The fans who serenaded their side at the Samara Arena stayed long after fulltime to herald the achievement, knowing that with so numerous favourites having departed, England have arguably their best chance of global glory in more than half a century.
Others noted that it's not the first Fortnite dance Alli has done during a game, nor is it the first time one of the dances has been performed during the World Cup.
Instead, the Three Lions took the direct route, with Leicester City centre-back Maguire powering in a header from an Ashley Young corner.
A fine cross from the left found Berg at the far post, with his powerful header forcing an outstanding one-handed stop out of Pickford. England seemed nervous but finally profited from the familiarity of a corner routine - the eighth set-piece in fact from which they have scored at the World Cup. "The fans at home, I'm sure we'll see some videos tonight of them enjoying it". "And also that little ball that Jesse sent in for Dele, that was great".
And while both teams, drinking side-by-side, were civil enough during the game.
England's goalkeeper tipped over a Berg attempt as the match entered the final 20 minutes, which Southgate's men saw out without major incident thanks to impressive game management. "We approach each game similarly, but Russian Federation in Moscow would be an incredible game to be involved in".
Before half-time it should have been two but Sterling wasted a clear chance after being picked out by Henderson with a long ball forward which was nimbly taken down only for goalkeeper Robin Olsen to get a hand to it as he attempted to round him.
Prior to the match, manager Gareth Southgate told BBC: "We're improving and want to make history".