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England reached a second straight European Championship last by beating the Netherlands 2-1 due to substitute Ollie Watkins’ stoppage-time winner on Wednesday, July 10.

Watkins, who got here on for captain Harry Kane in a daring name by coach Gareth Southgate, turned and smashed a fierce shot into the underside nook within the first minute of added-on time.

In an open first half, Harry Kane’s 18th-minute penalty canceled out Xavi Simons’ brilliantly struck opener for the Dutch within the seventh minute. Watkins had solely made one earlier look at Euro 2024 – as an alternative within the group sport towards Denmark – so it was a shock when he was launched by Southgate in England’s largest match to this point. The gamble paid off.

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The ocean of orange within the large South Stand at Westfalenstadion fell silent. It housed probably the most vocal of the Dutch supporters who dominated town middle earlier than marching of their 1000’s to the stadium forward of the sport. Police reported three separate clashes between followers from each nations within the metropolis.

It gave the event the sensation of a house match for the Dutch and England, which got here from behind to advance within the final 16 and quarterfinals, was up towards it much more after the 21-year-old Simons grew to become the second youngest scorer for the Netherlands at a Euros.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder dispossessed Declan Rice about 40 meters out, drove ahead and unleashed a shot into the far nook from outdoors the realm.

In comparison with the 16-year-old Yamal, Spain’s new famous person, Simons is a soccer veteran however this was one other case of a younger participant shining on the large stage on the Euros.

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Kane has had loads of large moments at main tournaments and he had one other when he slotted residence a penalty after Denzel Dumfries’ outstretched leg made contact with Kane’s foot because the England striker tried a shot.

Kane grew to become the sixth participant to be on three objectives for the match.

An open first half, which noticed Dumfries and England’s Phil Foden hit the aim body, made manner for a decent and tense second half the place possibilities have been restricted.

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Bukayo Saka had a aim dominated out for a slim offside earlier than Kane departed for Watkins in what may rank as Southgate’s greatest name in his eight-year England tenure.

England will play Spain in Sunday’s last in Berlin. It will likely be the nation’s first title match on overseas soil, having gained the World Cup in 1966 and misplaced to Italy within the Euro 2020 last – each occasions at Wembley Stadium.

Le Monde with AP and AFP

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