Riot police had to be called in to control crowds in London last night.

A famous extra time victory for England in their Euro 2020 semi-final sent thousands of euphoric fans onto the streets of the capital.

There were jubilant and raucous scenes in Croydon's Boxpark, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Trafalgar Square, outside Wembley and in that famous housing estate in South Bermondsey.

England fans are celebrating their first ever final in the European Championships, and their first tournament final since 1966, prompting dramatic scenes of supporters leaping atop of London buses, climbing statues and lampposts and more.

It was a game of contrasting emotions for England fans, including inside the stadium, in pubs and fan zones, and those among the estimated 20 million watching on television at home, but most of the nation were on their feet by the end of the match.

Thousands waved St George flags and chants of 'Football's Coming Home' reverberated around the streets, with one video posted to Twitter showed fans congregating in Piccadilly Circus, where they were met by a heavy police presence.

The scenes proved too much for the Met Police, with riot police moving in and breaking up some of the more over-the-top celebrations and forcing fans down from high places.

The Met Police later confirmed that 20 people were arrested for a variety of offences including common assault, public order and assault on police.'

News Shopper: Fans in Trafalgar Square. Kirsty O'Connor/PA WireFans in Trafalgar Square. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

Home fans will now dare to dream as the prospect of winning Euro 2020 on home soil moved to within touching distance.

It was captain Harry Kane, under the watchful eyes of a jubilant Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham and Boris Johnson in the stands, who gave England the lead after bundling home the rebound when his penalty was saved in extra-time to send the Three Lions on the way to a final showdown with Italy on Sunday.

Earlier, forward Raheem Sterling pressured Danish captain Simon Kjaer into sending the ball into his own net, less than 10 minutes after the visitors took a shock lead through Mikkel Damsgaard's thunderbolt free-kick.

News Shopper: Fans at BOXPARK in Croydon celebrate England's second goal. Tess Derry/PA WireFans at BOXPARK in Croydon celebrate England's second goal. Tess Derry/PA Wire

The majority of the 60,000 fans inside the stadium roared as players embraced at the end of a gruelling extra-time period.

The anthemic Three Lions and its familiar "It's coming home" refrain reverberated around Wembley at the final whistle.

Fans released red-coloured smoke and sang as they swarmed out of the venue following England's win.

Addi Hassan, 21, from north London, described the win as "absolutely incredible, absolutely world class".

Supporters in London's Trafalgar Square were sent into raptures each time England scored, with those in the fan zone roaring loudly, jumping on to the tables and throwing their beers in the air.

Others could be seen with tears in their eyes at full-time.

One supporter, Oliver Ways, 28, from Mitcham, south London, said: "This time it's coming home, the momentum is with us, I don't care what anyone says.

"I'm so drunk but I don't care - the game was just how we wanted it.

News Shopper: Fans and Police vans outside the Vinegar Yard in London. Kieran Cleeves/PA WireFans and Police vans outside the Vinegar Yard in London. Kieran Cleeves/PA Wire

"I can't believe I'm saying this but England are in a final!"

Fellow England fan Vic Richards, 22, from Croydon, south London, said: "I'm still trying to compute what happened, I've never seen England make a final.

"It's beautiful, it's unbelievable, I love this country, the players gave it their all.

"This is an historic occasion, we may never see this again - now we can start to believe."

Chants of "Come on England" and "It's coming home" became common place.

News Shopper: Fans at Kirby housing estate in Bermondsey celebrate England qualifying for the Euro 2020 final. Victoria Jones/PA WireFans at Kirby housing estate in Bermondsey celebrate England qualifying for the Euro 2020 final. Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Earlier, the 8,000 UK-based Danes inside Wembley celebrated wildly in the 30th minute as their side took an unlikely lead.

Fans in Trafalgar Square were left silent by the Danish opener - the first that England conceded in the tournament - and home supporters could be heard swearing and booing after the ball hit the net.

James Little, 19, a student from Sutton, south London, said: "I'm gobsmacked to be honest, we haven't conceded in this tournament and I feel like the way we play means we need to score first.

"It's a long way back from here, I hope the semi-final curse doesn't strike again - this is the best chance we have to win."

England were installed as clear favourites among bookmakers to beat Denmark, having progressed through the tournament without conceding a goal.

The Danes had emerged from heartbreak in their opening match defeat to Finland - when talisman Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch - to make it into the last four.

England's victory means the men's team will play in their first major final since the 1966 World Cup, which they won.