England battled back from a goal down to beat Denmark after extra time on a truly memorable night at Wembley and reach a first major men’s tournament final since 1966.
Captain Harry Kane’s 105th minute goal, after Kasper Schmeichel had saved his penalty, secured the Three Lions a place in the Euro 2020 final against Italy on Sunday.
Mikkel Damsgaard had stunned England fans in the 60,000 crowd by putting the Danes ahead with a sumptuous free-kick – the first goal Gareth Southgate’s side had conceded at Euro 2020.
Denmark keeper Schmeichel denied Raheem Sterling from close range before England equalised when captain Simon Kjaer put past his own keeper trying to stop Sterling from connecting with Bukayo Saka’s low cross.
On a night of huge excitement and tension, Schmeichel then produced a full-stretch save to keep out Harry Maguire’s header and he also denied Kane and substitute Jack Grealish before Kane’s winner.
It is the first time England have reached the European Championship final.
Kane’s goal means the Tottenham forward has equalled Gary Lineker’s long-standing record of 10 goals for England at major tournaments.
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- 6MaguireBooked at 49mins
- 4RiceSubstituted forHendersonat 95′minutes
- 25SakaSubstituted forGrealishat 69′minutesSubstituted forTrippierat 105′minutes
- 19MountSubstituted forFodenat 95′minutes
- 6ChristensenSubstituted forAndersenat 79′minutes
- 3VestergaardSubstituted forWindat 105′minutes
- 17Stryger LarsenSubstituted forWassat 67′minutesBooked at 72mins
- 8DelaneySubstituted forJensenat 88′minutesSubstituted forat 105′minutes
- 12DolbergSubstituted forNørgaardat 67′minutes
- 14DamsgaardSubstituted forPoulsenat 67′minutes
- 11Skov Olsen
- 13M Jorgensen
Match ends, England 2, Denmark 1.
Second Half Extra Time ends, England 2, Denmark 1.
Corner, England. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.
Attempt saved. Raheem Sterling (England) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Kane.
Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Harry Maguire.
Hand ball by Harry Kane (England).
Corner, Denmark. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.
Attempt blocked. Martin Braithwaite (Denmark) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yussuf Poulsen.
John Stones (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Martin Braithwaite (Denmark).
Substitution, England. Kieran Trippier replaces Jack Grealish.
Mathias Jensen went off injured after Denmark had used all subs.
Second Half Extra Time begins England 2, Denmark 1.
First Half Extra Time ends, England 2, Denmark 1.
Harry Kane (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Christian Nørgaard (Denmark).
Substitution, Denmark. Jonas Wind replaces Jannik Vestergaard.
Goal! England 2, Denmark 1. Harry Kane (England) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.
Penalty saved! Harry Kane (England) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.
Penalty England. Raheem Sterling draws a foul in the penalty area.