Jubilant England fans celebrate semi-final win over Denmark

7 July 2021, 23:01 | Updated: 8 July 2021, 10:28

England beat Denmark 2-1 in Wednesday's semi-final, putting them through to Sunday's final
England beat Denmark 2-1 in Wednesday's semi-final, putting them through to Sunday's final. Picture: PA

By Daisy Stephens

Triumphant fans celebrated England's historic win over Denmark, putting them through to a major final for the first time in over 50 years.

Fan zones and pubs erupted in celebration as the full time whistle sounded.

An estimated 25.8 million people watched the match at its peak, up from 20.9 million for the quarter-final game against Ukraine.

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Following this, fans took to the streets to celebrate England's victory.

Fans celebrate in Clapham, London
Fans celebrate in Clapham, London. Picture: Erin Griffiths

Footage from Leicester Square showed fans climbing double decker buses, as huge crowds gathered to celebrate the result of the match.

The Metropolitan Police tweeted saying they were "aware of large crowds gathering" in central London, and asked people to "start heading home".

They later tweeted that 20 arrests had been made, and that officers were "patrolling" across London and "engaging" with crowds.

In Manchester, fans told LBC the result was "brilliant", and that the Euros had "brought everyone together".

The prime minister Boris Johnson tweeted: "Tonight England played their hearts out. What a fantastic performance from Gareth Southgate’s squad. Now to the final. Let’s bring it home."

The nail-biting game went to extra time, with a penalty from Harry Kane clinching England's victory.

They will face Italy in the final on Sunday.

It will be their first major tournament final since 1966.