Kane Ends Euro 2020 Goal Drought As England Knock Out Germany

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England’s ahead Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the second aim throughout the UEFA EURO 2020 spherical of 16 soccer match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium in London on June 29, 2021. JOHN SIBLEY / POOL / AFP

 

Harry Kane scored his first Euro 2020 aim as England beat Germany 2-0 in a spherical of 16 sport on Tuesday, incomes the Three Lions their first knockout stage victory over the 2014 World Champions since 1966.

Raheem Sterling struck with quarter-hour left in a tense final 16 tie at Wembley earlier than Kane clinched England’s first knockout stage victory over Germany since 1966.

In the 55 years since England beat the Germans within the World Cup ultimate, the Three Lions had endured a painful litany of defeats towards Die Mannschaft when the stakes have been highest.

England have been eradicated from the 1970, 1990 and 2010 World Cups by Germany, who additionally beat them within the Euro 96 semi-finals at Wembley.

But Gareth Southgate’s aspect have lastly exorcised the ghosts of Paul Gascoigne’s tears and their very own supervisor’s penalty miss 25 years in the past.

England produced a gritty show capped by scientific finishes from Sterling, who now has three targets within the event, and Kane — who lastly bagged his first of the competitors.

England, but to concede a aim within the event, head to Rome on Saturday for a quarter-final towards the winners of Tuesday’s different final 16 tie between Sweden and Ukraine.

Chasing a primary main worldwide trophy since 1966, England’s aspect of the draw appears vast open, with a possible semi-final towards Denmark or the Czech Republic unlikely to strike worry into their hearts.

It was solely England’s second knockout stage win within the historical past of the European Championship and their first victory over Germany at Wembley since 1975.

For Germany supervisor Joachim Loew, it was an agonising finish to his reign as he prepares to step down after the event.

Always eager to deflect consideration, Southgate can have relished his second of redemption, particularly since his resolution to modify to a three-man defence to match up with the German formation paid off.

With the overwhelming majority of the 40,000 crowd supporting England, the gamers walked out to a wall of sound that included a hostile reception for the German nationwide anthem.

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 Knockout blow 

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England’s ahead Raheem Sterling (C) celebrates after scoring the primary aim throughout the UEFA EURO 2020 spherical of 16 soccer match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium in London on June 29, 2021. MATTHEW CHILDS / POOL / AFP

 

England wanted a tone-setting second to ease their seen nervousness early on and Sterling offered it as he drove ahead for a 25-yard blast that compelled a fantastic save from Manuel Neuer.

With Harry Maguire successful a collection of thunderous headers and tackles and Bukayo Saka probing intelligently on the best flank, England steadily took management.

However, Germany nearly snatched the lead as Kai Havertz performed an inch-perfect go to Timo Werner contained in the England space.

But Werner endured a dismal first season in entrance of aim for Chelsea and as soon as once more he was unable to supply a exact end as he shot straight at Jordan Pickford.

A misplaced go from Thomas Mueller despatched Sterling scampering by means of the Germany defence on the stroke of half-time.

Yet when the ball ran to Kane, he was too gradual to use the of completion as he rounded Neuer and Mats Hummels’ deal with snuffed out the hazard.

Havertz’s blistering half-volley compelled an excellent tip over from Pickford quickly after the interval.

It was Saka who made manner when Southgate made his first change, sending on Jack Grealish in a game-defining second.

Grealish’s presence instantly introduced extra vitality to England and within the seventy fifth minute they lastly delivered the knockout blow.

Grealish labored the ball vast to Luke Shaw and his low cross reached Sterling, who pounced with a scientific close-range end to ship Wembley into ecstasy.

Mueller ought to have equalised when Havertz’s go despatched him clear by means of, however the Bayern Munich star rolled his shot vast and fell to the turf in dismay.

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Germany’s coach Joachim Loew hugs Germany’s ahead Thomas Mueller on the finish of the UEFA EURO 2020 spherical of 16 soccer match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium in London on June 29, 2021. Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP

 

Kane made Mueller pay within the 86th minute as he completed off a deadly England counter-attack with a diving header previous Neuer from Grealish’s cross.

During the primary day of England’s Euro camp at St George’s Park, Southgate confirmed his squad a motivational video that includes a number of the crew’s best victories.

Now they’ve added their very own chapter to the record of England’s most interesting moments.

AFP

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Kane Ends Euro 2020 Goal Drought As England Knock Out Germany

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