England vs Denmark LIVE Football Match Score July 7/7/2021
England are back at Wembley on Wednesday night as they face Denmark with a place in the Euro 2020 final against Italy on the line. A thrashing of Ukraine in Rome saw the Three Lions make the last four at the tournament, as they did at the World Cup three years ago and last at Euros in 1996. Denmark have overcome near-tragedy following Christian Eriksen’s on-pitch collapse to sail into the semi-finals with little trouble. Can they stun Wembley on Wednesday and continue the fairytale?
England revert back to a four-man defence for the win over Ukraine and you would expect Gareth Southgate to stick with the same. Jadon Sancho was given a first start and impressed, so will hope to keep his place. Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish are pushing for a start, however. Denmark were again unchanged as they beat Czech Republic and could do the same on Wednesday. Captain Simon Kjaer shock off a fitness doubt to start, while Yussuf Poulsen was fit but only made the bench as Kasper Dolberg started.
Gareth Southgate’s England have inspired a nation. Twenty-five years on from his Euro 96 penalty miss that he is surely sick and tired of hearing about, the 50-year-old has guided the Three Lions to back-to-back semi-final appearances at a major tournament having come so close yet so far in Russia 2018.
Having passed their toughest test against Germany with flying colours, England travelled away from their Wembley headquarters to take on a Ukraine side who were highly fortunate to even be in the knockout rounds to begin with, but not even the most ardent supporters could have envisaged the Three Lions’ dominance in Rome.
After Harry Kane took all of four minutes to break the deadlock, England’s wise young heads would net a flurry of second-half goals as Kane, Harry Maguire and first-time international goalscorer Jordan Henderson rose highest to put the game to bed with just over an hour played.
Jubilant scenes back home – coupled with endless renditions of Baddiel and Skinner – both demonstrated the pride of England supporters for their team as well as a much-needed release following the events of the last 18 months. However, the Three Lions’ job is far from over, and Southgate will know that better than anyone.
Having now gone seven games across all competitions without conceding a goal, a first-ever appearance at a Euros final will be England’s should their staunch defence produce the goods once more, and no team in history has navigated a Euros or World Cup campaign with six clean sheets to their name.
Southgate’s struggles to get the best out of a bright attacking contingent have been well-documented, but England’s thrashing of Ukraine also represented their biggest-ever margin of victory in a major tournament knockout match, which is just what the doctor ordered before their Nordic neighbours seek to spring another surprise.