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Stage invasions and flying beers at Dreamland as fans celebrate Germany win

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It’s fair to say England beating Germany at Euro 2020 was the boost the nation needed.

After an awful last year, millions of people across the country were able to celebrate a win over the Germans in a knock-out game for the first time in a generation.

Goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane sealed a nervy 2-0 win to set-up a quarter-final tie with Ukraine on Saturday (July 3).

Read more: 'I watched England beat Germany at Dreamland and now lockdown doesn't seem so bad

Videos across the country showed England fans going wild as the goals went in…and it was no different in Margate.

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Hundreds of England fans draped in the cross of St George gathered at Dreamland on the seafront to watch the game.

The popular event venue has hosted fan zones for all the previous England games in the tournament but regular visitors said the atmosphere was a step-up on Tuesday.

After a nervy opening hour, the game sprung into life midway through the second half as England sealed a memorable win.

Every goals, saves and tackle was met with jubilant celebrations as England football fans cheered their team over the line.

KentLive recorded crowd reactions for the entire game and picked out the five key moments.

Singing loud and proud

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The England fans located closest to the screen were in fine voice long before kick-off.

From ‘It’s coming home’ to ‘World in motion’ the pre-match music certainly got everyone in the spirit.

By the time the National Anthems came around at 4:55 everyone was pumped for the big game.

The German anthem was booed for a few seconds before the English fans sung the anthem loud and proud.

A rapturous applause greeted the end of the anthem before a cheer you would expect to find inside a stadium.

Dreamland erupts as Raheem Sterling opens the scoring

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After a cagey opening 70 minutes, the England fans inside Dreamland got their wish when Raheem Sterling turned home Luke Shaw’s cross.

Beers went flying, limbs were all over the place and there was dancing and celebrating on the tables!

People were just running, running anywhere and everywhere and hugging anyone within a close radius to their table!

Dreamland had implemented a number of social distancing measures but they went out the window when the goal went in!

A close call as Thomas Muller misses a huge chance to equalise

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There’s a cliche that you’re most vulnerable when you’ve just scored and that was nearly the case for England.

Sterling lost possession and star striker Thomas Muller went racing through on goal.

Muller has been scoring chances like this for years but this time he missed.

The groans and moans as Muller went through were replaced by cheers and celebrating as the ball flew past the post.

Had you not known you may have thought England scored – it certainly felt like a goal!

Harry Kane makes sure of the result!

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The result was secured when England’s main man Harry Kane headed home from a Jack Grealish cross.

If the celebrations for the first goal were wild, the second goal saw things turn up a notch.

There was more beer, more hugging and tables and chairs turned over!

Some fans even briefly run on to the stage while a flare was let off!

Celebrations at full-time as England make history

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The full time whistle sparked more celebrations from England fans.

Loud cheers and there were more cries of 'It's coming home'.

Outside the venue cars driving past were beeping their horns and embracing in the spirit.

Nearby pubs were later swarmed with England fans who were making the most of the early start!

England's next match is at 8pm on Saturday.

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