England beat Denmark 2-1 in extra time to reach to UEFA Euros Championship for the first time in its history.
Gareth Southgate’s team had conceded a goal for the first time in this year’s Euro. Denmark’s 21 year old Damsgaard scored a rocket of a free kick on the 30th minute of the game. But they couldn’t hold on to their lead for long.
An England attack starring Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane resulted a goal conceded by Denmark’s own captain Simon Kjaer with six minutes to play in the first half.
Half ended with a goal to each, but we didn’t see another goal in the rest of the regular allocated time. Referee had blown the whistle for extra time.
Harry Kane got a penalty in the extra time for a foul on Sterling. Denmark players hoarded the referee for the decision as the contact was minimal and normally not a situation a penalty should be awarded to, however, VAR reviewed the situation and agreed with the Dutch referee that it was a penalty.
Harry Kane who hardly ever misses a penalty was not able to convert it this time. Kasper Schmeichel dove the right way but he couldn’t get a hold of the ball and Kane scored on the rebound, giving England the lead.
England are in the final of a major tournament for the first time since they won the World Cup in 1966.