Football supporters in Stoke-on-Trent are distraught tonight after England were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Pubs, bars and living rooms across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire were packed as England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990. England fans saw their hopes raised following an early goal by Kieran Trippier – with an equaliser from Ivan Perisic in the second half leading to extra time. The first half of the extra 30 minutes passed without a goal – but a goal from Croatia’s Mandzukic in the second half of extra time sent Gareth Southgate’s team out of the tournament. Our photographer joined fans gathered in the Exchange on Trinity Street in Hanley for the same as they watched the game, which was played in Moscow. Some fans had called for a fan zone to be set up in Stoke-on-Trent for the match after the quarter final victory over Sweden on Saturday. Fans watching England vs Croatia at The Exchange in Hanley View gallery Croatia will now go on to play France in the World Cup final on Sunday. England meanwhile will play against Belgium for third place on Saturday afternoon. If England win on Saturday it will be the best result they have had in the tournament since winning it in 1966.