England 2 Denmark 1 (AET) LIVE REACTION: Kane's extra time strike ends 55-year wait as Three Lions into Euro 2020 final

HARRY KANE has put England into the Euro 2020 final, ending a 55-year wait.

With the match against Denmark going to extra-time, the Tottenham forward MISSED after the Three Lions were given a penalty – but rifled in on the rebound to send Wembley wild.

It was a terrific occasion at the Home of Football, with Gareth Southgate's men now facing Italy in Sunday's final.

  • Final score: England 2-1 Denmark (aet)
  • Goalscorers: Kjaer OG 39', Kane 104'; Damsgaard 30'.

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  • Dylan Terry

    WILLS AT WEMBLEY

    Boris Johnson and Prince William roared alongside thousands of fans after England made it into a major tournament final for the first time in 55 years.

    The Prime Minister thew his hands in the air and hugged wife Carrie as Harry Kane's extra time winner hit the back of the net against Denmark.

    The Duke of Cambridge was also cheering on the Three Lions squad as they took one step closer to bringing it home.

    While England legends Paul Gascoigne and David Beckham were also among the stars at Wembley.

    Wills was snapped smiling with the President of Uefa Aleksander Ceferin ahead of the kick off.

    Boris donned an England shirt for the occasion, while Wills looked smart in a shirt and tie as his wife Kate Middleton self-isolates at home.

    The Duchess is isolating after a Covid contact as she attended Wimbledon.

  • Dylan Terry

    SCHMEIC-HELL

    Kasper Schmeichel saved Harry Kane's extra-time penalty – despite having a LASER pointed at his eye.

    England recovered from a goal down to force an additional 30 minutes following Mikkel Damsgaard's stunning first-half opener.

    Raheem Sterling put the pressure on Simon Kjaer from Bukayo Saka's cross, with the Denmark captain only able to bundle the ball into his own net moments before the break.

    And it was the lively Sterling who once again wreaked havoc in extra time as he won a penalty shortly before the end of the first 15-minute period.

    After a quick VAR check, England captain Kane stepped up to take the spot-kick.

    Kane saw his effort well saved by Leicester ace Schmeichel, before thumping home the rebound to send England to the final.

    But after the game, footage emerged which showed a green laser flickering across the Danish stopper's face, with a fan seemingly looking to distract him.

     

  • Dylan Terry

    BALLS UP

    England won the penalty for Harry Kane's crucial goal against Denmark with TWO BALLS on the pitch.

    Raheem Sterling came within inches of dribbling past the extra ball before bursting into the box and being fouled.

    Referee Danny Makkelie either missed the incident or decided the second ball was not interfering with play as the attack continued.

    But the Dutch official would have been within his right to halt play and bring the move back for a drop ball.

    And Danish boss Kasper Hjulmand revealed after the game that he was furious with the decision.

    He said: "We're very, very disappointed, and it's hard for me to talk about. Maybe it will easier for me to say how I feel in a few days.

    "We're just very disappointed that we were so close to the final.

    "We're disappointed it was decided that way… it was a penalty that shouldn't have been a penalty, and that annoys me right now. We're disappointed, we're very disappointed.

    "It's one thing to lose a game, that happens, but losing this way is just a disappointment, because these guys have fought a lot.

    It's bitter, I think we have to digest this before we can describe these feelings, but it's a bitter way to leave a tournament."

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    LASER PEN

    Kasper Schmeichel saved Harry Kane's extra-time penalty – despite having a LASER pointed at his eye.

    Footage emerged which showed a green laser flickering across the Danish stopper's face, with a fan seemingly looking to distract him.

    A steely-faced Schmeichel – who poked fun of England's lack of major tournament success on Tuesday – was able to focus on Kane and the ball.

    The Dane dived expertly to his left to keep out the England skipper's effort.

    Unfortunately for him, his parry fell right to the feet of the Tottenham star, who was able to blast the ball into the net to spark wild celebrations at Wembley.

  • supal

    FAMOUS FACES

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie SymondsCredit: Reuters
    Prince William at WembleyCredit: AP
    David Beckham and Paul Gascoigne
  • supal

    BALLS UP

    England won the penalty for Harry Kane's crucial goal against Denmark with TWO BALLS on the pitch.

    Raheem Sterling came within inches of dribbling past the extra ball before bursting into the box and being fouled.

    Referee Danny Makkelie either missed the incident or decided the second ball was not interfering with play as the attack continued.

    But the Dutch official would have been within his right to halt play and bring the move back for a drop ball.

    Sterling nonetheless worked his way towards goal and went down after challenges from Joakim Maehle and Mathias Jensen.

    Harry Kane took the spot-kick but had it saved by Kasper Schmeichel – only to slam home the rebound to send England through.

  • supal

    TRIBUTE

    Kalvin Phillips has been nothing short of sensational for England.

    He lost his grandmother earlier this year, but never forgot the influence she had on his career.

    Touching.

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  • supal

    TOUCH OF CLASS

    Jack Grealish was taken off after being brought on as a sub.

    It's one of the biggest humiliations a footballer can face, but one that the Aston Villa man has taken with class and dignity.

    He knows this is about the team, and what a bold call from Southgate, too, showing he has a mean streak in him.

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    ROY KEANE ON ITV

    "Courage. Character. Gareth Southgate deserves all the credit in the world, he's done a brilliant job. England deserved this."

     

  • supal

    THE SCENES

    The night has just begun for some fans.

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    Fans at Vinegar Yard in south LondonCredit: Rex
    Fans go wild in Trafalgar SquareCredit: AP
    Denmark fans distraught in AalborgCredit: Reuters
  • supal

    CAPTAIN HARRY KANE

    "It was a different type of win, it was the first time we went behind. We had to dig deep to get past a very good Denmark team. What an opportunity now, with the final at Wembley. The focus turns straight to Sunday now.

    "First time in our history that we've got through to the final. One of the proudest days of my career. But we haven't won it yet."

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  • supal

    ACROSS THE NATION

    This is what it meant. These the scenes at Boxpark in Croydon.

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  • supal

    MORE FROM SOUTHGATE

    "I haven't seen the penalty yet but Raheem was a thorn in their side all night and there were a few close calls in that regard.

    "We're in the final and we've got to enjoy that fact, but we've got one more massive hurdle.

    "Italy are a very good side. They're showing outstanding form and have defensive warriors at the back. It's a great game to look forward to.

    "Finals are to be won. We've got to regroup and prepare properly. Tonight has taken a lot physically and emotionally. We'll think about that on the way back to Burton."

  • George Moore

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    England take on Italy at Wembley on Sunday, but what do YOU predict the full-time score will be? Get it right and you could win a colossal £500 cash!

  • supal

    MAN OF THE MATCH

    The match winner – Harry Kane.

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    ENGLAND BOSS GARETH SOUTHGATE

    "I'm so proud of the players. Incredible occasion to be a part of. Fans were incredible all night. We knew it wouldn't be straight forward and we knew at some point we were going to have to show some resilience and we did that tonight.

    "Denmark are so underrated as a team. When you've waited as long as we have to get through a semi-final, the players, given the limited experience some of them have, have done an incredible job.

    "The most pleasing thing is we've given our fans and nation a great night and the journey carries on for another four days."

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  • supal

    GARY NEVILLE ON ITV

    "Denmark played a brilliant game and they faded a little bit towards the end.

    "Gareth Southgate and every one of his players were unbelievable. This crowd were mesmerising as well."

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  • Alex Terrell

    RAHEEM STERLING TOUCH MAP

    He scored, he won a penalty and he helped England through to the Euro 2020 final.

  • supal

    THE STAGE IS SET

    Sunday night, 8pm, Wembley Stadium…

    England vs Italy in the European Championship final.

    Clear your calendars.

  • supal

    RAHEEM STERLING

    "It was a top performance. We had to dig in deep, it's the first time we conceded in the tournament. We showed a good team spirit to come back into the game.

    "Once we get back into the dressing room, we've got to move on and focus on the weekend now. From tomorrow onwards, it's focus on Italy.

    "What football means to this country, you could see the energy and atmosphere tonight."

  • George Moore

    HAVE YOUR SAY

    Some stellar performances all over the pitch, but who do YOU think made the biggest impact for England?

  • supal

    A WORD ON DENMARK

    What a showing from them.

    After losing Eriksen in horror scenes and their opening two games, they have pushed England all the way here tonight.

    Their team are standing in front of their fans behind one goal at Wembley and applauding.

    Amazing effort from them.

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  • supal

    PARTY TIME

    Sweet Caroline rings round Wembley and the England players , even Ian Wright in the ITV studio is getting involved.

    Incredible scenes. Not seen anything like this before.

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  • Sam Dymond

    THE MATCH STATS

    You don't care. I don't care. But nevertheless, here they are: the stats at the end of 120 scintillating minutes of football.

  • Sam Dymond

    AET: ENGLAND 2-1 DENMARK

    ENGLAND ARE THROUGH TO THE FINAL OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP!

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