Good times never seemed so good as England’s lions roar into Euro 2020 final


Fans across the country have been celebrating England’s 2-1 win against Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final.

Some 60,000 fans watched the semi-final live at Wembley, with millions more cheering on from pubs and living rooms across the country.

Denmark’s Mikkel Damsgaard scored the game’s opening goal for Denmark with an excellent long-distance free-kick before England’s Raheem Sterling pressured an own goal minutes later.

“It was a top performance,” Sterling said. “We had to dig deep, it was the first time we had conceded in the tournament, we regrouped well and showed a great team spirit…”

The nerve-shredding game then went into nail biting extra time after the two sides drew 1-1 after 90 minutes.

In extra time Harry Kane’s penalty-kick sealed the deal and secured the Three Lions’ place in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy.  

The goal, Kane’s fourth so far at Euro 2020, puts him level with Gary Lineker for the most goals scored in England’s major tournament history.

“Unbelievable… what a game though, credit to Denmark,” Kane said. “We dug deep and we got there when it mattered. We reacted really well… we’re in a final at home, what a feeling.

“We know it’s going to be a very tough game against Italy we’ve had a great tournament so far. One more game to go at home and we can’t wait.”

Wembley broke out into a chorus of Neil Diamond’s anthem Sweet Caroline when the final whistle blew. Spectators including Prince William, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and David Beckham were in the stands joining in with the celebrations.

Gareth Southgate’s men will now take on Italy in the final at Wembley on Sunday at 6.30pm.


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