It's coming home! Fans across Suffolk celebrate England's win

Jack Marklove, Callum Frost and Jacob Hatcher celebrate England's win. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Jack Marklove, Callum Frost and Jacob Hatcher celebrate England's win - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Football fans from across Suffolk got football fever as they enjoyed England's first game in the delayed Euro 2020 football tournament.

England started their campaign with a 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday - and fans were extremely happy to be back in their local venues watching the game.

England fans at Isaacs celebrate Rahim Sterling's goal against Croatia in the European Championship.

England fans at Isaacs celebrate Rahim Sterling's goal against Croatia in the European Championship - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Pubs across the region were expecting to be busy with fans, but also made sure they had all the correct safety measures in place. 

Football chants could be heard far and wide as fans celebrated the win.

England fans at Isaacs celebrate Rahim Sterling's goal against Croatia in the European Championship.

Fans have been praised for keeping to the social distancing guidelines throughout the match - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Ecstatic fans were seen in Isaacs, on Ipswich Waterfront, as Raheem Sterling scored the only goal in the 1-0 win.  

Fans were spotted on the Ipswich Waterfront waving their England flags in the air. 

England fans at Isaacs celebrate Rahim Sterling's goal against Croatia in the European Championship.

Fans were ecstatic when Raheem Sterling scored - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The warm weather helped to boost pubs as they welcomed fans inside and out for the football tournament. 

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Landlord of the Railway Tavern in Saxmundham, Paul Summers - who has decorated his pub with flags of all 24 competing nations - said it was great to be able to have fans in the pub. 

"It was absolutely brilliant," Mr Summers said. 

England fans at Isaacs celebrate Rahim Sterling's goal against Croatia in the European Championship.

Isaacs on Ipswich Waterfront was packed with people who pre-booked their tables for the match - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

"We had a comfortable amount in who all enjoyed the atmosphere. We all had a good a laugh together."

The landlord was also full of praise for the fans who visited his pub, as they all stuck to the social distancing measures he had in place.

"Everybody was good when they scored, they did stand up and jump but they sat straight back down, there was no harm done," he said.


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