Football News Update: England Secure Euro 2024 Final Spot with Late Winner against the Netherlands

In a thrilling UEFA Euro 2024 semi-final clash, England booked their place in the final with a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Netherlands at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Germany.

Ollie Watkins emerged as the hero for Gareth Southgate’s side, as the Aston Villa striker scored a stunning late winner in the 90th minute to sink the Dutch and send the Three Lions through to their second consecutive European Championship final.

The Match Highlights

The match was a closely contested affair, with England dominating the first half and taking a deserved lead through a Harry Kane penalty, canceling out Xavi Simons’ early opener for the Netherlands. The first half was full of excitement, with Phil Foden hitting the post and Denzel Dumfries clearing a shot off the line at the other end.

“It was a thrilling match, with both teams giving their all on the pitch. I’m proud of the way our team fought until the very end to secure the victory.” – Gareth Southgate, England Manager

However, the second half was a more speculative and dull affair, with the most notable moment being Bukayo Saka’s goal being ruled out for offside. Southgate turned to his bench, and it was the introduction of substitute Cole Palmer that provided the assist for Watkins’ late heroics.

The Winning Moment

Watkins, who had only played 20 minutes in the tournament so far, made the most of his opportunity, taking one touch before swiveling and firing the ball home off the post to send the England fans into ecstasy and secure their team’s place in the Euro 2024 final against Spain on Sunday.

This victory marks another significant milestone for Gareth Southgate’s side, who are now just one step away from their first European Championship title since 1966. The final promises to be a thrilling encounter, as England look to avenge their defeat against Spain in the 2020 UEFA European Championship final.

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