SCENES of jubilation and cheers of "It's coming home" rang out across a Southampton pub as fans celebrated the country's first World Cup quarter-final win in almost three decades.

The Three Lions beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara this afternoon, securing a place in the semi-final - England's first since the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

Jubilant celebrations took place as Three Lions fans danced in Above Bar Street, bringing traffic to a halt.

(Video sent in by Marie Sparkman)

Jubilation also took hold at The Grapes pub in Oxford Street, Southampton as fans marked the win in style.

Despite the extremely hot weather, the pub was packed for 90 minutes with fans shouting “come on England”.

Festival goers at Let's Rock Southampton temporarily put retro music aside to watch the game.

Organisers put up a big screen to show the quarter-final clash, and it proved a success, with thousands crowding round to watch the big match.

Paul Vallis, 53, from Shirley, who watched the match at the festival, said: “The England performance was brilliant.

“The atmosphere was electric, it was really good. It’s got to be the best part of the day for me. 

“We’re going to go on to win this.”

Lee Wiggins, 53, from Bournemouth added: “I just want to say a massive thank you to Let’s Rock for organising the tv screen.

“I was really nervous watching it but it was comfortable at 2-0 and we’re going all out now to win the World Cup, bring it on.”

Tensions were running high after a tense opening but fans exploded with joy after Harry Maguire put the Three Lions in front in the first half.

Hugs and a round of applause followed Maguire's header with many fans at The Grapes pub saying Sweden had offered very little, letting England spend time on the ball.

But many fans said it was too early yet to dare to dream.

Just after the first half Matt Fowler, 27, a hotel manager, from Southampton, who was at The Grapes, said: “The team has a lot of pressure on but we are playing fantastic, much better than Tuesday. They are playing really really well and I do expect England to win.”

The entire pub leapt up after Marcus Berg got a shot off but Jordan Pickford saved it.

But it was Delle Alli’s goal that sent fans at The Grapes bonkers.

There were hugs and tears of joy with many singing “football is coming home” until the end of the match when they took to Oxford street to celebrate.

Ben Northfield, 26, a teacher, from Southampton, said: “This is what we expected today. We are hopeful for the semi-final now. Football is a step closer to home.

"The team played much better today and there was a great team effort.

"This is the first time in my entire life I see England making through to the semi-finals and it’s amazing. I dare to believe yet. We can dare to dream now."