A 75th minute goal from the oft-maligned Raheem Sterling broke a scoreless draw, and Harry Kane finally breaking his duck in a major tournament were the highlights as England defeated Germany 2-0 on Monday at Wembley Stadium to advance to the quarterfinals of Euro 2020.
Sterling’s placement of a cross from Luke Shaw opened the account of a match where England dominated possession as well as the chances on offer. A quality buildup from Kane and Jack Grealish showed the kind of skill this version of the Three Lions can put forward in attack.
STERLING SCORES!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 29, 2021
ENGLAND GOES WILD pic.twitter.com/0GOz8ZRPC4
In a reversal of most of European footballing history, Kai Havertz played in Thomas Muller on a flawless counter in the 81st minute, but Muller failed to find the target on a chance xG would rate much closer to 1 than 0.
MULLER MISSES THE SITTER!!! pic.twitter.com/b46XR1yOro— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 29, 2021
The only thing left for the home side was to finally have their striker and captain Harry Kane finally score in a Euro. You can feel the relief across the island as he finds the back of the net in his signature manner.
ENGLAND ARE IN DREAMLAND!!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 29, 2021
HARRY KANE pic.twitter.com/GcCmFsXxyl
England entered as +150 favorites on the 90 minute three-way line, with draw set at +225 and Germany at +200. The victors will face the winner of Sweden-Ukraine match that starts at 3 p.m. on Monday in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals.