After being substituted in both games against Croatia and Scotland, Harry Kane has been named as England’s starting striker against the Czech Republic. The youngster has netted three goals in two games and has already scored one against Croatia. Gareth Southgate has now confirmed that Kane will start the game against the Czech Republic.
England 4 Ukraine 0:
Earlier in the match, England were unable to make the most of their first half opportunities as the Czech Republic had managed to withstand an early pressure. In the first half, England were able to create some decent chances but a defensive error from Tomas Kalas saw England lose the ball cheaply. However, the England defence was able to clear this fumbled ball and Harry Kane’s shot was blocked.
In the second half, England conceded six goals in two sports, and a late goal from Harry Kane relieved tension and gave the team a boost. This goal, which came with four minutes remaining, was an elated moment for the England team. Despite the defeat, Kane is still confident of leading the side to the final.
The game was a thriller and the first goal was an excellent effort from Harry Kane. But after the Czechs were 2-1 down, England’s momentum remained high. In the second half, England added three minutes of stoppage time. Alex Kral takes a long-range shot that Jordan Pickford saves easily. Jadon Sancho replaces Bukayo Saka in the middle, while Tomas Holes is replaced by Matej Vydra. Despite the scoreline, the linesman ruled Jude Bellingham offside. The decision was confirmed by VAR.
Denmark 2 Czech Republic 1:
Harry Kane’s double and two goals in the 4-0 win over Ukraine has helped England reach the semifinals of the Euro 2020 tournament. The result saw the striker tie the Golden Boot race with Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored five goals in the tournament. Until this game, England had never made it this far in a major tournament.
Kane also moved level with Gary Lineker for the most England goals. His goal against Germany was one of the strangest goals of the tournament, and was deflected in off Kane’s heel. England needed to win to advance to the knockout round and the forward stepped up and scored from the penalty spot.
England had been on a run of seven clean sheets before the match against the Czech Republic. However, in the first half, England looked shaky but soon recovered to score four goals. Raheem Sterling missed an opportunity to equalize when he was caught out in midfield by Schmeichel. Kane later scored his hat trick with a sensational scissor kick in a crowded penalty area.
The striker had a good start to the campaign, scoring in his first international game. He was brought on in the 71st minute, replacing Wayne Rooney. In his first appearance in the tournament, Kane netted twice in a 3-0 win over Pacos de Ferreira. On 30 September, he was named captain of the national team and scored a hat-trick in just 20 minutes against Mura. He came on as a substitute in the second half and finished with a goal. England came back from two goals down to defeat the reigning world champions.
Despite failing to score in England’s first two Euro 2020 games, Kane has made two substitute appearances and ended the season as top goalscorer and assists. Over the last year, Kane has changed his game, dipping deeper to get involved in play. But while he is having an excellent season at Tottenham Spurs, his chances have dried up at international level.
After a shaky start, England settled down and won the first leg in convincing fashion. In the fourth minute, Harry Kane’s volley evaded Raheem Sterling. After a shaky start, Denmark settled down and managed to make it past the group stage. But in the second leg, Denmark settled, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Martin Braithwaite putting in straight shots. And when Danesgaard missed the resulting penalty, the game ended in a 5-1 England win.
Harry Kane has become England’s all-time top scorer in final tournaments, equalling Gary Lineker’s record. This extra-time goal was his 50th in EURO finals. He is only the third player to score four or more in a EURO – the others were Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer.