Paloma Faith to blame? It's England V Australia in tweets!

With England facing World Cup oblivion, there were a lot of emotions flying around Twitter - not all of them positive.

Paloma Faith to blame? It's England V Australia in tweets!

There was a bit of pre-match banter of course - this one seems legit, given the recent news about Mars, right?

Not everyone was quite getting into the spirit of things once the match kicked off though.

Nerves were on a knife-edge...

Then, at 3-3, Australia's Bernard Foley went over for the first try.

Another massive blow to England's motivation soon followed...

As England laboured to break down the Aussies, English fans started thinking outside the box.

Tensions were rising inside and outside Twickenham.

There was a bit of a lull, so the classics started coming out

Another Foley try after 35 minutes - and the English rugby players weren't the only ones feeling it.

Some were giving up already...

Of course, it wasn't just the Aussie fans that were happy at half-time.

Every oppurtunity for a laugh was taken.

London Fire Brigade don't miss a trick!

It was all too easy for Australia.

Finally a breakthrough for England as Anthony Watson goes over.

Suddenly things were looking up again for the England fans.

It didn't last long.

An Owen Farrell kick then brought England to within seven points - 13- 20. But he was later sin-binned, and the heads dropped again for England.

The laughing at England had already begun...

... before the the nail in the coffin - a try from Matt Giteau.

Let the search for a scapegoat ... BEGIN!

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