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England beat Denmark 2-1 to surge into Euro 2020 final against Italy

Wed 07 July 2021 | 21:37

England went against Denmark in Euro 2020 semi-final clash and vanquished Kasper Hjulmand’s side 2-1 in extra-time to secure a place in the tournament’s finals.

Gareth Southgate

’s squad topped Group D after defeating Croatia and the Czech Republic and drawing the battle against Scotland.

England

beat Germany in Euro 2020 Round of 16 to get qualified for the last eight, where they thrashed Ukraine in the semi-final clash.

Denmark

, meanwhile, were defeated in their first two matches of the tournament, but they bounced back with a victory over Russia in their final clash of Group B to seal a place in the knockout stage before beating Wales in the Round of 16 and rolling over the Czechs in the quarter-finals.

After 30 minutes into the battle at Wembley on Wednesday, Denmark’s

Mikkel Damsgaard

scored the opener for his side from 25 yards, which took England goalkeeper

Jordan Pickford

by surprise. It was also the first goal that The Three Lions conceded at Euro 2020.

The Danes bungled a counter-attack which could have been their second goal but Southgate’s side re-asserted themselves and pulled the game level a few minutes after being denied by a fabulous

Kasper Schmeichel

save. However, the goal was bundled home for England by

Raheem Sterling

and

Simon Kjaer

as the Denmark international diverted the ball into his own goal.

During the second half of the game, England had more possession than Denmark, but neither side managed to score a winner and prevent the game from going to extra-time.

In extra-time, Sterling made an impressive incursion into the box before Joakim Maehle challenged him, which earned England a penalty.

Harry Kane

sidefooted the penalty but Schmeichel pulled off a save; with luck being on Kane’s side, he taps the rebound into the net from six yards.

The Tottenham striker scored the winner for his side in extra-time and sealed a place in Euro 2020 final against

Italy

at Wembley.


source: SportMob