But despite seeing Wayne score his first ever World Cup goal, they and millions of other fans both in Brazil and back home were left disappointed to the point of tears.
Better get used to it, son: this is all part of being an England fan!
Moments after the game Coleen - who was criticised for flying her sons to Brazil this week - took to her Twitter account to say: "Gutted with the score, but so pleased @WayneRooney scored and his boys were here to see it!!"
Gutted with the score, but so pleased @WayneRooney scored and his boys were here to see it!!
- Coleen Rooney (@ColeenRoo) June 19, 2014
After losing their opening game to Italy, England are now rooted to the bottom of Group D following Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's two goals in Sao Paulo to give Uruguay a 2-1 win.