England v Denmark, 07 July 2021

Score2-1 to England
RefereeDanny Makkelie
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Semi-final
VenueWembley Stadium
Attendance64,950
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Hessel Steegstra (NED) and Jan de Vries (NED) Fourth official: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED) This was match no. 50 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. All seven previous meetings between England and Denmark at Wembley had finished 1-0 (England won five).

2  England

Manager: Gareth Southgate

1  Denmark

Manager: Kasper Hjulmand

Goals:

Simon Kjaer own goal 39 OG
Harry Kane 104 G

Goals:

Mikkel Damsgaard 30 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender John Stones
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Declan Rice
Defender/Midfielder Bukayo Saka
Midfielder Mason Mount
Midfielder Kalvin Phillips
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Harry Kane (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Simon Kjaer (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Joakim Maehle
Defender/Midfielder Jens Stryger Larsen
Midfielder Thomas Delaney
Midfielder/Forward Mikkel Damsgaard
Forward Kasper Dolberg

Substitutions:

Jack Grealish for Bukayo Saka 69
Phil Foden for Mason Mount 95
Jordan Henderson for Declan Rice 95
Kieran Trippier for Jack Grealish 106

Substitutions:

Yussuf Poulsen for Mikkel Damsgaard 67
Daniel Wass for Jens Stryger Larsen 67
Christian Norgaard for Kasper Dolberg 67
Joachim Andersen for Andreas Christensen 79
Mathias Jensen for Thomas Delaney 88
Jonas Wind for Jannik Vestergaard 105

Cards:

Harry Maguire 49 Y

Cards:

Daniel Wass 72 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone
Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale
Defender Tyrone Mings
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder Reece James
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Midfielder Jude Bellingham
Midfielder/Forward Phil Foden
Midfielder/Forward Jack Grealish
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Midfielder/Forward Jadon Sancho

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl
Goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow
Defender/Midfielder Joachim Andersen
Defender/Midfielder Robert Skov
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Wass
Midfielder Mathias Jensen
Midfielder Christian Norgaard
Midfielder Andreas Skov Olsen
Midfielder/Forward Jonas Wind
Forward Yussuf Poulsen

Comments:

England had now reached their second major Final after the FIFA World Cup Final in 1966. They became the 13th nation to reach a UEFA European Championship Final, and the first for the first time since Greece and Portugal at Euro 2004. Jordan Pickford set a new England record for the most minutes without conceding by a goalkeeper (724); previously 720 minutes by Gordon Banks from May to July in 1966. Mikkel Damsgaard's goal was the first that the Three Lions had conceded since 31 March 2021 against Poland: ending a run of 691 minutes. Harry Kane was now England's joint-leading goalscorer in major tournaments along with Gary Lineker (ten each). He became the second player to score four goals in the knockout stages of a major tournament for the Three Lions after Geoff Hurst at the FIFA World Cup finals in 1966.

Comments:

This was Denmark's fourth appearance in a UEFA European Championship semi-final; also 1964, 1984 and 1992. The Danes scored 12 goals at Euro 2020; only Spain had now scored more (13). It became the most goals they had scored at a major tournament. They had now won five of their last 16 games at UEFA European Championship finals (lost nine) and lost six of the last ten.