In a half-filled Wembley that sounded louder than ever, England’s players secured a historic, morale-boosting victory against Germany last night and progressed to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.
The Wembley crowd roared the Three Lions to what is only their second ever European Championship knockout triumph. Consequently, they were rewarded with a clash against Ukraine in Rome on Saturday night.
In the biggest match on home soil since Euro 96, England struck twice – first Raheem Sterling and then Harry Kane with ‘Football’s Coming Home’ echoing around Wembley. Gareth Southgate will want to remember this win as much as he’d like to forget his missed penalty at the semi-final stage 25 years ago but his dreams of becoming European champions are still alive.
“I think the players were immense,” England manager Southgate said. “Right the way through the team they were immense.” Lastly, Gareth thanked those watching: “The fans in the stadium, were also incredible. I’ve been here with a full house and not heard it anywhere near the levels that the crowd found today.”
Could it be coming home?