By William Cole For Mailonline
Published: 09:18 BST, 20 July 2019 | Updated: 09:33 BST, 20 July 2019
Wild celebrations by Algerian football fans closed off parts of north London last night, as the country won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 29 years.
Flares and flags filled the streets of Islington, with buses and cars being diverted off of the high street.
Trafalgar Square was also 'locked up' after hundreds of supporters descended on the central London spot to continue celebrations late into the night.
Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final.
Algerian football fans held wild celebrations across London last night after their country won the African Cup of Nations in a tense 1-0 win over Senegal at the final in Cairo, Egypt
Flares and flags filled the streets of Islington, with buses and cars being diverted off of the high street
The competition is the equivalent of the UEFA European Championship for Europe, and saw 24 nations play for the top prize.
As the match finished, fans took to the streets across the Egyptian capital, and celebrations across London soon