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England v Ukraine Euro 2020: Kent fans celebrate as England through to semi finals

Fans are rejoicing after England thumped Ukraine 4-0 to reach the semi finals of Euro 2020.

Gareth Southgate's side thrashed their opposition in a one-sided affair in Rome and Kent was behind them.

Source Bar was swinging

Fans flocked to big screens across the county to cheer on an England side buoyed by a mid-week win over old foes Germany.

During that victory 45,000 fans at Wembley – a relic of a forgotten time – roared the Three Lions to victory and at Dreamland in Margate 800 punters went wild, with a select few taking things too far.

Their table-flipping, flare-throwing antics mean tonight's much-anticipated big screen event is off but fortunately there were several more in the county for fans to flock to tonight.

With the lights off at the home of English football this time around images from Rome were projected into bars, pubs and outdoor venues across Kent.

Not everyone could get to one of those, though.

Matt welcomed his son – coincidentally called Harry – into the world earlier today.

But him and new-mum Cheryl couldn't bring him home before kick off and Matt, 29, took in the game from the maternity ward.

Matt watches the game in the maternity ward after his son Harry was born
Matt watches the game in the maternity ward after his son Harry was born

Meanwhile at weddings across the county fans had to make-do with getting to screens between speeches.

Wedding guests watch the game (48846069)
Wedding guests watch the game (48846069)

Thankfully a yellow warning for thunder shifted north and blue skies greeted those who headed out for the 8pm kick off.

Fans went wild within moments of the kick off as captain Kane scored after four minutes.

And the fun didn't stop, within moment of the second half kicking off Harry Maguire made it two before Kane and Jordan Henderson added a third and fourth.

Ukraine were unable to get on the score sheet, meaning England are yet to concede in the tournament.

England will now face Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday. Italy play Spain in the other half of the draw and the winners of those two games will meet back at Wembley next Sunday.

England start with Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Phillips, Rice, Sancho, Mount, Sterling and Kane.

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