England 🏴 2 Germany 🇩🇪 0
London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | That’s it! A huge Wembley roar went up as England finally secured a UEFA EURO knockout victory, and at the expense of their major tournament foes Germany.
Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane scored in the final 15 minutes to earn Gareth Southgate’s men a last-eight berth
Pickford’s goal rarely looked threatened and when Die Mannschaft did get past the Three Lions backline, they found the goalie in top form. Southgate’s side started the second half slowly but carved out two fine opportunities, which they took with aplomb. They will now travel to Rome to face the victors of Sweden or Ukraine in the last eight.
England matched Germany’s 3-5-2 formation and the sides cancelled each other out for much of the first half. The Three Lions had the first efforts of note with Raheem Sterling testing Manuel Neuer from distance and Harry Maguire heading Kieran Trippier’s cross wide. The Mannschaft prised the best opening of the first 45 minutes, though, only for Jordan Pickford to thwart Timo Werner.
The England No1’s agility came to the fore with a fine tip over from Kai Havertz after the break and Gareth Southgate’s team took advantage with 15 minutes to play, Sterling slotting in after Harry Kane and Jack Grealish had worked Luke Shaw into a crossing position down the left.
Thomas Müller dragged his effort wide when one on one against Pickford, and that miss was magnified when Kane stooped to head home Grealish’s cross and condemn Joachim Löw to defeat in his final game at the Germany helm.
SOURCE: EURO2020 MEDIA