England produced a fine performance when they defeated Ukraine in Rome to set up a Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark at Wembley.
Manager Gareth Southgate tracked Germany’s historic victory in the last 16 by producing calmness and the highest quality to continue their impressive progress in the tournament.
Harry Kane has returned to his best form after struggling in the group stage. Following his goal against Germany by hitting a fine ball from Raheem Sterling just four minutes later.
Ukraine has narrowly threatened, and England, having reached the last four of the 2018 World Cup. They were on their way to the second consecutive semi-final when Harry Maguire headed in Luke Shaw‘s seconds after the break.
And the outstanding Shaw was the creator again and four minutes later with a beautiful cross directed six yards by Kane.
England were thrilled to beat Ukraine by substitute Jordan Henderson for the fourth goal. And his first international goal in his 62nd appearance when he arrived just in time to head Mason Mount’s corner.
In addition to the satisfaction of England and Southgate, they have kept their fifth consecutive clean sheet to keep their goal-scoring record at Euro 2020.
They will now face Denmark in the last four games at Wembley on Wednesday (20:00 BST kick-off).
The Lift-off for Harry Kane.
England manager Southgate has never hesitated for a moment in his belief that captain Kane would have a big impact on Euro 2020. And even if he looks to drop the pace and get out if he fails to score in group games against Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech Republic.
Southgate’s faith was rewarded when Kane came off the bench in England’s crucial second-minute win over Germany 2-0. It was only natural for the real Kane to survive in the tournament, and he punished Ukraine with a trademark style.
Kane hit his first goal and got up strong for the second time with his 47th goal for England. And almost finished off a hat-trick in a spectacular way with a left-footed volley opened by Ukrainian goalkeeper Georgi Bushchan.
He has always been a threat. His contact with Sterling is impressive, and he has timed his full return as England now has only 90 minutes left in their first major final since winning the 1966 World Cup.
Kane is a man who defends fear, and Danes in the form will view the show as terrifying.
The Shaw thing of England.
Manchester United’s Shaw had to fight to regain his England career as he was behind Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell, who missed out on a start against Croatia in the Euro 2020 opener. At the same time, Southgate used Kieran Trippier in the left-back position.
Everything has changed since he was brought on the scoring side with Scotland. However, Shaw has made a significant contribution to England’s run in the semi-finals. And will be one of the first names in the squad for the match against Denmark.
Shaw has always been strong in defense while proving to be a powerful goal-scoring creator. Setting a crucial goal to open up Sterling against Germany and put up two more here. First with a complete free kick-kick and then a decent cross.
It was not a smooth move for Shaw, who emerged as a teenager in Southampton. Before earning his big-money move to Manchester United in June 2014.
He was badly injured at United and was not trusted by Jose Mourinho when he was their manager. Still, now he is bringing England to a major tournament. A testament to his personality and the success that makes that long road so important.
England showcases the strength of character.
Southgate has guided his England team with great technology throughout Euro 2020, showcasing his riches at his disposal.
In Rome, he made his debut for Jadon Sancho, 21, who recently agreed to move for £ 73m to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund.
Sancho came in completely, showing great confidence and prominence in a timely reminder of what he can offer.
Mount of Chelsea has also brought back the England team, with two creators formed as Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish and Phil Foden of Manchester City left on the bench.
Henderson, an experienced Liverpool captain, made an impression when Marcus Rashford was also introduced to the bench.
Despite an unsuccessful victory, it was proof that the Southgate team of England has the kind of quality. And depth that will give them confidence that they can finally finish those 55 years waiting for success.