England fans have described last night’s Euros win as a “victory for girls across the country” as the Lionesses beat Germany in front of almost 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.

A sea of England flags flooded the stadium after the game as fans sang Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline and Queen’s We Are The Champions.

Fans across the country have hailed the win a monumental moment for women of all ages, proving that girls have a place in sports too.

Megan Morinis, from Chelmsford, Essex, who watched the game with her boyfriend Max, told the PA news agency: “There were so many young girls and women here to watch this match – who says we don’t like football?

“They played so well against a really good team in Germany and represented this country so well.

“It wasn’t just a historic sporting win, it was a victory for girls across the country.”

Mary Caine, 33, from Macclesfield, Cheshire, who watched the game with her daughter Sam, eight, said: “The girls finally brought football home.

“We’re delighted, it’s historic, it was magic in there and a breakthrough moment for women’s sport.”

Other fans said the atmosphere inside the stadium had been “electric” and a huge “step forward” for women’s sport.

Another said the Lionesses’ performance was “superb” and that those in the team would go down as “legends”.

During the match, dozens of ticketless fans were watching the match on their phones close to the ground.

Craig Stephens, 58, and his wife Julie, 54, from Twickenham, south-west London, said: “We just wanted to be around Wembley while the game was on, it really is historic.”

Maria Quen, 27, from Willesden, north-west London, said: “I had a feeling Toone would do something, we’ve got our substitutions right the whole tournament.”

Lucy Richards, 19, told PA: “I can’t believe it, what a time to score.”

At full time, people in the streets began celebrating and cars were beeping their horns.

Groups of young women were chanting “It’s coming home”, with fans outside pubs and restaurants joining in.

Childminder Helen Charlesworth, from Orpington, Kent, was with her daughter Darcey, 22, who has enjoyed football from the age of eight and started playing with boys as there were no girls’ teams around.

Despite playing at centres of excellence, and doing “so well”, her daughter missed out due to a “lack of funding” in the women’s game.

Ms Charlesworth said: “The fact that the women’s game is growing is amazing.

“This tournament has definitely helped grow the game and support for it.”

Emma Newman, 21, a student from Whitby, North Yorkshire, said: “It’s a really nice atmosphere, people are just here to see the match and nothing else.

“It’s right that fans aren’t causing trouble, these women are inspiring and deserve to be supported properly.”