North West fans cheer on England in historic Euro 2020 final against Italy


Nervous fans have flocked to fan parks and pubs across the region to watch England take on Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

Luke Shaw scored in under two minutes, leaving fans of the 4The Fans Fanzone at Event City in Trafford in awe and delight.

But, Italy equalized in the middle of the second half after threatening early on.

The England team are committed to doing everything possible to make history, while manager Gareth Southgate thanked the fans for their “incredible support” throughout the tournament.

Fans at Knowsley Safari Park also jumped in to celebrate England’s debut goal.

Fans started arriving at 5 p.m., three hours before kick-off, at Trafford where, despite pouring rain, they remained in high spirits.

Former England and Manchester City player Trevor Sinclair warmed up the crowd ahead of the match.

Fans were in good spirits as they sang Atomic Kitten’s new hit “Southgate You’re the One” at the top of their lungs.

The support is also evident. The Garsdale pub in Bury is owned by Kieran Trippier’s brother Kelvin.

Before the start of the match Carl Lomax, Kieran’s cousin who looks at the pub, said: “I’m very, very nervous but really proud at the same time. Obviously we haven’t been in a final since 1966 and obviously with my cousin it makes him even more special.

“My family and I are so proud, it’s just an amazing achievement for Kieran and we are so proud of him.”

Carl added that he spoke to Kieran before the game to wish him luck.

Fans of The Garsdale pub in Bury, owned by the brother of England player Kieran Trippier.

This is the first time the team has reached a major final in more than half a century.

Good luck messages were sent by the Queen, the Duke of Cambridge, the Prime Minister and even Hollywood star Tom Cruise.

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