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Watch: Wild celebrations at Ipswich Town as England score in World Cup semi-final

PUBLISHED: 19:46 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 21:04 11 July 2018

Beer flies in the air as fans celebrate Kieran Trippier's stunning free kick for England against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. Picture: IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

Beer flies in the air as fans celebrate Kieran Trippier's stunning free kick for England against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. Picture: IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

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It was the moment even the most optimistic of fans barely believed was possible.

Supporters were in joyous mood in pubs and bars across Suffolk and Essex as England kicked off their crunch match against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.

And when the Three Lions got a free kick inside the first five minutes on the edge of the penalty box, fans dared to dream that we could have the perfect start.

Beer flies in the air as fans celebrate Kieran Trippier's stunning free kick for England against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. Picture: IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUBBeer flies in the air as fans celebrate Kieran Trippier's stunning free kick for England against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. Picture: IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

Yet few people could scarcely believed what happened next as Kieran Trippier took a belter of a free kick and put it straight over the wall, past the keeper and into the top corner.

The scene was met with jubilation from fans, with a video of dozens of pints of drink flying into the air at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road ground, where fans are able to watch the game on a big screen in the FanZone.

Beer flies in the air as fans celebrate Kieran Trippier's stunning free kick for England against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. Picture: IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUBBeer flies in the air as fans celebrate Kieran Trippier's stunning free kick for England against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. Picture: IPSWICH TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

England's Kieran Trippier celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mates. Picture: Tim Goode/PA WireEngland's Kieran Trippier celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team mates. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire

EADT and Ipswich Star reporter Amy Gibbons also videoed supporters cheering and then breaking into a huge round of applause at The Plough pub in Ipswich, where the game is also being screened.

Did you get any pictures or video of the goal celebration? Email us or Tweet us @EADT24 or @IpswichStar24

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Disappointed fans at Portman Road. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNDisappointed fans at Portman Road. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe crowd go wild at Portman Road as England score in the first half Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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