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Joy and then despair at Preston’s Euro Fan Zone on the Flag Market

Posted on - 12th July, 2021 - 10:44am | Author - | Posted in - Photos, Preston News, What's On in Preston
England fans were desperate to win the final. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

It was a rollercoaster of emotions last night as England played Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

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England scored in the first couple of minutes. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Prestonian England fans were jubilant as Luke Shaw scored the first goal of the match in the first couple of minutes.

This fan was thrilled when Shaw scored. Pic: Michael Porter Photography.

Spirits were high, and people really did believe it was coming home for the first time since 1966.

Southgate even made an appearance… Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Unfortunately, the excitement died down after Italy scored in the 67th minute, leaving England fans stressed.

It was tense after Italy’s goal. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

The tension was high, and the next 23 minutes were uncomfortable to say the least.

The tension was high. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Full time finished 1-1, and the three lions were desperate to get a goal in the 30 minutes of extra time.

Alas, this was not meant to be, and the game took a nerve wracking turn when a penalty shoot out was on the cards.

Fans celebrating when it seemed as though it was coming home. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Fans struggled to watch during a tense penalty shoot out.

A fan struggling to watch. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Eventually, after a very ‘edge of your seat’ shoot out, Italy took the Euro2020 title.

Fans were devastated. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Unfortunately, it is not coming home this year…but it is the World Cup in 2022.

The aftermath of the evening. Pic: Michael Porter Photography

Here’s to next year…

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