England are bound for Berlin!

By Razeen Gutta

The Three Lions came back from behind to beat the Netherlands in the semi-final of Euro 2024 in Dortmund on Wednesday.

It was a record breaking night for Gareth Southgate’s men, as Ollie Watkins’ last minute winner sent them into back-to-back European Championship finals.

The Dutch had a delightful start as Xavi Simons netted from range inside just seven minutes. But England were quick to turn things around, upping their tempo for the remainder of the first quarter.

Captain Harry Kane stepped up under pressure from the penalty spot to level matters after a controversial foul on him by Denzel Dumfries.

The skipper scored his sixth goal in the knockout stages of the Euros, more than any player in the competition’s history.

Kane’s equaliser was also his ninth in the knockout stages of major international tournaments, more than any other European player.

The game looked set for extra time as both sides became technical, showing limited attacking intent.

Southgate’s substitutions would prove masterful, though, and a 90th minute winner would send the white half of the Signal Iduna Park, and England fans everywhere, into ecstacy.

Cole Palmer arrived to set up fellow super sub Watkins for a fine strike to book their nation a spot in the ultimate game.

The Three Lions’ progression sees them make the final of a major tournament outside of England for the very time, with Sunday’s encounter against Spain providing them with a shot at redemption after their Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy. Kick-off is at 9pm.

Pictured above: Harry Kane

Source: @england


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