Rashford’s emotional reaction to England’s win over Sweden

England fans are still coming to terms with their team being in the semi-finals of the World Cup, and it seems that the players are too.

Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli – and a stunning display from Jordan Pickford in goal – put Gareth Southgate’s men into the last four at Sweden’s expense , ensuring that there were wild celebrations both in Russia and back home.

Southgate’s squad will now head into the last four full of confidence, and it seems as though just reaching this far means an awful lot to the players.

Especially Marcus Rashford.

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The Manchester United youngster was only on the pitch for a matter of moments in Samara, replacing Raheem Sterling in stoppage time.

But when the final whistle went he seemed overcome with emotion, and dropped to the ground as he seemingly tried to make sense of it all.

Rashford was comforted by Gareth Southgate and members of his staff, but the youngster seemed to have trouble processing just what he’d experienced.

Later he tweeted an image of himself seemingly wiping away his tears as he left the pitch, writing: "Words can’t describe… part of something special".

On Twitter, Manchester United fans paid tribute to the forward’s achievements.

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