After England made it through to a first World Cup semi-final for 28 years, inevitably there were wild celebrations from long-suffering fans.
However, some supporters have been called "mindless idiots" after cars and property were damaged in the wake of the 2-0 win over Sweden in Samara.
An ambulance car was danced on in London, a taxi suffered a similar fate in Nottingham and police reported record 999 calls.
A branch of Ikea was also targeted.
"We are aware of a small group of fans celebrating the match result in one of our stores," the company tweeted.
"Being both British and Swedish, we were on the edge of our seats during the game and we would like to say 'grattis!'."
SCENES England fans celebrating in Swedish furniture shop, Ikea! 😂 pic.twitter.com/iEiQ5bwELg— Football Stands (@TheFootyStands) July 7, 2018
If you realise that you’re not able to celebrate an England win without breaking stuff or scaring the living daylights out of people or generally behaving like a complete numpty, the rest of us would be grateful if you just stayed indoors...#ItsComingHome— John Sutherland (@policecommander) July 8, 2018
London Ambulance Service said one of its vehicles was damaged by celebrating fans along Borough High Street, with the car now requiring repairs.
More than £1,000 has been raised through a crowdfunding page set up by Millwall Supporters' Club to pay for the vehicle's repairs.
We're delighted with the result, but this has put a big dampener on the celebrations for us: while our officer attended a call nearby, this car was damaged in Borough High Street during the celebrations after the game - it's now off the road to be repaired. pic.twitter.com/V71kOEn4OO— London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance) July 7, 2018
Kent Police are investigating after a five-year-old girl's scooter was allegedly "clipped" by a car driving through Folkestone.
A force spokesman said the girl was uninjured, but officers had been in touch with the vehicle's registered keeper to see who was driving it at the time.
One man climbed up a lamp post near London Bridge station, while being egged on by fans in the street.
Police also reported dealing with a greater number of incidents, with Lancashire and West Midlands Police receiving their highest-ever number of 999 calls over a 24-hour period.
"Interesting fact. We have had double the amount of police logs today than what we had on New Year's Eve," said Dan Brenchley from Devon and Cornwall Police.
999 CALLS: Yesterday we took the highest ever volume of 999 calls in our history. 3,276 calls for emergency police assistance in just 24 hours. It's a mix of the sun, #WorldCup & alcohol. It it's not an emergency don't call 999, search WMP Online for help: https://t.co/n1GbyEQ1Rx pic.twitter.com/QKDkK9ghjt— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) July 8, 2018
In the last 24hrs we dealt with 2200 incidents the highest on record. Demand surged after the England match predominantly alcohol fuelled violence inclu. domestic & serious assaults.We had planned for this but such a shame this happens.Well done team @LancsPolice for your efforts pic.twitter.com/rsmHMpmcB2— ACC Terry Woods (@ACCWoods) July 8, 2018
To all the lovely football fans this evening, we thank you it was lovely meeting you all, to all the idiots that just went out to get drunk, shout at a police dog for being German??? and throw stuff around.....we are sorry you can't handle sun, celebration and drink! pic.twitter.com/NSJYtWSMN6— Dorset Police Dogs (@PoliceDogDorset) July 8, 2018
Smoke bombs were let off inside pubs, while large crowds blocked roads and tram lines, causing traffic disruption.
We apologise for the delays which have been caused by the amount of people gathering in Old Market Square, blocking the tram tracks, trams are still running.— NET Nottingham Tram (@NETTram) July 7, 2018
Cleansing teams have collected approx 6 tonnes of broken glass from City streets today. Officers last night dealt with multiple first aid incidents involving broken glass. We are better than this Nottingham. By all means celebrate but respect each other and our City! #safe #clean pic.twitter.com/IOSTmoEmcy— OSU Nottingham (@OSUsafenottm) July 8, 2018
Images of fans celebrating by jumping on cars drew strong responses on social media, with many calling for the culprits to be identified.
In Norfolk, however, there were no football-related arrests made, with Ch Supt Dave Marshall saying there was "minimal disorder" and thanking fans for being "in great spirit".
"It's an exciting time for England fans," he said.
Very keen to stress 99.9% of Nottingham enjoyed #WorldCup in fantastic atmosphere. The very few that caused mindless damage will face the full wrath of @MyNottingham @nottspolice & the Courts. #NottinghamTogether— Richard Antcliff (@RichardAntcliff) July 8, 2018
Great scenes in London today but marred by some senseless fans jumping all over an ambulance 1st response vehicle. Smashed windscreen and wing mirrors. Taken out of service. Come on England fans we’re better than that. #ItsComimgHome— MPS Football Unit (@MPSFootballUnit) July 7, 2018
Many fans were happy to soak in the atmosphere and savour the occasion of a famous win, which was watched by nearly 20 million people.