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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Kane scores in ET as England beat Denmark. face Italy in Euro 2020 final

Kane heroic winning goal as England beat Denmark 2-1 to, face Italy in Euro2020 final.

LONDON (AP) —  England is just Inch closer to title match awaits for the first time in 55 years, to reach a major men's final is over at last after victory against Denmark at Euro 2020, on a night of nerve-shredding tension then unconfined joy at Wembley. 

Harry Kane converted the rebound after his initial penalty was saved in the 104th minute to give England a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Denmark in extra time in the European Championship semifinals on Wednesday at Wembley Stadium. 

England will return to its national soccer stadium on Sunday to play Italy and will be competing in its first final since the 1966 World Cup. That remains England’s only international title.

 After the final whistle, Kane led the jubilant England fans in a crowd of more than 60,000 — the biggest gathering for a sporting event in Britain since the coronavirus outbreak nearly 16 months ago

Southgate's England goin' to change 55 years English Football history against Italy in Euro2020 Final, Best Stats.

1  -  Jordan Pickford set a new record for an England goalkeeper for most minutes without conceding - 725 - overtaking Gordon Banks' 720 minutes set between May/July 1966.

2  -  England won a European Championship knockout game after going behind for the first time, while it's the first time they have done so in a major tournament since a 3-2 win over Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup quarter-final.

3  -  Seventh game at Euro 2020 to go to extra time, with the 1990 and 2014 World Cups the only major tournaments to see more matches go to the extended period (eight each).

4  -   Mikkel Damsgaard's opening goal for Denmark was the first direct free-kick goal of Euro 2020 with what was the 37th direct free-kick shot.

5  -  Jack Grealish became the third England player to be both subbed on and subbed off in a match at a major tournament, after Jamie Redknapp (v Scotland in Euro 1996) and Aaron Lennon (v Portugal in the 2006 World Cup).

6  -  At 19 years and 305 days, Bukayo Saka became the youngest Englishman to start a match at the semi-final stage or later of a major tournament.

7  -  Two of those semifinals losses — in 1990 World Cup and Euro Cup 1996 — were decided via a penalty shootout.

The teams will meet Sunday night at Wembley Stadium in London where England will be going for its first major title since winning the 1966 World Cup on their home field. The Italians are unbeaten in 33 games.......

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