How fans celebrated England’s win over Germany at Euro 2020 – in pictures
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Fans across the country celebrated in style as England secured a memorable 2-0 victory over Germany in the Euro 2020 last-16 tie at rainy Wembley.

In London, around 800 fans had gathered at Trafalgar Square in the Uefa Fan Zone, to watch the match on two large screens on dozens of socially-distanced tables and benches.

Fans watch England v Germany

Fans watch England v Germany

Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane struck twice within 11 minutes to seal the match.

After the goals were scored, fans threw drinks into the air, jumped up and down and hugged each other. Several fans ripped off their T-shirts and started swinging them over their heads with delight.

Several also jumped on to the tables while cups filled with drinks were thrown into the air. Others danced around, hugging each other despite protests from security to maintain social distancing.

Fans watch England v Germany

Fans watch England v Germany

Fans watch England v Germany

During the game, fans sought to rouse their heroes with a rendition of Three Lions and its familiar refrain “football’s coming home”.

Fans watch England v Germany

Fans watch England v Germany

Fans watch England v Germany

Inside the stadium, there were 40,000 supporters, including many famous faces. But the atmosphere was just as electric outside of Wembley in designated fan zones, pub beer gardens and parks up and down the country.

As Gareth Southgate’s men progressed to the quarter-finals, overjoyed fans celebrated, hugged and chanted.

Fans watch England v Germany

Fans watch England v Germany

Fans watch England v Germany

Fans watch England v Germany

Fans watch England v Germany

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In Boxpark in Croydon, fans were – it’s fair to say – ecstatic. Stormzy was among those in the crowd celebrating as the second goal was scored.

After the final whistle, fans who had watched the game in Trafalgar Square were heard shouting “come on England!” as they walked down Regent Street in London. Dozens of England supporters also 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.

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A man also 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.

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Police were seen in fan zones around the country. The Metropolitan Police said three people were arrested at Wembley Stadium during England’s Euro 2020 game against Germany. The force said one male was arrested for racially aggravated common assault, and two males were detained for fraud by false representation.

Until next time, England fans...

Additional reporting by PA Media.

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