Euro 2020: England to play Ukraine in quarter-finals after 2-0 victory over Germany at Wembley

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England will play Ukraine in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 after defeating Germany 2-0 at Wembley.

Ukraine beat Sweden 2-1 on Tuesday night, with the winning goal coming in the final minute of extra time.

The match had seemed destined for penalties with several shots hitting the woodwork of the goal and 10-man Sweden appearing as if they would hold out until the end, but as the game edged into three minutes of added time, substitute Artem Dovbyk headed in a cross from Manchester City's Oleksandr Zinchenko from close range.

Fans across the country celebrate as the final whistle goes, marking England's victory over Germany

The two teams will face off for a place in the semi-finals in Rome on Saturday at 8pm.

England were victorious at Wembley after Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling and Tottenham striker Harry Kane struck twice within 11 minutes of each other following a tense first half, giving England the platform to see off Germany and secure a memorable victory in the last-16 tie.

ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott explains why England making it four games in the tournament with a clean sheet is exceptional

Eased coronavirus restrictions meant 43,000 England fans and 1,800 German fans attended the game and although Wembley was only at half-full, the roaring home crowd made it sound as if the stadium was at full capacity.

Germany saw a lot of the ball during the first 10 minutes of the game, with England committed to the chase.

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West Ham midfielder Declan Rice found himself in the referee's book within the first eight minutes of the match.

With the away team breaking through the defence, he earned himself a yellow card from Dutch referee Danny Makellie for fouling midfielder Leon Christoph Goretzka.

In the 17th minute, Raheem Sterling - who scored both of England's goals in the group stage - took on Germany's keeper Manuel Neuer, who made a spectacular save in the first of the match's action.

Germany's Robin Gosens and England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Credit: PA

Moments before the half-time whistle, Sterling burst clear into the box before being challenged. Picked up by captain Harry Kane, his heavy touch allowed the German backline to recover.

England avoided early disappointment at the start of the second half, with keeper Jordan Pickford making a fine save, tipping Germany's Kai Havertz's piledriver over his crossbar.

With England struggling to open up Germany's defence, crowds erupted when Gareth Southgate turned to his bench to bring on Jack Grealish.

In the 75th minute, Raheem Sterling struck again for England, putting the Three Lions up by 1-0.

"It's a result that can build belief." - Manager Gareth Southgate reacts to 2-0 victory.

Harry Kane finally scored for the first time in the tournament, scoring a second goal for England with five minutes remaining.

Southgate reacted with his customary composure as his side went ahead.

Speaking to ITV Sport after the game, Southgate said his team's "performance... can builld belief".

"Our country, like many others, have been through a lot in the last year so to give everybody a day like today is really special," he added.

Meanwhile, Harry Kane stressed the need to focus on the next game. He said: "I'm speechless. It's an amazing day and an amazing game. Performance was top drawer - another clean sheet. We'll enjoy it but we've got another game on Saturday. So, let's get ready for that."

The crowds erupt in Manchester as the final whistle blows.

There were a host of famous faces in the crowd.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended their first England game together and brought their eldest son Prince George to cheer on the team.

The royal youngster, dressed in a smart navy blue jacket, shirt and tie, joined his parents at Wembley for the first time.

William is President of the Football Association.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with son Prince George during the UEFA Euro 2020 round of 16 match at Wembley. Credit: PA

David Beckham and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran also watched on as England took on Germany.

Also among the fans showing their support at Wembley were David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, who topped the charts twice with the iconic Three Lions.

The duo posed for a photo together in the stands, grinning broadly after the final whistle.

Fans who weren't at Wembley took to social media to cheer on England.

Downing Street released a video of Prime Minister Boris Johnson cheering as Raheem Sterling scored the first goal of the match in the Euro 2020 quarter-final qualifier.

“We’re all behind you – bring it home!” he tweeted.