WATCH: Ollie Watkins scores stoppage-time winner to take England to UEFA Euro 2024 final

Ollie Watkins became the hero for England today as he has taken his nation to the final of the UEFA Euro 2024 and would now face Spain in Berlin on Sunday.

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England, the runner-up from the previous edition, and the Netherlands, the winners of Euro 1988, played each other in today's UEFA Euro 2024 semifinal at Germany's BVB Stadion Dortmund. England clinched the win today courtesy of a late goal in the 90th minute of the match and would now face Spain in Berlin on Sunday.

Ollie Watkins, the hero for England came on as a substitute in the 80th minute of the game against Netherlands. The Aston Villa striker replaced Harry Kane and it was a bold call from Gareth Southgate as he took out the England skipper from the game. 

Cole Palmer, who also came on as a substitute in the game along with Watkins contributed to the second and final goal for England. The excellent through ball from Palmer was complemented well by a great low shot from Watkins. Bart Verbruggen stood no chance as the ball got slotted home in the bottom corner at the post.

Harry Kane writes history with goal against Netherlands

In the 14th minute, Harry Kane was tackled by Denzel Dumfries within the Dutch penalty box, and he went down holding his feet. German official Felix Zwayer stopped play after the ball was out of play so that the VAR referees could look for possible penalties. Zwayer was then told to view the footage personally on the screen before deciding to impose the penalty.

In the history of the European Championship knockouts, Kane became the footballer with the most goals (6) as he stood over the spot and drove into the bottom corner to settle the score. Additionally, he surpassed Gerd Müller, Miroslav Klose, Antoine Griezmann, as well as Kylian Mbappé, who each have eight goals, to become the European player with the most goals scored in major tournament knockout stages (9).

In the seventh minute, Xavi Simons struck a powerful shot just outside the box that flew past Jordan Pickford and into the net, giving the Dutch the lead. Since Alan Shearer's goal for England against Germany in 1996, this has been the earliest goal recorded in a Euro semi final.

 

 

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