Superb England Set Up Danish Date

Last updated : 05 July 2021 By Three Lions

England eased through their Euro 2020 quarter-final on Saturday evening, their relocation to Rome proving no obstacle to their progress as Gareth Southgate's side swept away Ukraine.

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Harry Kane's early goal eased the nerves of fans watching at home or in pub across the country before second-half strikes from Harry Maguire, Kane again and Jordan Henderson put a deserved gloss on the scoreline.

Southgate again shuffled his pack for the game, reverting to a back-four and handing Jadon Sancho a start in attack.

And the slow building-up of confidence in the squad was clear to see from the early moments as Raheem Sterling found Kane in space for the captain to poke home.

Kane looked revitalised by his goal against Germany, nodding home Luke Shaw's cross before being denied a hat-trick by a fine save from the Ukraine goalkeeper.

Henderson's header was his first goal for England and illustrated perfectly just how everything is clicking into place for this team.

A hugely motivated Denmark now await in Wednesday's Wembley semi-final with 60,000 spectators allowed at the game.

Having lost their opening two matches of the tournament, and dealt with the trauma of Christian Eriksen's on-pitch collapse, the Danes could potentially repeat their shock triumph of 1992 after holding off the challenge of the Czech Republic in their quarter-final on Saturday.