Preston city centre ground to a halt during Saturday tea time as England fans celebrated their team’s victory.Advertisement
Gareth Southgate’s side secured a 2-0 victory over Sweden to move into the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia.
Church Street and Friargate traffic was stopped as hundreds of football fans leapt for joy in the summer sunshine.
Traffic cones were held aloft in Church Street near the junction with Lancaster Road, as the sound of ‘It’s Coming Home’ rang out loud and clear.
Church street ??? pic.twitter.com/DrtokDdWUc
— Sam Reader (@samreader99) July 7, 2018
On Friargate smoke grenades were let off as fans revelled in England’s first semi-final appearance being booked since Italia 90.
Preston never fails to amuse pic.twitter.com/fmXaZkJ5eu
— Mike (@mjbarton_) July 7, 2018
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The scenes were all good natured and quickly dispersed.