England captain Harry Kane scored the winner as England beat Denmark in the second semifinal of Euro 2020 at Wembley. He initially had his penalty saved by Danish keeper Kasper Schmeichel but converted the rebound in extra time. The manager Gareth Southgate overcame the demons of the 1996 semifinal defeat. England will now take on Italy in the Euro 2020 Final at Wembley.
Mikkel Damsgaard scored the first goal that England conceded as well as the first direct free-kick goal of the tournament. The English were helped by a fortunate deflection from Simon Kjaer in normal time. For Denmark, it is a valiant end to an incredible story at this tournament, and they deserve huge praise for what they have achieved after the shock of Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest in their first match.
England: Pickford (7), Walker (6), Stones (6), Maguire (8), Shaw (6), Rice (7), Phillips (8), Saka (8), Mount (6), Sterling (8), Kane (8).
Subs used: Grealish (7), Foden (6), Henderson (7), Trippier (7).
Denmark: Schmeichel (8), Christensen (7), Kjaer (7), Vestergaard (8), Larsen (6),Hojbjerg (8), Delaney (6), Maehle (5), Braithwaite (7), Damsgaad (8), Dolberg (6).
Subs used: Poulsen (6), Wass (5), Norgaard (5), Andersen (6), Jensen (5), Wind (N/A).
Man of the match: Harry Kane (England)
“When you have waited as long as we have to get through a semi-final the players – given the limited amount of international experience some of them have – have done an incredible job.” Gareth Southgate said after England beat Denmark. “The most pleasing thing is that we’ve given our fans and nation a fantastic night, and the journey carries on for another four days. For the team to come through this sort of a night, we suffered in Moscow on a night like this, we managed to put that right.”