The Prime Minister and his wife cheered on England as they beat Denmark 2-1 last night.
It is the squad’s biggest football game since the historic 1966 World Cup victory.
England pulled even with Denmark thanks to an own goal as the first half of their blockbuster Euro 2020 semi-final showdown went 1-1, and a late penalty brought England ahead 2-1, securing the win.
Thousands of England football fans had chanted ‘It’s Coming Home’ outside Wembley Stadium for up to eight hours ahead of the semi-final match against Denmark.
Gareth Southgate’s squad faced off against the Danes at 8pm, with an estimated 30 million people tuning in to watch the showdown on TV and 60,000 packing out the home of English football for the game.
The Prime Minister tweeted ‘We’re behind you England!’ and posted a picture of himself wearing a shirt with the name ‘Boris’ and a number 10 emblazoned on the back as he gets into the back of a car.
He and his wife Carrie were in the crowd at Wembley cheering on England.
Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and President of the Football Association, Peter McCormick, Interim Chairman of the Football Association, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of United Kingdom and his wife, Carrie Johnson celebrate England’s victory
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and his spouse Carrie (R) celebrate the equaliser during the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark
Boris and Carrie Johnson are backing the Three Lions at Wembley as the team try to seal a place in Sunday’s final against Italy
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie look from the stands before the Euro 2020 soccer championship semifinal match between England and Denmark at Wembley stadium in London
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The Prime Minister today tweeted ‘We’re behind you England’ and posted a picture of himself wearing a shirt with the name ‘Boris’ and a number 10 emblazoned on the back
Football fans cheer at BOXPARK Croydon as they prepare to watch a live broadcast of the semi-final match between England and Denmark
The couple had previously been pictured cheering on England against Germany on June 29.
Wembley was awash with red, white and blue, with onlookers describing scenes of ‘carnage’ with huge numbers of England fans sing ‘It’s Coming Home’ and ‘God Save the Queen’.
Fans also let off flares and did knee slides while taking selfies with rival supporters wearing Viking horns.
There was more expectation on England in the European Championship this summer than when they went on a surprise run to the last four of the 2018 World Cup, and they have thus far risen to the challenge.
While Gary Neville said he has ‘genuine confidence in this manager and players’, the former England and Manchester United defender insisted nothing less than their best display will be enough to carry them into Sunday’s showpiece.
Just hours before kick-off, Neville wrote on Instagram: ‘History beckons for this team. To reach back-to-back Semi-Finals is incredible, but it’s not enough. You become nearly men!
‘I do have genuine confidence in this manager and players that this time a semi-final isn’t the end! To win any semi-final takes a great performance. This is a really good Denmark team and anything less than our best and/or luck will not be enough.
Boris Johnson reacts as England score against Germany on June 29
The couple had been pictured cheering on England against Germany on June 29
Boris Johnson shows his support for England outside Downing Street
‘The only danger is that the lads don’t see the danger. When you’re euphoric and on a wave in sport or life you can have that feeling it’s never going to end and something becomes your right. It doesn’t work like that.
‘Tonight is a night to be cold, don’t let emotion take over, stick to the manager’s plan and focus. Go for it lads! Focus and grab this chance!’
Neville was part of the England coaching staff in their last appearance at the European Championship when they were defeated by Iceland, working under Roy Hodgson, who believes the current crop have been ‘absolutely perfect’.
‘I’m very confident indeed because I think the England team is playing so exceptionally well from the start of the tournament really,’ he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
‘In fact, they have been faultless. I can’t think of anything to criticise, although I’m sure there are people who do find something. But they must be hard pushed to find something. It’s been absolutely perfect.’
Hodgson said the Wembley crowd will ‘play a major part’ but is dreading the prospect of a penalty shoot-out.
‘My main hope tonight is that the game won’t go to penalties,’ he added. ‘You can argue that the penalty shoot-out is better than the flip of a coin, but it is a very cruel way to lose matches.’