A PARTY atmosphere exploded across Bournemouth after England’s victory over Colombia.

The Three Lions claimed the win in dramatic fashion on penalties with Eric Dier scoring the crucial spot-kick to send England fans wild.

Drinks flew through the air, flags were waved with renewed passion and hundreds were chanting “it’s coming home”.

After soaking up the moment, supporters poured out from packed bars and pubs to party on the streets.

Large pockets of supporters gathered in various locations, including in Old Christchurch Road and in Bournemouth Square.

A visible police presence was on hand in the area to ensure order was maintained in the town centre.

After England won their first penalty shootout since 1996, supporters in Bournemouth were dreaming of going all the way to the World Cup final.

Nathan Dixon, from Bournemouth, said: “The ending was dramatic and it was nice to know that not only have we won, but we did it through a penalty shootout.

“These scenes on the streets are what it is all about, this is what we do it for. The town is right behind England.

“We can go all the way.”

Iqbal Savage, a Bournemouth University student, said: “It was amazing. I have never seen England win a game on penalties before.

“The atmosphere was incredible. We’re going to go all the way. It’s coming home.”

Craig Johnson, also from Bournemouth, admitted he was in tears at times, but shared his delight at the win.

He added: “It was a great result. I was so nervous when it went to penalties.”

Venezuelan-born Carlos Enrique, who lives in Bournemouth, backed England to succeed.

“I support England every day. It is coming home,” Carlos said.

This video was shot in Westover Road last night.

Rob Wood, who lives in Boscombe, said: “The atmosphere is very good and everyone is out here having a great time.”

“We’ve broken the tradition of losing on penalties. We are going to go all the way.”

England will now face Sweden in the next round on Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm.