Skipper Kane pokes home winner in extra time to fire Three Lions into final with Italy
England’s bid to reach their first men’s Euros final and first major tournament final since the World Cup in 1966 was achieved after a night of high drama and tension at Wembley.
Gareth Southgate’s men will play Italy in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final at Wembley after fighting back from a goal down to rock Denmark 2-1 with skipper Harry Kane slotting in a dramatic extra-time winner on the rebound after his penalty was saved.
The Danes, who won the Euros in 1992, ran out of steam and were sunk when Kane found the net on 104 minutes after Kasper Schmeichel had blocked his spot kick.
The penalty was awarded for a foul on Raheem Sterling who said: “I thought it was a definite penalty. I went into the box and he stuck his right leg out, and it touched my leg so it was a clear penalty.
“ It was a top performance, we had to dig deep after conceding for the first time. It’s a step in the right direction. We will celebrate and then focus on Italy.”
England fell behind when Mikkel Damsgaard curled in a brilliant 25-yard free kick, but they levelled thanks to a Simon Kjaer own goal.
After Sterling was fouled in the box in extra time, Kane converted the rebound after the Leicester City stopper made a save. The stage is now set for a classic final on Sunday with Italy unbeaten in 33 games.