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England 2-1 Denmark (AET): Harry Kane extra time winner send Three Lions into their first final since 1966

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.

Southgate praises his resilient England side: ‘I’m so proud of the players. It’s an incredible occasion. The fans were incredible. We knew it would not be straight forward. We said we had to show resilience and we did that, he told ITV.

‘I’ve not seen it again [Sterling penalty incident], but I thought Raheem all night was a thorn in their side.

‘I felt we would get there but we have different battles. Denmark are underrated and caused us problems.

‘The most pleasing thing is we have given our fans and nation a fantastic night.

‘We are in the final, we have to enjoy that, but there is one massive hurdle to overcome.

‘Italy have shown outstanding form but it’s a great game to look forward to. Finals are to be won, we have to repair and regroup.’

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.

The Danes leave with their heads held high and return to action on September 1 against Scotland in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

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