England beat Germany 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane scored in the second half to send England into the last eight. The Three Lions will face Italy in the next stage after a 1-0 win over Portugal in their last- tie. England’s victory was met with celebrations at Wembley as well as in pubs and living rooms up and down the country.
It was not all plain cruising, as Sterling nearly went from saint to zero in the wake of parting with the ball and giving Thomas Muller the ideal opportunity to pull Germany back on level terms.
Be that as it may, incredibly, the Bayern Munich veteran put his work wide of the post while through one-on-one on Jordan Pickford, who was splendid all through the last-16 tie.
Gareth Southgate additionally settled on the intense decision to change to a back five to confront Germany, changing from the four-man protection England had utilized all through the competition.
It end up being a phenomenal choice, with focus backs John Stones, Harry Maguire, and Kyle Walker standing firm and wing-back Kieran Trippier dominating.
Previous Three Lions striker Alan Shearer proclaimed there were “enormous exhibitions” everywhere on the pitch during his sparkling post-match appraisal.
“Pickford one recoveries in the main half, one save in the subsequent half. Luke Shaw I thought was great in that subsequent half driving forward.
“Real clearly, John Stones in all that he did protectively I thought was practically right on the money.
Southgate’s side will confront the victor of Ukraine and Sweden’s confrontation in the following round as the conviction of football getting back home takes off.
On England’s odds, Rio Ferdinand added: “We hadn’t dominated our initial match. We disposed of that. We hadn’t beaten Germany. We disposed of that.
“THIS GROUP IS SEPARATING BOUNDARIES. EVERYBODY WAS SAYING WE’RE EXCESSIVELY REGRETTABLE, WE DON’T FACE CHALLENGES. SOUTHGATE HAS AN APPROACH TO BE DIFFICULT TO BEAT. THESE FOLKS ARE PLAYING FOR THEIR CHIEF. YOU CAN TELL.”