There was bedlam up and down the country as England ended 55 years of hurt with a tense 2-0 win over Germany to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.
From the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Wembley, to Stormzy at a fan zone, plenty of famous faces joined in with the celebrations as millions watched Gareth Southgate’s men knock out their long-time rivals.
Joining his parents inside the stadium was Prince George. The Cambridges were at the ground as Prince William is president of the Football Association.
Almost 40,000 people were permitted entry to watch the match, with lucky fans witnessing history as England beat Germany in a knockout match for the first time since the 1966 World Cup final – when they were West Germany.
After a tight first half, goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane put England through.
The Cambridges celebrated the victory alongside the rest of the England supporters.
England made it into the knockout stages without conceding a goal and a couple of big saves from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford meant they kept another clean sheet.
On the other side, German fans in England were left in tears after their side were knocked out by Gareth Southgate’s team – in what was manager Joachim Low’s last game in charge.
Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for England after 75 minutes.
Harry Kane scored his first goal of the tournament to seal victory at Wembley.
Sterling has now scored three goals in four games for England at the Euros, while Kane broke his tournament duck.
The captain of the Three Lions sent his country through with a goal in the last ten minutes.
England will now head to Rome for their quarter-final match against Ukraine.
At 1-0, the nation held its breath as Thomas Muller was through on goal but the Bayern Munich forward put a good chance wide.
England’s goalkeeper Jordan Pickford put on a confident display – and is yet concede at the tournament.
Germany’s goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer was unable to keep his team in the competition.
Neuer was beaten after England sent in crosses from the keeper’s right-hand side.
Stormzy watched the match from Box Park in Wembley, as he celebrated with fans at the final whistle.
And at Wembley, England were cheered on by the likes of David Beckham, Ed Sheeran and David Seaman.
Some fans could barely watch the first half as both sides had chances to take the lead in a tense and nervy opening 45 minutes
But it was jubilation for supporters after Gareth Southgate’s men dispatched the Germans within 90 minutes – as a number of other games in the round went to extra-time.
Both teams took the knee before kick-off in solidarity against racism. Harry Kane and Manuel Neuer, both captaining their sides, wore rainbow armbands to show support for the LGBT+ community during Pride Month.
Thousands of fans cheered on both sides at Wembley as stadia take advantage of increased capacity allowances in the wake of the pandemic.
The stadium in north west London will host the tournament’s final as well.
Southgate celebrated at the final whistle – it was his missed penalty that knocked England out of the semi-finals at Euro 96 against Germany.
Then England manager spoke to German counterpart Joachim Low after the final whistle.
Source : Sky News Entertainment