England booked a place in the semi-finals for the third time in a row with a 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine. England was playing away from home for the first time at Euro 2020. Harry Kane gave England an early lead when he finished from a through ball by Raheem Sterling. they then closed the ball down throughout the second half and doubled their lead through Harry Maguire who headed home from a Luke Shaw set piece. Shaw once again turned provider, this time for Harry Kane who netted his second of the game. Jordan Henderson then applied the icing on the cake with a header from close range.
England: Pickford (7), Walker (5), Stones (7), Maguire (8), Shaw (9), Rice (7), Phillips (6), Mount (8), Sterling (9), Kane (9), Sancho (7)
Subs: Bellingham (6), Henderson (8), Rashford (6), Trippier (6), Calvert-Lewin (N/A).
Man of the match: Luke Shaw
England boss Gareth Southgate: “We didn’t want to take a backward step. We wanted to grasp this opportunity rather than just hope we might win or let fate have a chance to play its part. I thought the players were decisive and ruthless all night.” he said after England beat Ukraine. “It’s fabulous. I suppose it’s still sinking in that it’s another semi-final – three in three years. We want to go two steps further. I know what will be happening at home. It’s lovely to see everyone on a Saturday night, beer in hand. They should enjoy it. It’s been a long year for everyone. I’m chuffed the two performances have brought so much happiness to people.
Ukraine boss Andriy Shevchenko: “The English team is really strong, individually and as a team as well, they have a great coach and they reached the semi-finals, and I can see that this team can make it to the final.” he added. “We did not deny our principles, we had good parts of the game, but there are sometimes – set pieces, for example – today we didn’t work very well at them.”