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In their words – England fans respond to the Euro 2020 semi-final

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ngland fans watching the crunch Euro 2020 match with Denmark went through an array of emotions on Wednesday night.

They were given a lift when Denmark captain Simon Kjaer conceded an own goal on half-time to send the two teams in level.

Fans in Trafalgar Square were sent into raptures and began chanting “Come on England” and “It’s coming home.”

One fan, Carl Afinwayo, 23, from Croydon south London, told the PA news agency: “Oh my word, it’s insane, we needed that – we needed to equalise.

Sterling has had a great tournament as well, he should be knighted.”

Fans watching England v Denmark / PA Wire

Charlotte Paddock, 29, an emergency planner watching the game at BOXPARK in Croydon, said: “That was amazing, Sterling is going to get a hat-trick.

“I was gutted when the first goal went in and we’ve been playing defensively but it’s good and we’re going to win it.”

Ms Paddock added that she had come to London originally to go to the theatre, but had abandoned her plan to watch the football instead.

Ryan Demeza, 22, a retail manager from Hastings, also watching in Croydon, said: “I’m absolutely buzzing.

“The whole place erupted. We’d been feeling quite rubbish but we’re going to win it now for sure.”

Emily Chetty, 30, a social worker from Lewisham, said: “We were a bit nervous when it happened but we got it back and we’re really happy now.

“We need (Aston Villa forward) Jack Grealish, bring him on and we’ll win it for sure.”

Fans watching England v Denmark / PA Wire

The atmosphere was electric at Waxy’s Little Sister in Leicester Square as England as fans jumped, screamed and clapped with joy as the equaliser went in and England’s hopes were renewed.

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