England reach the final of a major tournament for the first time since 1966 after defeating Denmark after extra-time. Mikkel Damsgaard put the Danes ahead at Wembley with a stunning free-kick to breach the Three Lions’ defence for the first time of the tournament. An own goal from Simon Kjaer levelled the scores before half-time. Neither team could find a winner in 90 minutes, sending the contest to extra-time. Raheem Sterling drew a foul from Joakim Maehle, earning his team a penalty. Harry Kane missed the spot-kick as Kasper Schmeichel produced the save. However, luck was on the side of England as Kane converted the rebound. It was enough to send the Three Lions through to the final.
England will take on Italy in the European Championship final at Wembley on Sunday. Denmark deserve a huge amount of plaudits for their run in the competition in light of the circumstances following Christian Eriksen’s life-threatening collapse in their opener. They leave with their heads held high and return to action on September 1 against Scotland in their World Cup qualifying campaign.