ENGLAND 2-1 DENMARK: Highlights, Goals and Latest Result
|England vs Denmark to play Italy in final on July 11|
England take on Denmark in the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final in London on Wednesday 7 July at 21:00 CET.
FULL TIME ENGLAND 2-1 DENMARK
HARRY KANE has put England on the brink of their first major final since 1966.
England have booked their place in the final against Italy at Wembley on Sunday.
England have reached the final of a major football tournament for the second time in their history! They will face Italy on Sunday for the right to call themselves European champions for the first time! Kane’s winning goal was scruffy, from a dodgy penalty, but England don’t care!
ENGLAND 2-1 DENMARK
120+1. How on earth is Sterling still going? He's run all night, and one last burst takes him past Anderson and in on goal.
Half-time in extra-time: England 2-1 Denmark
It was a soft penalty award and a feeble spotkick by Kane, but fortune favoured England and their striker slotted in the rebound. They have been the dominant side in extra-time, though. And now they may be just 15 minutes from the European Championship finals...
|Kane with Penalty!|
ENGLAND 2-1 DENMARK
105. Denmark make an immediate swap with Jonas Wind on for Jannik Vestergaard.
There will be three minutes added on, 20 percent of the extra-time period and the complexion of the game will now change.
104. England lead in extra-time!
Sterling is brought down in the box and the referee points to the spot. Kane steps up and has hit penalty saved but smashes home the rebound. England 2-1 Denmark.
Kane sidefoots the penalty to the keeper’s left ... Schmeichel goes that way and saves it! But luck is on Kane’s side and the rebound falls to him. He taps it into the net from six yards!
|Harry Kane of England (obscured) celebrates with team mates after scoring their side’s second goal. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images|
Full-time: England 1-1 Denmark. Extra-time to follow ...
Denmark were almost clinging on towards the end of normal time; they’re very obviously tired, almost there for the taking. Can England seize their chance in extra-time?
90 min: There will be at least six minutes of time added on
Kane goes down, no PENALTY!
Kane goes down in the box under a challenge by Norgaard ... who doesn’t get the ball. The ref awards a freekick to Denmark ... but there’s a VAR check to see whether there should be a penalty. As per the rest of the tournament, however, the check doesn’t last long. No penalty. That really could have gone either way.
ENGLAND 1-1 DENMARK - 74 min: Mount floats a cross in from the right ... and Schmeichel has to backpedal quickly to palm it over the bar!
|Harry Kane is tackled by Niklas Sule in the area but no penalty is given. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian|
Minute 70 and 80: Substitution time
Denmark substitution: Andersen on, Christensen off.
Denmark make three changes as Yussuf Poulsen, Daniel Wass and Christian Norgaard come on, while Jack Grealish comes on to a huge ovation from the Wembley crowd.
England piling on the pressure - 65 min
Denmark seem unable to get out of their own half as England pin them onto their edge of their penalty area. Mason Mount tries a place an effort into the corner, but Schmeichel is alert and catches easily.
Schmeichel saves! Minute 55
Maehle fouls Kane and from the resulting freekick Maguire gets up to head towards goal, but Schmeichel gets across and makes a brilliant fingertip save to push the ball onto the post.
Half-time: England 1-1 Denmark
It’s perfectly poised. England started vibrantly but Denmark withstood that and then began to show their strength and savviness, and England suddenly began to look a little flimsy. Damsgaard opened the scoring with a fine freekick, for which Pickford looked sluggish. The Danes then bungled a counter-attack from which they should have made it 2-0. And then England re-asserted themselves; Schmeichel thwarted Sterling before Kane, Saka and Sterling combined to force Kjaer to slide the ball into his own goal.
39 min GOAL! England 1-1 Denmark (Kjær OG)
Moments after being denied by a fabulous save from Schmeichel, Sterling and Kjær bundle home for England!
|Denmark’s Simon Kjaer scores an own goal. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Reuters|
The goal came from a mini-storm from England. Denmark had just survived a major scare thanks to Schmeichel’s save, but then Kane picked up the ball about 30 yards out and slipped a canny pass through to Saka, who fizzed the ball across the face of goal. Sterling and Kjaer both tried to get a decisive touch ... Kjaer actually got to it first but not in the way he would have wanted, diverting it into his own goal under pressure from the Englander.
35 min: Kane chopped down by Delaney, giving England a freekick in a very similar position to the one from which Denmark scored. So who is England’s Damsgaard?
30 min GOAL for DENMARK
England 0-1 Denmark (Damgaard)
What a strike! Damsgaard takes a shot run-up and then smashes a curling, dipping freekick over the wall and into the net from 25 yards! Pickford, seemingly taken slightly by surprise, couldn’t reach it!
That, of course, is the first goal that England have conceded in this tournament; the first big snag in Gareth Southgate’s masterplan. The question now is: how will England react?
|Mikkel Damsgaard celebrates his goal. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian|
KICK OFF AT WEMBLEY: ENGLAND 0-0 DENMARK
Sterling gets one-on-one with Christiansen and cuts inside before firing straight at Schmeichel. While Harry Kane fires a shot from the edge of the area well over the bar. At the other end, mistakes in the England backline give Braithwaite the chance to strike on goal.
England look to be inspired by the crowd and a cross to the back post is just out of Raheem Sterling's reach. It's been aa lightening start from Southgate's men.
England 0 - 0 Denmark: Preview
England have shown they are capable of shouldering the rising expectations. The Three Lions will be brimming with confidence as they return to Wembley off the back of their biggest victory at EURO finals – the 4-0 success against Ukraine was their first four-goal haul in the knockout stages of any major tournament since the 1966 FIFA World Cup final. Gareth Southgate's side are also the first team to keep five consecutive clean sheets at the start of a EURO finals campaign, so it is clear England are in good shape at both ends of the pitch.
A Denmark side, powered by resilience and recovery, stand in the way of a first major final since the 1966 World Cup. The Danes have reached the semi-finals on a wave of emotion, having seen midfield star Christian Eriksen collapse after suffering a cardiac arrest during their tournament opener against Finland in Copenhagen.
Denmark put a spanner in the works as recently as last year and are similarly resilient at the back – Christian Eriksen's penalty at Wembley was the sole goal between these sides in their two UEFA Nations League meetings in 2020. Kasper Hjulmand's men have found their scoring boots at the right time too, with their 11 goals at the finals – ten in the last three matches – eclipsing both of their semi-final teams from 1984 and 1992. Having seen off Wales and the Czech Republic in the knockout phase, the dark horses are no longer lurking in the shadows.
England manager Gareth Southgate won't be switching back to the three-man central defender set-up (3-4-3) against Denmark. He used it in the Round of 16 to match the Germans' 3-4-3 formation and it worked.
The 3-4-3 could have suited England from a defensive standpoint against Denmark: It would have helped match up with the Danes' dynamic three-man forward line, while also potentially neutralizing the impact of Danish left wingback Joakim Maehle, who’s been influential for his team.
England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane
Denmark: Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjær, Vestergaard; Stryger, Højbjerg, Delaney, Mæhle; Braithwaite, Dolberg, Damsgaard
|England take on Denmark for a place in the Euro 2020 final|
England vs Denmark: TV Channels, Live stream
- Date: Wed, July 7
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN
- Stream: fuboTV , ESPN+, TUDN.tv
ESPN will broadcast the England-Denmark semifinal in the USA, with Spanish-language coverage provided by Univision and TUDN.
Both those networks can be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).
TV channel: The match will be televised on ITV for free.
Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the ITV Hub.
England vs Denmark: Update Team News
Gareth Southgate has resisted the temptation to return to a back three and made just one change to the side that started the win over Ukraine as Bukayo Saka comes back in in place of Jadon Sancho.
Denmark were again unchanged as they beat Czech Republic and have stuck with the same starting lineup again tonight.
England vs Denmark: Prediction
Two teams with huge momentum, it will be about which team manages the occasion better. England have the experience and will have the home crowd behind them.
On paper, Gareth Southgate’s side are the more talented, but the Danes have showed time and again they have the ability to beat the best.
I’m backing an enthralling game decided by fine margins.
England to reach the final. 2-1.
England vs Denmark: Latest Odds
In all the jubilation surrounding England’s return to Wembley Stadium for the semifinal and a potential final, Denmark has receded into the background after being the big story at the Euros for several weeks. But the Danes pose a problematic matchup for England.
Denmark is dynamic and they can get down the field quickly in transition, regularly pushing numbers into the attack. And defensively, this Danish team won’t be the pushover that Ukraine was on set pieces. In fact, excluding the shock loss to Finland under trying circumstances and Russia's penalty-kick conversion, the Danes have only conceded after three moments of world-class brilliance from Patrik Shick (Czech Republic) and Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium).
England is talented and deep, but it will face some adversity during this semifinal and it will be interesting to see how it responds under the weight of the pressure and expectations. Denmark, meanwhile, has nothing to lose and will play loose in the role of spoiler, similar to that 1992 title-winning side.
For that reason, the both-teams-to-score prop stands out with a price reflective of the fact that England has yet to concede at Euro 2021. Both teams should be goal dangerous in this one.
Also, the contrarian play is definitely in the mix here and the Denmark double chance (draw or win) is particularly compelling.
Prediction: England 1, Denmark 2
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
- England to win (90 mins): -141
- England to advance: -286
- Draw (90 mins): +250
- Denmark to win (90 mins): +480
- Denmark to advance: +230
- Denmark double chance: +118
- Denmark +0.75 Asian Handicap: -113
- Denmark to win and both teams to score: +1050
- England -0.75 Asian Handicap: -107
- Both teams to score: +118
Head to head (h2h) history and results
England wins: 12
Denmark wins: 4
Betting odds and tips
England to reach final: 1/3
Denmark to reach final: 9/4
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