'It's been epic': Ecstatic fan park scenes as England beat Germany

Crowds at The Arena in Sprowston getting ready for the England v Germany Euros match. Picture: Danie

Crowds at The Arena in Sprowston getting ready for the England v Germany Euros match. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Chairs were thrown, tables were toppled and pints of beer were hurled into the air as England beat Germany 2-0 in front of 400 people at a fan park near Norwich. 

The Euro 2020 fixture was shown on a big screen at The Arena in Sprowston with goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane met with ecstatic scenes. 

Raucous chants of 'It's Coming Home' and 'Please don't take me home' were sung proudly.

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Supporter Andy Hubbard, 39, said he would be returning to The Arena for every round, describing the fan park experience as "absolutely brilliant". 

Crowds at The Arena in Sprowston getting ready for the England v Germany Euros match. Picture: Danie

Crowds at The Arena in Sprowston getting ready for the England v Germany Euros match. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Mr Hubbard said: "This is the best we have had since Euro 96. It's coming home.

"Everyone else is a bit average and we are peaking at the right time. The atmosphere here has been awesome." 

Another fan, Josh Granger, 33, said: "I was very optimistic and had 2-1 England in a bet. It's been epic tonight and we are going to go all the way to the final." 

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

James Moy, 36, added: "We could not have had a better atmosphere. This is what a tournament is all about, getting everyone out.  

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

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"I thought we played well throughout but we just had a bit more than the Germans." 

Another fan Callan Rumsby, 20, described Jack Grealish as the key player as he celebrated the win. 

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle

A passionate England fan during the Germany win - Credit: Danielle Booden

A police presence arrived midway through the second-half to monitor proceedings, while a message on the big screen reminded fans to stay seated after the goals. 

Crowds at The Arena in Sprowston getting ready for the England v Germany Euros match. Picture: Danie

Celebrating England's 2-0 win at The Arena in Sprowston - Credit: Danielle Booden

One fan kneeled on the floor with his hands on his head scarcely able to believe what he had seen, while one girl hid under a table to escape the beer being thrown in the air.

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Organiser Daegan Watts, a shareholder of The Arena, said: "We could not have asked for a better result. It will be Saturday next and it is not going to be a problem selling the tickets.

Crowds at The Arena in Sprowston getting ready for the England v Germany Euros match. Picture: Danie

England fans at The Arena during the national anthem - Credit: Danielle Booden

"We do all we can to enforce the rules but you are never going to be able to control everyone." 

Ben Lewry, of Titan Security Limited, added: "It's been interesting with Covid and dealing with the normal football things. Guys tend to get excitable together." 

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle Booden

Fans celebrating England's win against Germany at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle

The fans did not seem to mind the rainy weather - Credit: : Danielle Booden

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. Picture: Danielle

Football fans watching the England v Germany Euros game at The Arena in Sprowston. - Credit: Danielle Booden