Euro 2020: Record-setting England hammer Ukraine 4-0, storm into semi-final for 1st time in 25 years
The “it’s coming home” chants are going to grow louder in England. Harry Kane’s men put on a show at the Olympico in Rome on Saturday as they outclassed Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-final. Having booked a place in the quarter-final of the Euros for the first time in 25 years, England will take on Denmark at Wembley.
A record-breaking brace from Harry Kane and goals from Harry Maguire and substitute Jordan Henderson helped the Three Lions hammer Ukraine. It was a dominant performance in the second-half as Andriy Shevchenko’s men head home after a disappointing quarter-final performance.
Euro 2020: Ukraine 0-4 England quarter-final Highlights
Gareth Southgate had missed that decisive penalty at Wembley against Germany 25 years ago in the Euro 1996 semi-final but he has a chance to right the wrong. The England manager was pumped up as he made the right moves, taking off their key players once the game was done and dusted at the hour mark when Liverpool captain Henderson headed England’s fourth goal.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) July 3, 2021
Harry Kane equals Alan Shearer’s tally of 9 goals
England have become the first team at the finals of Euros to keep 5 clean sheets in theif first five matches as the duo of Maguire and John Stones along with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford have been spotless at Euro 2020.
Harry Kane became the first man to score twice for England in a European Cup knockout game. He missed a historic hat-trick in the 60th minute when he fired in a volley only to be saved by Bushchan who had a difficult night in Rome.
Harry Kane, with 9 goals in major competitions, has equalled Alan Shearer’s tally for most goals in major tournaments (Euros and World Cups). He is only one behind Gary Lineker’s tally of 10 goals.
England are the first team in European Championship history to keep a clean sheet in each of their first five games of the tournament.
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— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 3, 2021
Harry Kane got the side up and running as early as the 4th minute, their earliest goal at the Euros since 2004. It was set up by Raheem Sterling who was brilliant on the big evening for the Three Lions. England did have a couple of chances to double the lead in the first half but Ukraine quickly gathered themselves back and put pressure on England.
Yaremchuk was a live wire on the left flank for Ukraine in the first half as he combined with veteran Yarmolenko who threatened to equalise in the first half.
However, the game was put to bed in a span of 4 minutes in the 2nd half when Harry Kane and Harry Maguire headed the 3rd and 2nd goals, respectively. Luke Shaw was brilliant as the left back as he made the forward runs frequently to deliver the knockout punch.
His free-kick from the left to Maguire was a cracker of a delivery while he provided the assist to Kane’s 2nd goal as well.
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