Harry Kane’s extra-time goal earned England a spot in the finals of Euro 2020.

IT’S COMING HOME!! Yes, it’s really coming home and England are just a game away from creating history and finally being conquered. Gareth Southgate’s side has got the better of Denmark in the final minutes of the extra time. They are now through to the European Championship final and are aiming to win for the first time in 55 years. Thanks to Harry Kane’s goal from the penalty spot in extra time. The final stage is set and they will lock horns with Italy on Sunday at the very same venue.

England conceded their first goal of the tournament and the goal was simply a gem of a strike from the 21-year-old lad Mikkel Damsgaard. It was Man United’s left-back who fouled by pulling the shirt of Christensen and conceded a free-kick in a dangerous area. The Sampdoria’s forward gave his nation a lead with an absolute scorcher. Pickford got his fingertips and tries his level best to keep it out but was eventually deceived by the curl.

The Three Lions haven’t had the experience of coming back from behind in this tournament. And Southgate had a real task to deal with this. But they came back with an immediate response within 9 minutes of the play. It all started with Saka who had a beautiful run down the right flank.

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He delivered a dangerous ball into the middle of the 6-yard box. Sterling who was just behind Denmark’s center-back Simon Kjaer and went for the tap-in. But AC Milan’s defender accidentally puts the ball into his own net while trying to guide it away. Again all the credit goes to that accurate cross from Arsenal’s winger that helped England to equalise at the cusp of halftime.

England came back stronger in the second half but couldn’t able to break the shackles.

An entertaining end-to-end second half had plenty of actions. England was a much better team in terms of possession and the number of chances created. Denmark barely had anything much to do as they were struggling to get out from their own half. It was all their atrocious defending display and Schmeichel’s heroic in the 2nd half for Denmark. He came up with some really world-class saves to deny Maguire and Sterling in the 55th and 90+2nd minutes respectively.

The Danish defended with their hearts out and it was getting more and more difficult for England to break Denmark’s defence in the final quarter of the game. Grealish had the perfect crowning moment for England. But Vestergaard made the right interception at the right time and ensured Sterling that he doesn’t get enough pocket of space to shoot the ball and find the back of the net for the winner at 98′.

Just a few minutes later Sterling made the most of the VAR. Manchester City winger continued to drive into the box but was eventually brought down by Joakim Maehle inside the penalty area. It may go down as one of the controversial penalties in a major European tournament.

The Leicester City goalkeeper nearly saved the penalty as he went on the right way but Kane blasted off on the rebound and Wembley erupted in joy. England’s captain has the perfect opportunity to win the Golden boot this year who is just behind Patrick Schick and Cristiano Ronaldo with 5 goals on their name. But it was certainly a heartbreaking moment for the Danish as they were so close to qualifying for the finals. They will go home with their heads held high after showing few spirited shows in Euro 2020.

Author: Subham Nandi

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