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England defeat Germany 2-0 to reach Euro 2020 quarter-finals, The Manc

England defeat Germany 2-0 to reach Euro 2020 quarter-finals

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions ended an ignominious record against their old rivals to make it through to the final eight.

England recorded a memorable 2-0 victory over Germany at a delirious Wembley this evening to progress to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

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40,000 raucous fans witnessed the historic triumph in London – as the Three Lions won only their second ever Euros knockout tie and ended a grim record of four consecutive big stage (knockout) defeats to their old rivals.

Two Manchester players combined for England’s first goal – with United’s Luke Shaw putting the ball on a plate for City’s Raheem Sterling who prodded home in the 75th minute.

Thomas Müller missed a glorious opportunity to level the scores with 10 minutes to go, but the German striker fired wide despite being clean through on goal.

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Harry Kane met substitute Jack Grealish’s cross in the 86th minute to book England’s spot in the next round and send Wembley into raptures.

Gareth Southgate’s side – who are yet to concede a goal all tournament – will now travel to Rome on Saturday 3 July for a quarter-final tie with Sweden or Ukraine.

The other last eight matches kick off from Friday (2 July). In the 5pm game Switzerland and Spain will play in St Petersburg. Belgium will face Italy in Munich in the later kick-off at 8pm.

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On Saturday, Czech Republic square off against Denmark in Baku at 5pm, with England set to play the final game of the round.

If England progress to the semi-finals for the first time since 1996, they will play either the Czech or the Danes in the final four.

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