🏆 Watkins scores injury time winner to send England to EURO 2024 final | OneFootball

🏆 Watkins scores injury time winner to send England to EURO 2024 final | OneFootball

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Ben Browning·10 July 2024

🏆 Watkins scores injury time winner to send England to EURO 2024 final

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The penultimate game of EURO 2024 took place this evening as England scored late to book their place in the final of the competition for the second consecutive European Championship.

England book place in final with stoppage time winner

Scorers: Kane 18′ (pen), Watkins 90+1′; Simons 7′


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Despite starting brightly, England found themselves behind after just seven minutes as Xavi Simons robbed Declan Rice before firing the ball past Jordan Pickford from 25 yards out.

But the Three Lions rallied and were on the receiving end of one of the more controversial decisions at EURO 2024 as a VAR review adjudged Denzel Dumfries to have fouled Harry Kane when the England striker tried to volley towards goal.

Kane stepped up and found the bottom corner to level proceedings, and give England a massive helping hand in their chase of a spot in the final.

Phil Foden could have put them into it, with the Manchester City man seeing one effort cleared off the line and another come back off the woodwork in a first half that also saw Dumfries hit the bar for the Netherlands.

Ronald Koeman added some depth to his midfield at the break, and England struggled to find a way through, failing to have a shot for much of the second half until Bukayo Saka found the back of the net, only for the offside flag to come to the Netherlands’ rescue.

But 10 minutes later they were not so lucky. Ollie Watkins, sent on in place of Harry Kane, picked the ball up with his back to goal before turning and firing low past Bart Verbruggen, and booking England’s place in the final on Sunday.