England fans celebrate as Three Lions surge into Euro 2020 semis

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England fans celebrate in Trafalgar Square (REUTERS)
England fans celebrate in Trafalgar Square (REUTERS)

Overjoyed England fans celebrated into the night as the Three Lions smashed four goals past Ukraine to set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with Denmark at Wembley next week.

Supporters packed out fan zones and pubs up and down the country, including London’s Trafalgar Square, to watch the big Euro 2020 clash.

Harry Kane scored twice, while goals from Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson sealed the victory, sending England fans wild with joy.

England football fans celebrate at Flat Iron Square (Getty Images)
England football fans celebrate at Flat Iron Square (Getty Images)
Fans in Leicester Square, London (REUTERS)
Fans in Leicester Square, London (REUTERS)

Dozens of men ripped off their shirts and swirled them around their heads in Trafalgar Square after England scored a fourth goal in Rome.

One supporter, Marc Ghossein, told the Press Association (PA) news agency: “It’s an amazing feeling. We have been waiting for this for 25 years now.

“We’re almost at the semi-final, it’s coming home. England is going to win this year.”

His friend Ellie Mhanna added: “England is going to win this year’s Euros for sure. They’ve been consistent and they deserve it.”

Fans at the Vinegar Yard in London celebrate (PA)
Fans at the Vinegar Yard in London celebrate (PA)
England fans celebrates scoring a goal in Trafalgar Square (REUTERS)
England fans celebrates scoring a goal in Trafalgar Square (REUTERS)

One woman, whose boyfriend had celebrated the win with the crowd, said: “He’s taken off his shirt now, there’s nothing I can do.”

Supporters in Leicester Square were also in high spirits, singing and chanting “it’s coming home”.

Trevor Harris, 40, from Watford told PA: “It’s coming home. You can hear everyone chanting it. England is England and it’s about time we actually started playing.”

Keira Starr, 19, added: “I thought we’d lose, but now I actually think we’ll be in the final.”

As England raced into an unassailable lead, Charles Khalaf, 19, from London, said he thought the game had been “perfect”.

He said: “For the first time ever, I’m actually enjoying watching England because their playing is good. The position is good and we’re controlling the game.

“Kane is awesome. He might have missed the first few games but he’s our captain. It’s coming home.”

Fans in Trafalgar Square, London (PA)
Fans in Trafalgar Square, London (PA)
Fans in Manchester celebrate (PA)
Fans in Manchester celebrate (PA)

Mo Mason-Jones, 24, a visual merchandiser, travelled down to London from Newcastle with her mother, Ellie Bond, 55, a doctor who works in a hospice, to watch the game.

Dr Bond said: “When England scored we were so elated, we were hugging, it was so exciting. Everyone was just screaming, shouting and jumping and wanting to hug each other but we’re all in our bubbles. We’re just so thrilled. It’s been such a strong start for England.

“We came down specially to watch the match.”

England fans react in Trafalgar Square during the match (REUTERS)
England fans react in Trafalgar Square during the match (REUTERS)

Ms Mason-Jones added: “The atmosphere has been incredible with all the singing. It’s coming home. We managed to get tickets but my dad and my brother didn’t make it, so they’re at home watching it on TV and we’re here. We can’t believe it.

“My mum was really worried about all the Covid things but being here it’s been so well done and it’s so well organised.”

Additional reporting by the Press Association.

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