of people who didn't heed warnings to restrain their behaviour.