England fans celebrate World Cup win over Sweden at IKEA

Lawrence Kim
July 11, 2018

Up and down the country, millions of fans back home danced, jumped and screamed with joy.

Maguire helped to keep those fires burning by opening the scoring in a quarter-final clash with Sweden, with his towering header getting England off to the ideal start in a 2-0 win .

"One of the big things about this incredible England run to the semi-final is that it hasn't ever been about the manager, or about the petty rules and discipline of previous regimes".

The world's "It's Coming Home" have been echoing around England ahead of the Three Lions big match against Sweden this afternoon.

The Tottenham striker will become the first man to captain the Three Lions in a semi-final since Terry Butcher in 1990 when he takes the armband against Croatia on Wednesday - and the significance of the moment is not lost on him.

Emergency services personnel complained Sunday about the "disgraceful" behavior of a small number of supporters who celebrated England's victory over Sweden by dancing on top of an ambulance and badly damaging it.

"But this time it might be different and we dare to dream".

"I've met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they're held and perhaps, in the modern era, that would be even crazier", Southgate told Britain's daily newspapers.

Just before the hour Trippier was again the provider with the cross that saw Dele Ali double England's lead.

It was Trippier's 30th minute header that Maguire thundered into the net, rising like a Soyuz rocket to give Robin Olsen no chance and England a vital opening goal against a side that was giving little away.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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