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England Are Through To The Final Of Euro 2020 After Beating Denmark 2-1

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England Are Through To The Final Of Euro 2020 After Beating Denmark 2-1

England have beaten Denmark to go through to the Euro 2020 final.

Gareth Southgate's boys proved too much for the Danes and will now play Italy in the country's first major final since the World Cup in 1966.

The game was incredibly close, with Denmark going 1-0 up mid-way through the first half.

A slick move from England, with a pass from Harry Kane to Bukayo Saka, who then squared it across the six-yard box, led to the Danish captain putting the ball into his own net to bring the sides level before half-time.

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The second half was equally close, with England having the better of the chances.

However, the game went to extra-time, with Kane sweeping the ball pas Kasper Schmeichel after he saved the penalty, making it 2-1 to England.

And the Three Lions held on for the monumental win.

England beat Denmark in the semi-final of Euro 2020. Credit: PA
England beat Denmark in the semi-final of Euro 2020. Credit: PA
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Following the match, Raheem Sterling said the side showed great character to come back from going a goal down and win the game.

England had previously defeated Germany 2-0 in the round of the last 16 and then Ukraine a comprehensive 4-0 in the quarter-final to make it through to tonight's match.

They will now go on to play the Azzurri at Wembley on Sunday (11 July) in what will almost certainly be a tense affair.

Speaking ahead of tonight's match, manager Southgate said it was his team's chance to go out and make some history for themselves.

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He said: "Wembley has a fantastic history but a lot of those memories would be from the old stadium.

"I don't expect Denmark to come being fearful of Wembley. They've got experienced players and they'll enjoy playing there but we've got to make the game one that they don't enjoy.

Gareth Southgate's side will now play Italy in the final at Wembley. Credit: PA
Gareth Southgate's side will now play Italy in the final at Wembley. Credit: PA

"The history of the stadium relies on those iconic moments. There have been less of those headline events at the new Wembley, whereas this tournament is one of those moments where we've had the chance to have some very high-profile games already and achieve some big moments.

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"There's some sort of pictures on the wall as you drive into the dressing rooms of iconic England moments but some of them aren't even from finals. [David] Beckham's free-kick against Greece was a qualifier.

"Our players over the last two tournaments, they've been able to create some really special memories, especially for youngsters. Bless them, they think it's like this all the time with England."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Ukraine, Euro 2020, Final, England, Germany, Wembley, Denmark

Dominic Smithers
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