England reach first major final since 1966 after tense victory of Euro 2020 semi-final over Denmark thanks to Harry Kane winner
Wembley Stadium, London (9breaking) England reached its first major men’s tournament final since winning the World Cup in 1966 after beating Denmark 2-1 at Euro 2020 in a poignant encounter on Wednesday at Wembley Stadium.
Gareth Southgate’s team had to come from behind to win and when the game went into extra time, a controversial penalty decided the game.
Raheem Sterling went down in the penalty area under pressure from a melee of Danish players and after referee Danny Makkelie awarded the penalty, the decision was confirmed by VAR.
Harry Kane’s penalty was saved by Kasper Schmeichel, but the England striker shot from the rebound to score.
Simon Kjaer’s own goal had negated Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning free kick in the first half in a match in which Denmark put in another brave performance typical of their time at Euro 2020 following Christian Eriksen’s collapse in the team’s opening game .
England now face Italy in the final after the Azzurri defeated Spain on penalties on Tuesday.
While the Italian side looked imperious during Euro 2020, England are hoping the home support at Wembley can inspire it to a historic victory on Sunday.