Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane scored crucial goals in the second half to help England beat Germany in the round of 16 at Euro 2020 at Wembley. This was Sterling’s third goal of the tournament after scoring against Croatia and the Czech Republic in the group stage. After a tense first half, Sterling finished off a brilliant English move by neatly tucking the ball past Manuel Neuer in the Germany goal.
Thomas muller was then put through on goal by kai Havertz and was left with the only Pickford to beat. unfortunately, he could not find the target with the ball rolling agonizingly past the near post. Kane then put the game to bed when he turned in a Jack Grealish cross to double the lead of the hosts.
England: Pickford (9), Walker (6), Maguire (7), Stones (7), Trippier (7), Phillips (7), Rice (6), Shaw (6), Saka (7), Sterling (9), Kane (7).
Subs: Grealish (8), Henderson (N/A)
Germany: Neuer (6), Ginter (5), Hummels (7), Rudiger (6), Kimmich (6), Kroos (5), Goretzka (7), Gosens (5), Havertz (7), Werner (5), Muller (5).
Subs: Gnabry (5), Can (N/A), Sane (N/A), Musiala (N/A)
Man of the match: Raheem Sterling (England)
England boss Gareth Southgate: “The players were immense, right the way through the team. The energy was incredible in the stadium. For those people, after such a difficult year at home, to have that enjoyment we’ve given them today was very special.” Southgate said after England beat Germany. “It didn’t need me to say it but when we got in the dressing room we were talking about Saturday already. Today’s been an immense performance but at a cost emotionally and physically, we need to make sure we recover well.”
Germany boss Joachim Low: “The quality is there but at the knockout stage every mistake can be fatal, decisive. What we lack is a little bit of experience in certain situations, and in all the matches we’ve played, we had certain spells when we weren’t effective or clinical enough.”