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Do not scratch your eyes… ENGLAND ARE IN THE EURO 2020 FINAL!

Gareth Southgate's side had to do it the hard way, but came from behind to beat a battling Denmark 2-1 in front of a frenzied crowd at Wembley and book their place in their first major final for 55 years.

The Three Lions started positively, using the energy of a frenetic and deafening Wembley crowd to propel them forward.

But just before the half-an-hour mark they were stunned by a sensational 25-yard Mikkel Damsgaard free-kick which gave the visitors the lead and saw England concede their first goal of the tournament.

However, just eight minutes later they responded in the best possible manner as Simon Kjaer put the ball into his own net from Bukayo Saka's low cross to draw the scores level.

The second-half was an evenly-matched, nail-biting affair, but there was no breakthrough for either side as we went to extra time.

England began to put the Danes under huge pressure, and they got their reward on the stroke of half-time when Raheem Sterling was tripped, with Harry Kane scoring from the rebound after initially having his spot-kick saved.

They eventually managed to get the job done and are now just a victory away from becoming legends.

Here are six talking points from a dramatic evening in North London…

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England banish Croatia demons

England celebrate Harry Kane's goal
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When Denmark opened the scoring with a free-kick, there was a sense of 'here we go again'.

But this was almost the mirror image of England's traumatic defeat to Croatia in World Cup 2018, apart from this time it was the Three Lions who came from 1-0 down to eventually win 2-1.

It says a lot about this group of players that they were able to deal with the weight of unprecedented expectation on their shoulders to come back from adversity and get over the line – something that they had not previously had to do in this tournament up until now.

One more huge Italy-shaped obstacle lies in their path before they can celebrate glory.

But regardless of what happens on Sunday, this team have done their nation proud, and have made a lot of people who have suffered over the last 18 months or so very, very happy indeed.

Southgate gets it right again

Gareth Southgate once again got the big decisions spot on
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Everything Southgate has touched has turned to gold so far in this tournament.

And the inspirational manager got it right once again tonight, perfectly managing the game and getting every call right.

He took his time to make substitutes, but while Denmark made almost all of theirs during the 90 minutes, the introduction of Jordan Henderson and Phil Foden in extra time gave England an extra zip when it was most needed.

Southgate has time and time again faced scrutiny over his decisions, but time and time again has shown he knows what he is doing.

If he can get it right once more, immortality (and a knighthood) lie in wait.

Kane shows why he's best around

Harry Kane was every inch the leader
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Remember when there were calls for Harry Kane to be dropped?

Yeah… a strange time, wasn't it?

The Tottenham forward's tournament really got going when he netted against Germany, and he has not looked back ever since.

He was immense once more tonight, playing a big part in the first goal with a delicious through ball for Saka.

And he held the ball up magnificently, drawing free-kicks and slowing things down on a regular basis.

And even though he, for once, missed his penalty, he tucked away the rebound coolly for a vital, vital goal, and he could even yet win the Golden Boot.

There aren't many who would argue against him being the best striker in the world.

Saka shines once more

Bukayo Saka was again fantastic
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Southgate's only change tonight was to bring Saka back into the team to replace Jadon Sancho after the Arsenal winger missed the Ukraine quarter-final victory through injury.

The 19-year-old certainly wouldn't have been in most people's starting 11 at the start of the tournament, but he is continuing to show just what a talent he is.

He had a huge part to play in England's equaliser as his intelligent run was found by Harry Kane, and Saka did the rest to force the goal.

And he was a constant menace until he was replaced by Jack Grealish with around half-an-hour to go.

The sky really is the limit for Saka, and if he can produce this kind of performance at the age he is at with the stakes this high, it is scary to think what he could do in the future.

Denmark leave with heads held high

Denmark celebrate Mikkel Damsgaard's opener
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The story of what happened to Christian Eriksen does not need to be told again, but you can bet their star midfielder was beaming with pride as he watched his side in action from home tonight.

Denmark's effort in this tournament go to show just how far the human spirit can take you in the midst traumatic moments.

But as well as being talented, hard-working players they are smart, too, as their wall shuffling over at the last second to block Jordan Pickford's view for Damsgaard's goal went to show.

Kasper Schmeichel was again world-class in goal tonight, while Kjaer led the defence brilliantly and the likes of Damsgaard caused England problems at the back on a number of occasions.

In the end they just ran out of steam tonight, but they were a joy to watch in the tournament, and could well be among the dark horses for the World Cup next year.

All eyes on the final

There will be a heck of a noise once again at Wembley on Sunday
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So… Any plans for the weekend?

England will come to a complete stand-still at 8pm when the final against Italy takes place.

On paper you would suggest Roberto Mancini's side may be the slight favourites.

But this Three Lions team have proven that anything is possible, and buoyed on by what will be a raucous Wembley crowd, they could just deliver the most glorious of endings to a wonderful tournament.

There may not be much sleep before then.