Euro 2020 Semi-final: Sterling Defends Dubious Penalty Awarded To England

By Our Reporter.

Abuja – The foul on me that led to ’s winning goal in their 2-1 extra-time victory over Denmark in Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final was a “clear penalty”, Raheem Sterling has said.

The forward went to ground following a challenge by Joakim Maehle after bursting into the Denmark area in the first half of extra time.

Harry Kane had his spot-kick saved by Kasper Schmeichel but the captain tucked away the rebound to send his team through to Sunday’s final against Italy.

“I went into the box and he stuck his right leg out, and it touched my leg so it was a clear penalty,” Sterling told ITV.

“It was a top performance — we had to dig in deep after the first goal we conceded in the tournament, and we regrouped well and showed a good team spirit to come back and win the game.

“It was difficult going behind but we knew we had to stay patient — we knew with the legs we’ve got, the aggressiveness and the power we have in the team, it would be a matter of time before we broke them down.”

reached their first major final since winning the 1966 World Cup, with Sterling a standout performer once more for Gareth Southgate’s side at Wembley.

“It’s another step in the right direction,” said Sterling.

“But once we’re back in the dressing room it’s over and we’ve got to focus on the weekend now. It’s step-by-step and that’s all we can do.

Precise Post recalls that the Euro 2020 will be between Italy and England while Spain and Denmark will slog it out for third place before the commencement of the on Sundays at Wembley stadium.

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