Internationals - Kane fires England into Euro 2020 final, but it's agony for Hojbjerg
Wed 07 July 2021, 23:08|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane led England into the final of Euro 2020 with the winner against Denmark in a tense semi-final at Wembley on Wednesday evening.
The skipper's penalty in the first half of extra time was saved by Kasper Schmeichel, but he was alive to the rebound and planted the ball past the Danish goalkeeper to claim a hard-fought 2-1 victory.
England will now play Italy in the final at Wembley on Sunday (8pm). It will be only the second time the Three Lions have reached the showpiece finale of a major tournament after winning the World Cup in 1966.
Harry played his part as England came from behind for the first time after conceding their first goal of the tournament, Mikkel Damsgaard's free-kick flying home on 30 minutes. It took Gareth Southgate's men nine minutes to reply as Harry played in Bukayo Saka, and his cross was turned into his own net by Simon Kjaer with Raheem Sterling ready to tap home.
The game went into extra time with the key moment arriving on 103 minutes as Sterling was tripped by Joakim Maehle and the penalty award confirmed following a VAR check. Harry went to Schmeichel's left, he read it and saved but could only parry the ball back into Harry's path and he made no mistake.
The striker's 38th goal in 60 caps sent the country into raptures, but Spurs fans will spare a thought for his team-mate Pierre, who again performed admirably in Denmark's midfield, this time in defeat. It was his 47th cap.
Meanwhile, the winner was Harry's fourth goal of the tournament and he's now one behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored five in 360 minutes for Portugal and Patrik Schick, who scored five in 404 minutes for the Czech Republic. He's also now level with former Spur Gary Lineker in terms of goals scored for England in major tournaments with 10 to his name.