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England Reaches Back-to-Back Euro Finals with 2-1 Victory Over Netherlands

Last Updated on July 11, 2024

England advanced to Euro 2024 following a thrilling 2-1 victory against Netherlands as Ollie Watkins made a last-minute goal.

England had a great strat as as Phil Foden and Kobbie Mainoo showed an amazing performance. Although a distant goal to the left corner from Xavi Simons in the 7th minute put an early pressure on England, they were able to convert the penalty shot to an equalizing point. After Harry Kane was fouled inside the box, he was given a penalty kick in the 18th minute which he successfully made as he delivered a powerful strike in the bottom left corner. 

Both teams failed to score another goal in the remaining time of the first half but after the break, the game became much more intense. The Netherlands posed a greater danger with Wout Weghorst troubling the English backline at times. The Three Lions looked to have won it late on courtesy of Bukayo Saka, but the forward’s goal was ruled out for offside. With the clock running down, however, Cole Palmer found his fellow substitute Ollie Watkins with a perfect pass in the 91th minute, Thanks to this, Watkins made a stoppage banger into the far post giving his team a great advantage with four minutes remaining before the final whistle. 

England will contest their second UEFA European Championship final in a row with this victory. They will now face the three-time Euro title holder, Spain with the hope to win their first ever European Championship title.

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