GALLERY: Crowds pack Ipswich pubs as England seal place in Euro 2020 final
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Fans packed pubs in Ipswich for England's Euro 2020 semi-final tie with Denmark - and saw Harry Kane score the goal that took them to the final.
Pints have been flowing as supporters hoped Gareth Southgate's men could secure a place in the Wembley final this Sunday.
Denmark took the lead through Mikkel Damsgaard's stunning free kick in the 30th minute, but Simon Kjaer put through his own net nine minutes later as England fought back. It remained 1-1 at the final whistle and went into extra time.
Kane then scored on the rebound from his saved penalty to book a place in the showpiece final against Italy and send England fans into delirium.
Fans made their voices heard as they burst into song before kick-off in pubs across Suffolk.
Watching in Isaacs on Ipswich Waterfront, Emily Francis said: "I'm so glad to be celebrating with all of my best mates.
"It's a better atmosphere in here than Wembley."
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Sophie Martyn added: "It's so lovely being back in here in the pub. It's nice to be back socialising and with our friends."
Jake Hatcher said: "It's so good after a year of being locked up - it's a sense of normality, watching England with your mates.
"We've come such a long way in a year-and-a-half."
Another fan, who gave his name as Ryan, added: "The atmosphere is really good in here. I'm enjoying it.
"It is just so nice to be back around people. We've waited for this for so long because of Covid."
Due to Covid restrictions, many pubs have opted not to accept walk-ins for tonight's game - but there are some that have chosen not to take table bookings.
Italy lie in wait for the winners of tonight's game after defeating Spain on penalties in the other semi-final yesterday.
England's run to the semi-finals has proved a boost for Suffolk's pubs in their Covid recovery as they have been packed out for each of the Three Lions' games so far in the tournament.