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Southgate’s England ‘masterpiece’ silences sceptics as caution reaps rewards

England are dreaming of Euro 2020 glory after finally slaying old nemesis Germany in the knockout stages of a major tournament and now have a favourable draw against Ukraine in the quarter-finals. A 2-0 win over the four-time world champions at a raucous Wembley -- thanks to late goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane -- rewarded England manager Gareth Southgate's measured approach, which had been criticised for being overly cautious in the group phase. Southgate knows only too well what the consequences of failure are for England against Germany in a major tournament on home soil. His distinguished playing career was forever dogged by a miss in the penalty shootout at Euro 96 that sent the Germans to the final. Twenty-five years on, England are still waiting for their firs...
Three things we learned from England v Germany at Euro 2020
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Three things we learned from England v Germany at Euro 2020

Sterling struggled to hold down a first-team spot at Manchester City towards the end of the season but again proved his worth for England when it mattered, with his third goal of the tournament England beat Germany on Tuesday for the first time in a knockout match since the 1966 World Cup final to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the Wembley clash, which the home side won 2-0.Sterling the main man as Kane gets off markRaheem Sterling was England's only goalscorer in the Euro 2020 group phase, putting captain Harry Kane in the shade.He was again the main threat for Gareth Southgate's side as they probed for an opening against Germany, looking to run at the defence at every opportunity.He eventually got the breakthrough his play deserved,...
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England reach Euro 2020 quarters to end Germany curse

In the 55 years since England beat the Germans in the World Cup final, the Three Lions had endured a painful litany of defeats against Die Mannschaft when the stakes were highest Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane fired England into the Euro 2020 quarter-finals as they sealed a 2-0 win against Germany that ended decades of hurt at the hands of their bitter rivals on Tuesday.Sterling struck with 15 minutes left in a tense last 16 tie at Wembley before Kane clinched England's first knockout stage victory over Germany since 1966.In the 55 years since England beat the Germans in the World Cup final, the Three Lions had endured a painful litany of defeats against Die Mannschaft when the stakes were highest.England were eliminated from the 1970, 1990 and 2010 World Cups by Germany, who also beat...
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Sterling hails big performance from England

Sterling opened the scoring for England with his third goal of the tournament before Harry Kane silenced his critics to seal a 2-0 win four minutes from time England hero Raheem Sterling hailed the team's desire to rewrite history after beating Germany in a knockout game at a major tournament for the first time since 1966 on Tuesday to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.Sterling opened the scoring with his third goal of the tournament before Harry Kane silenced his critics to seal a 2-0 win four minutes from time."It sounds good," said Sterling on ending England's hoodoo against Germany. "We knew we needed to put in a big performance against a very good side and we did that today." Sterling had not scored in a major tournament before the Euro, but has been his country's standout per...
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England defeat bitter admits Kroos as Germany bow out

Late goals by Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane at Wembley put England into the quarter-finals and brought down the curtain on Joachim Loew's 15-year reign as Germany coach Germany midfielder Toni Kroos admitted the 2-0 defeat to England in the last 16 of Euro 2020 was a "bitter" pill to swallow as they rued their missed chances.Late goals by Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane at Wembley put England into the quarter-finals and brought down the curtain on Joachim Loew's 15-year reign as Germany coach.The visitors only had themselves to blame as Thomas Mueller missed a clear late chance, nine minutes from the end, when he fired wide with the goal at his mercy and England 1-0 up."This is very, very bitter," said Kroos. "We weren't effective enough and the 1-0 (when Sterling scored) changed ev...