The Three Lions will take on Italy in the final, but their extended winner will be debated for some time.
Harry Kane equaled Gary Lineker’s record for most combined English goals at European Championships and World Cups, but his extra time against Denmark was highly controversial.
Raheem Sterling passed through the defense of Denmark in the extra time of the Euro 2020 semi-final and dropped to the batting surface after minimal contact.
But the referee still pointed to the point and although Kasper Schmeichel saved the penalty kick from Kane, the English captain buried the setback to send the Three Lions to the final with a 2-1 victory.
The goal was Kane’s fourth of Euro 2020 after starting the tournament with three points without points in the group stage.
Kane won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup by scoring six goals, making Wednesday’s strike against Denmark his tenth in a major tournament.
Lineker had previously held the record for England, with Kane’s next goal being to see him own the point alone.
A controversial sentence
However, Kane’s record was overshadowed by the debate over punishment. It looks like Sterling is going to drop in the box pretty easily and cause a firestorm on social media to subside.
Sterling insists it was a penalty kick
Talk to ITV After the match, Sterling said: ‘It was definitely a penalty kick, I went into the box, he stuck his leg out and it was a clear penalty.
“I went into the box and he stuck out his right leg. As long as it goes in the back of the net, that’s all that matters.”