Lionesses supporters demanded the England squad get off the team bus to greet them after their win over Scotland on Friday evening.
Sarina Weigman’s side returned to victory in their first match since their World Cup final against Spain last month with a 2-1 victory at the Stadium of Light.
Two late first-half goals from Lucy Bronze and Lauren Hemp ensured England kicked off their Nations League campaign in style despite late pressure from Scotland.
Players and staff immediately boarded the team bus after the game, much to the dismay of fans camped a few meters away.
Footage from social media shows fans shouting ‘get off the bus’ several times in the hope of meeting their heroes.
The English Lionesses had to be let off the team bus by fans on Friday to greet them
Sarina Wiegman’s side returned to victory after their World Cup heartbreak
The Lionesses have become national figures since their success last year, after winning the European Championship last summer and in August becoming the first England side to reach a World Cup final since 1966.
England fell short at the final hurdle as Spain lifted the trophy after a 1-0 win in Sydney, Australia.
In their first Nations League match, Bronze opened the scoring with a diving header from a Katie Zelem cross in the 39th minute.
Hemp doubled the lead after 45 minutes with a header of her own after being found by Rachel Daly.
Scotland halved the deficit two minutes later through Kirsty Henson and despite creating some clear chances after the break, the teams were unable to score a point against their neighbors.