The three Lions have finally broken their 55 year old curse of not playing in a major international finals as they defeated Denmark by 2 goals to 1. Harry Kane scored an added time winner after missing his initial penalty and scored on the rebound and Denmark could not manage an equalizer.
Damsgaard gave the Danes a lead in the first half from a free kick which was scored expertly but the home side responded from an own goal from Simon Kjaer.
FULL TIME– The Dutch referee has blown the full time while and it is England who will take on Italy in the final of EURO 2020 on Sunday.
Minute 120′- It’s kitchen sink time for the Danes as they bring everyone forward but Shaw wins the ball off Poulsen and the its almost over at WEMBLEY.
Minute 118′- Raheem Sterling has a chance of sealing it but misses his chance as Kasper gets down low yet again to keep out England.
Minute 116′- Kieran Trippier keeps possession of the ball helping England run down the clock. The ole’s are out in the crowd.
Minute 113′- Harry Kane leads a counter attack for England but Schmeichel reads the danger and is out of his line. Kane handles the ball and Denmark have a free kick deep inside their half.
Minute 111′- Pickford once again at fault with his goal kick and The Danes receive a free kick in the final attacking third.
Minute 108′- Joachim Andersen looking for Martin Braithwaite’s run down the right but puts too much juice on it and England have a goal kick.
MINUTE 106′- England see it out for the first period of extra time.
Minute 104′- HARRY KANE SCORES …. ENGLAND 2-1 DENMARK. Harry Kane fluffed his kine sin the first attempt as Kasper got down low and saved the initial effort. The rebound is in from kane and it’s 2-1 for the hosts.
Minute 103′- VAR CONFIRMS THE PENALTY. Harry Kane steps up to take the penalty.
Minute 102′- PENALTY- Raheem Sterling wriggles his way into the penalty box driving past 2 and ultimately ending up on the ground. The referee has pointed to the spot.
Minute 97′- England move it around the penalty box as Jack Grealish and Shaw link up well on the left hand side only for Sterling to blast his effort way high into the night sky at Wembley.
96′- SUBSTITUTION- HENDERSON AND FODEN ON, DECLAN RICE AND MOUNT OFF
94′- SAVE- HARRY KANE SHOOTS INTO THR FAR CORNER. Kasper Schmeichel gets down low and stops it from going into the far corner. England getting closer to taking the lead now.
90+3′- England looking to wrap this up within the 6 minutes of added time as Raheem Sterling runs kn the right flank to pass it in the centre for Grealish. But Kane receives the ball and isn’t able to shoot first time.
SIX -6 MINUTES OF ADDED TIME AT THE END OF 90
Minute 87′- The Danes get a corner after Poulsen drives into the box and the ball deflects off Maguire for a corner. The resultant corner doesn’t lead to anything for them as Makkelie blows for a England free kick.
Minute 84′- Jack Grealish brings it forward for the Three Lions and releases Sterling on the right who passes it infield for Grealish but the forward doesn’t get his final pass right and the Danes clear it away.
Minute 81′- Mason Mount gets a knock from Delaney and earns England a free kick in an attacking position. Luke Shaw delivers a cross which is headed wide by John Stones.
Minute 78′ – SUBSTITUTION – CHRISTENSEN OFF, ANDERSEN ON
Minute 76′- England play out from the back and keep possession as Denmark look to bring it forward to attack.
Minute 73′- Harry Kane goes down inside the penalty box but the referee isn’t impressed and blows for a free kick for Denmark for an earlier challenge. VAR had a look and did not intervene.
Minute 71′- Grealish makes an instant impact drawing a foul from Daniel Wass.
Minute 69′- SUBSTITUTION JACK GREALISH ON, SAKA OFF
Triple change for Denmark.
England fans will be pleased with this one.
Goalscorer Mikkel Damsgaard makes way for Yussuf Poulsen.
Daniel Wass replaces Jens Styger Larsen and Christian Norgaard is on for Kasper Dolberg.
Minute 60′- Andreas Christensen hits the deck as Yussuf Poulsen gets readied.
Minute 57′- Saka and Kane link up well but fail to get past the Danish defenders who are wary of their threat in attack.
Minute 55′- SAVE – KASPER SCHMEICHEL – The keeper pulls off a great save as Harry Maguire gets his head on this delivery and almost sends it into the back of the net.
Minute 54′- Harry Kane earns a free kick once again in a similar region to Saka’s one.
Minute 52′- Simon Kjaer is up and running after receiving treatment on his neck following the challenge.
Minute 50′- Yellow Card for Harry Maguire- The Manchester United defender earns himself a yellow card, for using his elbow on Kjaer from Mount’s free kick in the box.
Minute 48′- Saka earns England a free kick in a dangerous position towards the right flank. Verstergaard the culprit who gives it away.
Minute 46′- England gets us off and running in the second half of the match.
Minute 45′- The referee calls the game to a halt after 45 minutes and does not add on any more time after 45 minutes. The first 45 minutes of have flown by here at Wembley. It stands at 1-1 at the end of half-time.
Minute 43′- England are on the front foot after having scored the equalizer, and are looking for another goal to take the game by the scruff of its neck at the moment.
Minute 39′- GOAL!!!!GOAL GOAL GOAL!!! Sterling scores. Sorry, it’s yet another own goal in EURO 2020 this time from Kjaer, who slides in to take the ball away from Sterling but it’s in the back of the net off his own foot.
Harry Kane found Saka on the left hand side and the winger took it in his stride leaving the Danish defenders and passes it into the penalty area for Sterling.
Minute 34′- Pickford’s nervy moments on the ball continues as he gives the ball away to Damsgaard.
Minute 31′- GOAL!!!!GOAL GOAL GOAL!!!. DAMSGAARD GIVES DENMARK THE LEAD FROM A FREE KICK. The youngster gives the lead from a stunning free kick as the ball settles into the top corner beyond the reach of Pickford in goal.
The first goal from a free kick in EURO 2020.
Minute 29′- Denmark receive a free kick once again, this time closer to the goal as Luke Shaw pulls down Christensen in looking to clear the ball from the previous free kick.
Minute 27′- Mason Mount cynically brings down Kasper Dolberg as the forward looks to bring his team forward from midfield.
Minute 20′- England look flustered and cannot keep hold of the ball as Luke Shaw looks to take England on the front foot by running at the Danish defence.
Minute 17′- Denmark are getting into the match as Declan Rice brings down Hojberg in the middle of the park.
Minute 14′- Pickford almost gives Denmark the lead, the keeper gives the ball away to Denmark almost right outside his penalty box. It results in a corner for Denmark and England are able to clear it out.
Minute 12′- Denmark almost prize out a counter but Phillips is there in midfield to stop the attack and lays it on for Sterling whose shot is a weak one and nestles into the hands of Schmeichel.
Minute 10′- England work the move expertly skipping past challenges as Mason Mount drives inside with the ball, but it’s out for a corner.
Minute 8′- Kyle Walker saves England once again and tracks back Kasper Dolberg as Pickford picks up the ball comfortably in his arms.
Minute 5′- A half chance for England as Harry Kane swings the ball in for Sterling to chase inside the penalty area, but the Man City man fails to keep up to it.
Minute 2′- The game is off to a a ragged start as we see tackles flooding inside the first couple of minutes of the match.
Minute 1′- Denmark get things started at the Wembley stadium in the second semi final of the European championship.