Euro 2020: England beat Denmark 2-1 to make final

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Euro 2020: England Beat Denmark 2-1 To Make Final Euro 2020: England Beat Denmark 2-1 To Make Final
England's Harry Kane takes a penalty which is saved, but converted on the rebound to score their side's second goal of the game in extra-time
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Full-time: England makes the Euro 2020 final, defeating Denmark thanks to a controversial penalty in extra-time. Next up is Italy in the final at Wembley on Sunday.


2nd half of extra time: Denmark look tired but are pushing forward as England defends its half. Sterling and Kane lead the counter-attacks for England as they seek to seal the win.


Goal! 12 mins in extra time: England has a penalty after Sterling goes down in the box. VAR checks and the penalty stands. Harry Kane steps up to face Schmeichel who saves it intially but Kane follows through to score the rebound.

England's Harry Kane takes a penalty which is saved, but converted on the rebound to score their side's second goal of the game in extra-time

8 mins in extra time: Schmeichel continues to deny England producing several fine saves, including a one-handed parry to turn away Kane’s low angled effort.


Full-time: England 1 - Denmark 1

It's going to extra-time once again in Wembley.


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94 mins: Another Maguire attempt seen off by Schmeichel. England still pushing for a goal while the Danes look to be playing for extra-time.


90 mins: Six minutes added - the sides still level: England 1 - Denmark 1.

A free for England taken quickly, catching Denmark off-guard, but a scramble defence sees off the challenge.


72 mins: Yellow for Denmark's Daniel Wass for a tackle on substitute Jack Grealish.

Schmeichel back in action once again, this time tapping the ball over the woodwork to deny Kane the chance to put his side ahead.


65 mins: Momentum is with England, who are putting Denmark under ferocious pressure. Schmeichel is solid on the line, but the endless waves of attack are causing havoc for the Danish defence.


55 mins: Another brilliant save from Schmeichel gets Denmark out of trouble. A free for Kane puts England in a good position, with Maguire getting a head to the ball, only to be denied by the Leicester City keeper.

Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel makes a save against Harry Maguire. Photo: PA Images

49 mins: Harry Maguire picks up a yellow card for a challenge in the air against Denmark captain Kjaer.


The second-half is underway.


Half-time: England 1 - Denmark 1


Goal! England 1- Denmark 1: The homeside act quick to pull themselves back into the game in the 37th minute. Saka crosses to the oncoming Sterling, but the final touch comes off Denmark's Simon Kjaer, nonetheless putting the sides level.


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Goal! England 0 - Denmark 1: Damsgaard puts his country ahead, netting from a free.

Denmark's Mikkel Damsgaard celebrates scoring the first goal of the game. Photo: PA Images

25 mins: Denmark have settled into the game after England’s fast start. Mikkel Damsgaard curled wide as the visitors begin to threaten.


15 mins: Sterling continues his lively start but a weak shot rolled straight to Kasper Schmeichel.

Kane then collected Kyle Walker’s pass and his snapshot from 20 yards sailed over.


5 mins: England have started with intent, forcing Denmark to defend from the word go.

A pass off the wing from England captain Harry Kane spots a great run from Raheem Sterling, but is just beyond his touch. An early sigh of relief for Denmark.


England v Denmark is underway in Wembley!


England are preparing to face Denmark in front of a home crowd at Wembley Stadium in the second Euro 2020 semi-final.

The winner will take on Italy on Sunday after they defeated Spain on penalties in Tuesday evening's semi-final.

Denmark have named an unchanged side, while England manager Gareth Southgate has opted for Arsenal's Bukayo Saka ahead of Jadon Sancho.

Here's the two starting teams for tonight:

 

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