England fans share their joy at Euro 2020 triumph over Germany
England fans are celebrating tonight, after the team secured an historic win over long-time rivals Germany.
Garth Southgate’s side had Sunderland-born keeper Jordan Pickford to thank for keeping the game goalless before Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the 75th minute.
The former St Robert of Newminster pupil produced a fine block to deny Timo Werner in the 32nd minute, then a fine leap early in the second half to turn Kai Havertz’s driving shot over the bar.
England survived another scare just moments after Sterling’s opener, when Thomas Muller shot wide with only Pickfordf to beat.
Again the England keeper did well to charge off his line and close Muller’s options down.
Muller was left to rue his miss just moments later, when Harry Kane got on the end of a Luke Shaw cross to head home and gurantee a place in the quarter finals.
Fans are the Victoria Gardens in Hendon were ecstatic at the result.
Twenty-two-year-old Olivia Ord was taking all the credit for the win: “I am absolutely buzzing,” she said.
Olivia was delighted with the result, despite being left out of pocket by England’s victory: “I put a bet on and my bet was for Germany,” she admitted.
"My bets are always really bad, so I thought ‘If I bet on Germany, we are bound to win’.”
Mum Charlotte Bute, 30, was at the pub with 11-year-old daughter Olivia and aunt Toni, 49.
Olivia had predicted a 2-1 win for England and was delighted to have been proved half right. Charlotte said Raheem Sterling had been her man of the match: “He was fantastic, eepciallt given the dorubts about him playing,” she said.
"I am just over the moon.”
Toni was delighted: “It was brilliant,” she said.
"I am quite shocked – they never normally win against Germany , so I am absolutely buzzing.”
Thirty-eight-year-old Grant Chapman said he felt ‘ good and very proud’ about the team’s performance, though he had had his doubts at times: “It was a good game in the end but theyr did lave it a bit late,” he said.