Euro 2020 Semi-final Highlights England vs Denmark: Mikkel Damsgaard handed the lead to Denmark in the 30th minute with a beautiful freekick as Simon Kjaernetted an own goal in the 39th as Harry Kane gave England the lead in the extra time in the second semi-final at Wembley stadium. England had defeated Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-final as Denmark got the better of the Czech Republic 2-1 at the same stage.
England will take on Italy, who beat Spain via penalties, in the final.
England vs Denmark
69' - England too make a change! Bukayo Saka is brought off as Jack Grealish makes his way onto the pitch! The fans are delirious and are letting the manager know of their approval.
England vs Denmark
49' - Yellow Card! A set-piece in a promising position for England out on the right flank, after Jannik Vestergaard impedes the run of Bukayo Saka.
From the free-kick, Harry Maguire is penalised for his arm in the face of Simon Kjaer. The English defender protests but the referee is unmoved.
39' - GOAL! Simon Kjaer nets an own goal as England equalise for England against Denmark!
Harry Kane's pinpoint pass dissects the Danish back line for Bukayo Saka to race onto down the flank and he cuts it back for Raheem Sterling, but it hits the Danish skipper and flies into the net.
Barely a minute, 48 seconds actually, earlier, Kasper Schmeichel made a match-winning save as Kane centres the ball for Sterling samshes it but straight to the Danish keeper.
30' - GOAL! Mikkel Damsgaard gives Denmark the lead against England!
The first goal to be scored from a direct free-kick and also the first goal that England have conceded in the tournament!
From around 22 metres out and just to the left of goal, Damsgaard steps up and side-foots a curling strike that clears the wall. The flying Jordan Pickford can only get the slightest of touches to the effort, as it sails into the roof of the net.
England won their first semi-final since the 1966 World Cup when Harry Kane’s extra-time goal, following up after his penalty had been saved, earned a 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday that sent them into Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy.
On a night to remember in front of almost 60,000 fans, most of them delirious with joy, England reached the European Championship final for the first time, though they had to come from behind as a Simon Kjaer own goal cancelled out Mikkel Damsgaard’s superb free kick for the Danes in the first half.
The home side were on top throughout but struggled to break down the battling Denmark defence, until they were awarded a penalty in the 103rd-minute after Raheem Sterling went down with minimum contact to allow captain Kane to decide it.
It was a tough way for Denmark to end their emotional ride from the fear and distress of Christian Eriksen’s opening game collapse to their first semi-final since their shock Euro 92 win, but their exhausted players left Wembley with socks rolled down but heads held high.
England will return on Sunday, 55 years after lifting the World Cup there, but they did it the hard way.
They had reached the semis without conceding a goal and it needed something special to pierce their rearguard as Damsgaard fired a powerful, dipping 25-yard free kick over the wall and beyond the diving Jordan Pickford — the tournament’s first goal direct from a free kick — after 30 minutes.
The crowd were stunned, that had not been in the script, and the question of how England would respond to their first real taste of adversity would now be addressed.
The answer was calmly and patiently, as they passed their way back into the ascendancy. Raheem Sterling was denied at point-blank range by Kasper Schmeichel before the 39th-minute equaliser, when Bukayo Saka hit the byline and fizzed over a low cross that Kjaer bundled over his own line in his attempt to stop the ball reaching Sterling.
Schmeichel was on hand again with an excellent diving save to palm away a Harry Maguire header and England began to turn the screw.
However, despite all the pressure and relentless passing and probing around the box, England struggled to carve out a clear opening and the match rolled into extra time.
The extra 30 minutes became a virtual attack v defence exercise, as Schmeichel saved again from Kane and Jack Grealish.
Sterling continued to drive into the box and was eventually brought down by Joakim Maehle for the VAR-reviewed penalty that Kane stuck poorly and Schmeichel blocked, only for the captain to tuck home the rebound.
England then had to negotiate the last 15 minutes and managed it to spark the loudest, and surely most confident rendition of “Football’s Coming Home”, ever to ring around Wembley.