England fans battling well-earned hangovers after Germany win sparks wild scenes

England fans are sure to have sore heads this morning after Tuesday night's historic Euro 2020 win against Germany.

Gareth Southgate's Three Lions ended a 55-year wait to beat Germany in a tournament knockout match thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane in front of an adoring crowd at Wembley as they booked their place in the quarter-finals.

The goals, and the full-time whistle, were greeted with jubilant scenes from supporters and the party went on well into the night even though the big game was played on a school night.

It came in front of 41,973 raucous fans at Wembley, as life returned to something like normal in the biggest attendance for a football match in this country since the coronavirus pandemic struck 15 months ago.

Impromptu celebrations were held in streets across the country as proud fans draped themselves in flags and chanted "Football's Coming Home".

Dozens of Englans supporters have climbed up on to the Shaftesbury Fountain in Piccadilly Circus where they are singing "Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be, we’re going to Wembley, que sera, sera" and Three Lions.

They are also spraying bottles of beer and throwing cups of drink into the air.

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Several police officers are nearby monitoring the crowd’s activities.

The fans were earlier dancing in Leicester Square but were told to move on by the police.

They then walked down towards Piccadilly Circus and en route ripped down a German flag which had been put up by a shop.

Alexandra Snow, 22, watched the game with her co-workers at a pub in Piccadilly Circus.

She said: “The atmosphere, a million per cent, changed after the first goal.”

Daisy Hill, 23, who lived in Germany for a year, added: "That’s why it was such a good game. In the first half, they played awfully."

Kirsten Colnen, 23, said: "After that first goal, our whole office got up and just started singing."

She added: "Obviously we’re going to win! It’s coming home!"

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About 100 England fans stopped outside a pub in Kingly Street, Soho, where they banged on the doors of some garages in the street, shouting "England!"

They sang and chanted while standing on the pub’s stools and tables.

A man climbed up on to a London sightseeing kiosk in the middle of Piccadilly Circus.

He spent about 15 minutes there, took his top off and began waving it over his head.

The man was then thrown an England flag which he began waving in the air.

He later got down, assisted by police and fans.

England defender Harry Maguire enjoyed helping the nation smile again by delivering the historic 2-0 win.

"First and foremost to have the fans, that felt like a proper football match, the first time I have felt it in a long time, that was the atmosphere we were missing and the atmosphere football deserves," he said.

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"It is magnificent to get the fans back in the stadium, of course to put a smile on their faces after a tough couple of years for everyone in the country.

"We knew the pressure of coming out at Wembley against Germany. We knew we had to win the game, we did it with a great performance, a controlled performance and a magnificent victory and a big celebration in the end.

"It is a magnificent night for everyone involved who follows this country, we put a smile on a lot of people’s faces, that’s what we do, that’s why we play football."

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