The Prime Minister hailed a “fantastic performance” from England as he urged the Three Lions to “bring it home” after they booked their place in the final of Euro 2020.
Harry Kane’s extra-time winner at Wembley secured a 2-1 victory over Denmark for Gareth Southgate’s team, sending England into their first major final since 1966.
Tonight @England played their hearts out. What a fantastic performance from Gareth Southgate’s squad.
Now to the final. Let’s bring it home 🏴
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 7, 2021
“What a fantastic performance from Gareth Southgate’s squad.
“Now to the final. Let’s bring it home”.
The Duke of Cambridge was, like Mr Johnson, present at Wembley to watch England’s historic victory.
A tweet from his official account with the Duchess of Cambridge read: “What a game, what a result! A huge team effort @England.
“The whole country will be behind you on Sunday #ItsComingHome”
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) July 7, 2021
England skipper Kane followed in to score the winner after Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel saved his penalty in the first period of extra time.
It completed a comeback for England, who equalised via an own goal six minutes before half-time following Mikkel Damsgaard’s free-kick for the Danes on the half-hour mark.
After the final whistle, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted a picture of himself celebrating, simply captioned: “#ItsComingHome”
And Sarah, Duchess of York, tweeted: “Gareth Southgate and @England, we herald you.”
— Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) July 7, 2021
London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: “This is a moment London will never forget. I can’t remember the last time I saw our city so alive.
“An @England final in London’s @wembleystadium—does it get much better?”
#EURO2020 finalists! 🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴
This is a moment London will never forget. I can’t remember the last time I saw our city so alive.
An @England final in London’s @WembleyStadium—does it get much better? https://t.co/FZ2Pi4A9YG
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) July 7, 2021
Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, tweeted: “Brilliant performance from England! Atmosphere at Wembley absolutely electric.
“What a night! One more game to go. Come on.”
Meanwhile, Sir Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick for England in the 1966 World Cup final, tweeted: “Wow! We’re in the final.
“Brilliant game. Well done England. Fantastic. #footballscominghome #Euros2021 #ComeOnEngland”