England fans celebrate across the UK after huge victory over Wales
Three Lions fans across the country roared into action after Marcus Rashford fired England to a 3-0 victory over Wales.
Pubs were packed across the UK as England ran riot over Rob Page’s side in Qatar.
Drinks were thrown in the air in fan parks across the nation on Tuesday, with chants of ‘It’s coming home’ being sung loudly after the goals went in.
England won the game 3-0 thanks to a goal from Manchester City star Phil Foden and a brace from Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.
There was a carnival atmosphere outside the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Qatar ahead of kick-off, with both sides exchanging chants – including England fans with a drum giving a rendition of ‘You’re going home tonight’.
Loud cheering erupted at a pub in Chinatown, central London, when Marcus Rashford booted in England’s first goal soon after the second half began.
It had barely died down when Phil Foden scored the second, leading to lively hugs and clenched fists from the England fans who had been subdued for much of the game.
Shop worker Ben Charlton, 26, said: ‘That’s more like it, now we just need to press on.’
The pub, which was decorated with global flags as bunting, was taken over by football fans, some wearing their England shirts for the evening.
When Marcus Rashford thumped in his second goal and England’s third of the game, chants of ‘it’s coming home’ were from unleashed by football fans in a central London pub.
They put their drinks down long enough to give him a round of applause as he was substituted in the 75th minute.
Rashford left the field with a big smile and a warm embrace from manager Gareth Southgate in Qatar, and comments of ‘what a star’ shouted loudly at the TV screens in the London pub in Chinatown.
But at the end of the game, Wales fans were seen leaving viewing areas in Swansea, with others holding their heads in their hands as they watched their side crash out of the tournament.
England fan Scott Kind, 49, who lives in Qatar, said it was a ‘brilliant result’ and he was pleased to see players in the squad get time on the pitch.
Asked if he had seen what he wanted to see, he said: ‘Second half yep, they need to be quicker moving the ball around but it was good.’
On England’s hopes for the rest of the tournament, Mr Kind said: ‘Decent draw second round and we’ll see – I don’t want to jinx it.’
Wales fan Huw Phillips, 54, from Carmarthen, said they ‘held their own’ first half but were ‘under the cosh’ in the second, adding: ‘The dream is over but the boys have done well.
‘I’m very proud, never been prouder.’
Mr Phillips said he has ‘thoroughly enjoyed’ the trip to Qatar, adding: ‘I’m so glad I came because I’d ummed and ahhed.’
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