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Southgate sends celebration warning to England squad after 2-1 win

Wed 07 July 2021 | 23:41

England boss Gareth Southgate has told his squad that they have already celebrated their 2-1 victory over Denmark and advancing to the Euro 2020 final.

England

captain

Harry Kane

scored an extra-time goal from the spot as

England defeated Denmark 2-1

on Wednesday to book their place in the Euro 2020 final against

Italy

.

Denmark

’s

Mikkel Damsgaard

opened the scoring for his side from 25 yards, which took England goalkeeper

Jordan Pickford

by surprise.

The Three Lions drew level through a

Simon Kjaer

's own goal when he slid to block

Bukayo Saka

’s cross headed for

Raheem Sterling

and instead redirected it into their own net.

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 the first half of extra time,

Tottenham

forward sent the ball into the back of the net from the rebound after Denmark's

Kasper Schmeichel

had saved his initial spot-kick.

Kane's penalty puts England into their first European Championship final and the Three Lion’s first major final since beating West-Germany 4-2 in the 1966 World Cup.

Asked if his players will be given some time to celebrate their victory, Southgate told ITV

: "They’ve had it, haven't they? It looked like mayhem on the pitch to me.

"I was part of it, so... We’re in a final, let's enjoy that fact.

"We have to enjoy that but it's one more massive hurdle and we have to try and get over that.

"I'm so proud of the players. It was an incredible occasion to be a part of.

"The fans were incredible all night and we knew it wouldn't be straightforward.

"The game in Rome the other night (4-0 win vs Ukraine) was so straightforward and we said to the players that we are, at some point, going to have to show some resilience and come back from some setbacks. We did that tonight."


source: SportMob

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