Harry Kane scored two goals, including an injury-time header, to give England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia at the World Cup.
And fans could not hide their delight after the final whistle, cheering and singing loudly.
Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane.
"You go until the last second", Kane said, "and I'm absolutely buzzing".
"Getting the three points on the board, getting the World Cup under way.
We kept going. We spoke a lot about togetherness and we've got a great bond together", he said. In recent years the first game's always been hard.
Mr Roberts added: "Captain Marvel really showed up, didn't he? We have dyed-in-the-wool supporters here, and we're looking to perform well for them".
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"It's massive. I am so proud of the lads. We did the right things and made good decisions and were good value for the win".
"They need to up the tempo a bit".
And his sister Liz Watkins, 64, who lives in Huddersfield but is originally from Leicester, said: "It was a good game" as she singled out Harry Maguire for helping Kane to score his victor.
He said: "He (Kane) is a top, top striker isn't he".
Pockets of seats were left empty in the 45,000-seater Volgograd Arena, with the official attendance reaching 41,064.
But caution and common sense are still the watchwords, with embassy staff and United Kingdom police encouraging supporters to "Be on the Ball" - a best-behaviour campaign that the Football Association and fans' groups have championed since 2004.
Matt Gregg, an England fan from Toronto, said he and his friends had made the 18-hour train journey to Volgograd from Moscow and been anxious until the game's dying moments that the match was going to end in a draw. The country are behind them and there has been more positivity from the press so far.