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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

England historic triumph over Germany, Ukraine down Sweden in ET

England makes history by Kick-out Germany, reached Quarters of Euro2020.

LONDON (AP) — As the Wembley Stadium announcer roared the final score — “England 2, Germany 0” — Gareth Southgate’s vision was momentarily diverted from his victorious players to the big screen.

Sterling, who scored the winners against Croatia and the Czech Republic in the group stage, steered in Luke Shaw's cross after 75 minutes to send England's fans, with more than 40,000 inside Wembley, into wild celebrations.

The win was secured with another moment of significance four minutes from time when captain Harry Kane, who had once again struggled to influence the game, headed in from substitute Jack Grealish's perfect delivery for his first goal of Euro 2020.

England defeated Germany in a competitive game at Wembley for the first time since the 1966 World Cup final, having been winless in their previous three such encounters.

They are only the second side in European Championship history not to concede in any of their first four games of an edition of the tournament, after Germany in 2016. 

The only previous time England did so at any major tournament (World Cup & Euros) was at the 1966 World Cup.

Sterling has now scored 15 goals in his last 20 appearances in all competitions for England, after going 27 games without finding the net prior to this run.

Kane has now scored 30 goals for England under Southgate; in the national side's history, only Lineker scored more while playing under a single manager (35 under Bobby Robson).

Kane equalled Wayne Rooney for goals scored at major tournaments for England (7), with only Lineker (10) and Alan Shearer (9) netting more across the World Cup & Euros for the Three Lions.

Muller has appeared in each of Germany's last 26 games at major tournaments; the joint-longest streak of any player for the national side, along with Mesut Ozil (26 between 2010 and 2018)..


Dovbyk's late scores in extra time, Ukraine beats Sweden at Euro 2020, reached Quarter Finals.

Ukraine eliminated previously unbeaten Sweden 2-1 on Tuesday with a goal in stoppage time at the end of extra time from a player who was left on the bench for the entire group stage. Substitute Artem Dovbyk stooped low to guide a header from Oleksandr Zinchenko’s cross past goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

Zinchenko gave Ukraine the lead in the 27th minute when he rifled in a low shot set up by a crafty pass from captain Andriy Yarmolenko.

Neither team had ever won a knockout game at a European Championship in a combined eight previous tournaments. 

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