Ghana, who failed to make it to this year's championship, was no exception.
At Otkritie Arena in Moscow, the Three Lions exorcised their penalty devils at the World Cup with a 4-3 victory over Jose Pekerman's outfit, the game having ended 1-1 after extra-time.
Captain Harry Kane opened the scoring for England in the 57th minute from the spot, before Barcelona defender Yerry Mina restored parity in normal time stoppage.
Social media became the ground for jubilations and lamentations alike - all based on users individual allegiances.
Ghana, one-time colony of the British, joined the fun.
What a game!!! It was such a beautiful game of football 🇨🇴🏴
— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson) July 3, 2018
If England win on Pens I’ll go clubbing tonight in my boxers and send a pic— EMMANUEL ⚽️ FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) July 3, 2018
Yesssssssss EEEEENNNGGLLLAAANNNDDDDDD 🕺— Fuse ODG (@FuseODG) July 3, 2018
Well done #England 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾— Ama K Abebrese (@Ama_K_Abebrese) July 3, 2018
I don’t like pe-na-li-ty!! ( the pidgin commentator is the ish 🤣🤣) .... I am unable to watch. #ayemshishi3 🙇🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️— B.You by Berla Mundi (@berlamundi) July 3, 2018
England will shed tears #WorldCup— Godfred Akoto Boafo (@eastsportsman) July 3, 2018