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England goes wild as Kieran Trippier opens the scoring in World Cup semi final

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These were the scenes of wild celebration in Londons Hyde Park when England took the lead in the World Cup semi finals.

The huge party in the capital is thought to be the largest screening of Englands historic clash with Croatia, with 30,000 lucky ticket-holders watching.

And when Kieran Trippiers stunning free kick gave England the lead within five minutes, Hyde Park erupted.

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Footage posted on Twitter shows how drinks being thrown into the air almost created a cloud above the euphoric football fans.

Thousands of fans jumped in unison when the Spurs defender opened the scoring from 25 yards.

Earlier, they were treated to a live performance of the anthem Three Lions by The Lightning Seeds.

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But Hyde Park wasnt alone in celebrating the goal – there were equally magical moments up and down the country.

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It could prove to be a historic strike as England bid for their first World Cup final since 1966.

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