The Three Lions suffered a heart-breaking defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

Gareth Southgate’s men triggered wild scenes of celebration inside a packed Wembley when defender Luke Shaw scored an early goal.

However, Italy came back into the match and equalised in the second-half, with the two sides needing a penalty shootout to decide the tournament.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all failed to score from 12 yards, meaning the trophy went to Rome.

Supporters across the country who had cheered and agonised through the 90 minutes and extra time were distraught after Italy claimed victory.

About 185 people watched the game at Ducklington Sports and Social Club.

Chairman Steve Townsend said: “We were absolutely gutted, there were people in tears.

“The atmosphere was electric at the beginning with everyone standing up, singing and cheering. When Luke Shaw scored I thought the marquee was going to go up like a hot air balloon.

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But cheers soon became downturned faces.

He said: “After Italy scored it got very quiet. England didn’t really get back into the game after that.

“At the end everybody was heartbroken. There was total silence. Lots of the youngsters were in tears. One lad rang his mum and dad and they couldn’t console him.

And as elation turned to deflation, many supporters headed straight home.

“After the game the place was empty in two minutes,” he said.

Teenager Jack Smith said: “I feel sorry for the lads who had to take a penalty after coming on cold.

“I thought some of the bigger names would’ve stepped forward.

“It’s just a heartbreaking way to lose.”

After the game the social pages of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were quickly flooded with racist comments, leading the Prime Minister and the FA to condemn the “disgusting behaviour”.

Ticketless fans managed to breach security at Wembley Stadium, leading to 45 arrests.