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UEFA EURO 2020 Semi-Final, England vs Denmark Highlights: England win 2-1 in Extra Time

UEFA EURO 2020 Semi-Finals, England vs Denmark Highlights: Mikkel Damsgaard gave Denmark a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute with a direct free kick goal. An own goal by Simon Kjaer in the 39th minute levelled the score at 1-1. A Harry Kane penalty goal gave England a 2-1 lead in Extra Time.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: July 8, 2021 7:37:04 am
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UEFA EURO 2020 Semi-Final, England vs Denmark Highlights: England beat Denmark 2-1 after Extra Time in the semi-final of Euro 2020 to book a place in Sunday’s final at Wembley against Italy.

Mikkel Damsgaard gave Denmark a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute with a direct free kick goal. An own goal by Simon Kjaer in the 39th minute levelled the score at 1-1. At the end of 90 minutes, the score was still locked at 1-1. Harry Kane scored from a penalty kick in the 14th minute of Extra Time.

England (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Phillips; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane

Denmark (3-4-3): Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Stryger Larsen, Delaney, Hojbjerg, Maehle; Braithwaite, Dolberg, Damsgaard

Live Blog

UEFA EURO 2020, England vs Denmark:

03:07 (IST)08 Jul 2021
Full Time: England win 2-1

The final whistle blows. It's England who go to the final. Their first European Championships final. Their first major final since 1966.

03:00 (IST)08 Jul 2021
115' - Brathwaite comes close

Sterling makes another mazy run in the 113th minute but Kane has to twist and turn to keep the ball in possession. Every minute England are keeping the ball, they are shutting Denmark out of the game. They spread the play now, stretching the tired Danish unit. Brathwaite shoots from outside the box which is wide off the post. That's the closest Denmark have come to goal in a while.

02:57 (IST)08 Jul 2021
112' - Denmark pile on pressure

Dubious penalty or not, England are going through to Sunday's final vs Italy at Wembley unless Denmark can pull a rabbit out of the hat in the last 10 minutes. They are hoisting long balls into the final third now, all hands on deck! England sit back and clear. Denmark, for all the pressure, cannot penetrate into the box.

Meanwhile, expect the reactions to come in to Sterling's biggest contribution of the night yet for a while yet.

02:52 (IST)08 Jul 2021
2nd Half Extra Time

Denmark, who have been content to sit back for most of the game, now need to find their attacking spunk, with 15 minutes to save this match. England bring on Trippier for Grealish, they are now prepared to slog every minute out.

02:43 (IST)08 Jul 2021
104' - Kane scores as England win a penalty, England 2-1 Denmark

Sterling dribbles into the box, Denmark defenders circle round him, Sterling falls. Referee points to the spot. VAR checks. 2 nations hold their breath. And it has been given. Kane has the ball in hand. He shoots. Schmeichel saves. Momentary hero. Kane gets to the rebound. And scores! England are 2-1 up.

It's Half-Time in Extra Time, with England 2-1 up. That penalty decision is being put to critical examination all around the world.

02:38 (IST)08 Jul 2021
100' - Schmeichel does not let England pass

Kasper Schmeichel has now made 14 saves at EURO 2020 and six of them have come tonight against England. He has come up with one of the best performances of the tournament. But England keep testing him! Grealish tries his luck from afar, Schmeichel blocks again. Sterling shoots wide.

02:34 (IST)08 Jul 2021
96' - Kane with best chance of Extra Time so far

Extra Time begins. In the 94th minute, Harry Kane gets a chance, but Schmeichel throws out a big palm, as the British commentators' voice break in the comm box. England, who have made just 1 change so far, bring on Foden and Henderson.

02:24 (IST)08 Jul 2021
End of 90 minutes: England 1-1 Denmark

England with the chances still! But still denied by the big red giants protecting the Danish goal. Phillips gets another long ranger away, but it is woefully over the bar. Kane earns a free kick near the box from the right with 2 minutes left. Mount delivers, Maguire heads, and Schmeichel saves, comfortably, again. Last minute now! England keep punching the balls in, Denmark keep putting their bodies on the line. Full time whistle! Into extra time we go!

02:17 (IST)08 Jul 2021
6 minutes added time

If you have sleep on your eyes, prepare to shed them now. This one is going to be a long one. Even with the 90th minute upon us, neither team seem to be ready to throw everything forward, both teams too afraid to throw it away at this point. Shaw drives into the box from the left in the 90th minute. 6 minutes to change the scoreline, still locked at 1-1.

02:11 (IST)08 Jul 2021
85' - England have lion's share of chances

Andreas Christensen is forced off injured and replaced by Joachim Andersen.Grealish, Mount, Kane combine to create a chance for Phillips, whose shot is wide off goal. Into the last 10 minutes of regulation time we go! A Stones header off a Luke Shaw free kick also goes wide off goal. Denmark get a rare attack going in the 84th minute but it ends feebly, with a cross from Delaney that goes across the box without making contact.

02:02 (IST)08 Jul 2021
76' - England Mount wave of attacks

Mount gives Schmeichel more nervous moments with a cross-cum-shot which the keeper has to tip over. Sterling gets a shot away which is blocked. Big moment! In the 75th minute, Kane goes down in the box under a challenge but the referee gives a free kick the other way. It's England on the charge again with the last quarter of an hour of regulation time here.

01:56 (IST)08 Jul 2021
70' - Grealish, Poulsen enter fray, Saka and Dolberg, Damsgaard exit

Mount tests Schmeichel again, the Danish keeper being equal to everything thrown at him by the English so far. Damsgaard, the goalscorer is replaced Danish super sub Yussuf Poulsen in the 66th minute. One of 3 changes made by Denmark, who are shoring up their midfield, maybe in anticipation of a long day. England bring on Grealish for Saka. 

01:49 (IST)08 Jul 2021
63' - Midfield battle

Dolberg tries his luck from far, but his shot whizzes into Pickford's gloves. Shaw whips in a ball that flies in across the Danish goal at the other end. Nervy moments for Denmark as Maguire is in action in the box again. An hour played, and Italy still don't know who they'll face on Sunday. A few uncompromising tackles in the midfield, referee lets play go on.

01:42 (IST)08 Jul 2021
55' - Pickford, Schmeichel make diving saves

Dolberg! Long range shot, the first real chance of the 2nd half. Pickford makes a low diving save to his right. Denmark begin dominating, before Kane and Sterling break free to win a free kick. Maguire attacks the free kick floated in and heads it but Schmeichel saves again! Another brilliant save from the Dane.

01:34 (IST)08 Jul 2021
Attritional start to 2nd half

The 2nd half begins like the first, with a hopeful English long ball, before the two midfields take turns to cancel each other out. Saka earns a free kick with the first real attack of the half.

01:16 (IST)08 Jul 2021
Half Time: England 1-1 Denmark

England have again taken the game by the scruff as the first half ends. Not a second added on.

The Kjaer own goal/Sterling goal that drew it level:

01:10 (IST)08 Jul 2021
39' - Own goal, England 1-1 Denmark

England ramp up the intensity woken up from their slumber by that piece of magic from Damsgaard. Southgate wears the look of a parent standing at the gate of their child's first day at school. Denmark pile forward in a counter-attack as England are stretched again in the 37th minute. What a chance for England! Kane creates, Sterling shoots. Schmeichel, with 0 reaction time, makes the block. But a few seconds later, it's Sterling who turns it in goal as Kane creates another chance.  Kjaer tried to prevent Raheem Sterling from scoring but pushed it into his own net. 

01:01 (IST)08 Jul 2021
30' - Goal! Damsgard gets Denmark 1-0 up

Goal! Direct free kick! Damsgard scores! Denmark are 1-0 up. England have conceded for the first time in EURO 2020.

00:56 (IST)08 Jul 2021
26' - Pickford's all-time England record

Denmark have clawed their way back into the game after being outplayed in the first few minutes. Damsgard gets a shot away in the 25th minute, with the Danes controlling possession at the halfway point of the 1st half. Meanwhile, Jordan Pickford has set a new record for an England goalkeeper for most minutes without conceding, overtaking Gordon Banks' 720 minutes set between May/July 1966. 

00:48 (IST)08 Jul 2021
18' - Denmark test Pickford

England continue looking dangerous from the flanks. Mount makes his way through to the box with a run from the right. Sterling gets a shot on target in the 13th minute, but the shot lacks punch, and Schmeichel collects. Kane tries his luck from range as he finds some space but he shoots way over. Kane has 2 PL hat-tricks against Schmeichel. But then Denmark have a chance as England make a mistake. Pickford threw the ball to a Danish foot but the resulting shot was wide.

England vs Denmark Euro 2020 semi-final match will start at 12:30 AM IST. It will be played at the Wembley Stadium, London.

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