England fans are feeling a sense of inevitability about the 1-1 draw against Russia


England might have just played their most frustrating Euro opener, ever.

Things were going so well. The quality of football was high and lots of good chances were created - including a shot by Wayne Rooney which was only stopped because Igor Akinfeev demonstrated some incredible goalkeeping.

Hot on the heels of Rooney's attempt, Eric Dier smashed in a powerful free-kick to give England the well deserved lead at last - and the love came flooding in.

Eric Dier celebrates scoring England's first goal of the game
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

Nothing *dire* about this guy, amirite?

But then, with literally minutes left of the match, Russia's Vasili Berezutski slipped in a last-gasp equaliser. And dejected fans could not believe it.

But really, in actual fact, they could believe it.

Classic England, eh?