Friday, 10.30pm: Overjoyed England football supporters in Peterborough were left dancing in the street following their team’s dramatic win against Sweden in the European Championships.
After going into half team 1-0 up, Roy Hodgson’s men found themselves 2-1 down within 15 minutes of the restart only to run out as 3-2 winners in the topsy-turvy clash this evening.
Hundreds of supporters had filled King Street, in Peterborough, to watch the game on a 20 square metre television screen as part of a Euro 2012 street party organised by The Sports Lounge.
At full time, scores of jubilant fans danced and sang outside the premises, celebrating the result which takes England within the brink of qualifying for the next round of the competition.
Dylan Elliot (42), from Yaxley, described an emotional roller coaster of a game.
He said: “I was nervous to start with, but when we scored that was great. Then they scored and I got a bit worried because we have had a lot of problems with Sweden. But when the last goal went in I was overjoyed.”
Describing the evening, he said: “It’s been nearly as good as Posh winning promotion - nearly. It’s been awesome, absolutely awesome.”
Ben Smith (23), from Wisbech, said: “I was a bit scared, but they have done us proud today. I’m well happy, over the moon. They have done what we all wanted. No one thought they could do it. I’m proud to be English.”
Wayne Hills (26), from Wisbech, said: “It’s been unreal. From losing 2-1 to bring it back to 3-2, I can’t explain how it made me feel, it made me feel that good.”
Matthew Larter (21), from Thorney, put into words the reaction among the crowd in King Street when Welbeck’s 78-minute winner found the net.
He said: “Everything went everywhere. It was mental. Everyone was jumping, throwing beer. It was mental. I can’t describe it.”