England beat Germany 2-0 to move into Euro quarter-finals
Published: 11:28 AM, 30 June 2021
Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane scored second-half goals as England reached the quarter-finals of the European Championship with a 2-0 win over their bitter rivals Germany at Wembley on Tuesday.
England will meet either Sweden or Ukraine in the quarter-final.
It was England’s first knockout round victory inside 90 minutes at the Euros and came after midfielder Jack Grealish was introduced in the 69th minute.
Six minutes later, after a swift passing move, left wing-back Luke Shaw slipped the ball across the face of the goal for Sterling to slide in - sparking excitement among 45,000 fans at Wembley with “Football’s Coming Home” echoing around the iconic arena after the final whistle.
Grealish was the direct provider for England’s second, crossing from the left for Kane to beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with a stooping header.
Earlier, England keeper Jordan Pickford did well to keep out Timo Werner before tipping over a stinging volley from Kai Havertz. At the other end, Mats Hummels denied Kane with a last-ditch clearance just before halftime.