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Fans Want Gareth Southgate To Be Knighted After Taking England To First Final Since 1966

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Fans Want Gareth Southgate To Be Knighted After Taking England To First Final Since 1966

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Fans are calling for Gareth Southgate to receive a knighthood after securing a place in England's first major final in 55 years.

The Three Lions beat Denmark 2-1 on Wednesday night (7 July) as captain Harry Kane scored the winning goal in extra time.

Back when England reached the World Cup Final in 1966, they were managed by Sir Alf Ramsey and many are suggesting on Twitter that Southgate deserves the same honour.

One fan tweeted: "Gareth Southgate should be picked up by helicopter at Wembley, flown to Windsor Castle and be knighted by The Queen on the spot."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

A second said: "Surely, @GarethSouthgate should be knighted? He's everything good about English football? I know we haven't won it (yet) but we've achieved more under his management than we have in 55 years. And I am proud of him. He's subtle but sure. Admirable in any man."

A third added: "Can we actually say it's coming home now? Also if Gareth Southgate isn't knighted after this, we riot."

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Credit: PA

London Underground also took to their Twitter page to showcase their morning billboard titled 'Sir Gareth Southgate'.

The last time England got to major final they indeed won. Prior to this game, however, they have been knocked out of their last three semi-finals.

In terms of Denmark, there was another story to the Semi-Final Tale. The Danes gave England a tough match and were the first to score with a sublime free kick from 20-year-old Mikkel Damsgaard.

After Denmark's fast start to the game, their luck ran out and England began to gain momentum.

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Credit: PA

Raheem Sterling came close to an equaliser when his short-range shot went straight to the Dane's and Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel.

It wasn't long after where Arsenal's Bakayo Saka squared it to Sterling inside the box with the cross taking a deflection from the Denmark Captain Simon Kjær, in which the ball ended up in his own net.

As the game continued England had the Danes pinned in their own half. Sterling was again in the middle of the action as he won a questionable penalty in the first half of added time.

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Credit: PA

Although there was limited contact and after a swift VAR check, the decision was given.

Harry Kane took the penalty which was saved by Schmeichel but dispatched in by the rebound.

England will go on to play Italy on Sunday in the Euro 2020 Final. Kick off is at 8pm.

Words: Anish Vij

Topics: England, Gareth Southgate, Euros

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