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England 2-0 Germany: Southgate’s Lions roar into the quarter-finals

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England fans were thrilled when Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane led Gareth Southgate’s side to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 by knocking out arch rivals Germany. 

Sterling broke the deadlock in the 75th minute in front of a hostile crowd of 40,000 at Wembley, extending his tournament record to three goals. 

And Kane, the captain of the England side, finally scored four minutes from time with a close-range header to stretch the score line. 

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Performance against Germany impresses England old boys 

Alan Shearer, a former England striker, was present at the Wembley national stadium to see the event. 

After the match, he couldn’t resist his excitement. “What an occasion,” the BBC pundit, 50, exclaimed. “The ambiance was just fantastic.” Well done, England players, and well done, Gareth Southgate, for having a game plan before the game. 

“There were plenty of impatient fans in this stadium yelling for more forward players on the field, but he had his game plan in place.” He brought in Jack Grealish at the appropriate time. When Thomas Muller went through — you’d expect him to score there — they got a little bit of luck when they needed it at 1-0. It was a convincing win, and they did all they needed to do.” 

Rio Ferdinand, who played 81 times for the Three Lions, mirrored Shearer comments. 

Former Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof said: “We had lost our first game. “We were able to get rid of that.” ” England had not yet defeated Germany. We were able to get rid of it. This group is shattering barriers ” Everyone said we were too pessimistic and didn’t take risks. Southgate has devised a strategy to be difficult to beat. You can tell these guys are playing for their manager.”

This is something we’ve been looking forward to. To be able to sense the vibe in this room. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. This is something that will last forever “Nobody will be a threat to England now. They’ll all be challenging, but England will be confident in their ability to defeat everyone in this group.” 

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