England fans in raucous celebrations into night as 20 arrested after historic win

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A total of 20 people were arrested following last night's raucous celebrations after England win over Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final.

After a tense 2-1 victory over the Danes at Wembley, fans spilled into the streets to celebrate the Three Lions' first appearance in the final of a major tournament since the 1966 World Cup.

But as the celebrations continued well into the early hours, the Metropolitan Police said 20 arrests were made across London.

Traffic came to a standstill at Piccadilly Circus in central London when fans blocked streets and climbed on telephone boxes.

"20 arrests have been made by officers for a number of offences including common assault, public order and assault on police," Met Police said on Twitter.

Fans climbed onto telephone boxes in central London
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Traffic came to a standstill at Piccadilly Circus in central London
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Last night also saw 60,000 fans gather inside Wembley, roaring as players embraced at the end of a gruelling extra-time period.

The familiar “It’s Coming Home” song reverberated around Wembley at the final whistle.

Many fans tried to stay out late to enjoy the win, with a few dozen supporters in Leicester Square climbing on top of a number 9 double-decker bus to Aldwych, cheering and holding a St George's flag aloft before crowds were broken up by police.

Fans in Birmingham dived into canals and paddled around in the water after the final whistle.

England football fans celebrated in the streets surrounding Piccadilly and Leicester Square
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Carnival-like celebrations broke out as England beat Denmark
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One supporter even stripped down to his underpants as he danced along to 'football's coming home'.

Carnival-like celebrations broke out in Bristol as fans blocked city centre roads in jubilant scenes.

Meanwhile crowds let off fireworks in Manchester and gathered in their hundreds in Stevenson Square, throwing a giant inflatable football to each other.

Fans in Trafalgar Square were left silent by the Danish opener – the first that England conceded in the tournament – and home supporters could be heard swearing and booing after the ball hit the net.

Police officers were in attendance in central London
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A crowd of people managed to get on the roof of a bus
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England were installed as clear favourites among bookmakers to beat Denmark, having progressed through the tournament without conceding a goal.

The Danes had emerged from heartbreak in their opening match defeat to Finland – when talisman Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch – to make it into the last four.

England’s victory means the men’s team will play in their first major final since the 1966 World Cup, which they won.

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