*Three Lions by The Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel, and Frank Skinner rings out all around the country*
England are in a second successive major tournament semi-final – and they actually could win the whole thing!
Alright. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves too much, but it’s difficult given the thrashing the Three Lions gave Ukraine on Saturday night.
A 4-0 win in their quarter-final clash sealed a semi-final tie with Denmark at Wembley. It was a brilliant performance from Gareth Southgate’s men.
And the excitement set in well before kick off – Dean Ashton was probably better prepared than most of us…
That excitement soon turned into pure celebrations, as the Three Lions took just four minutes to open the scoring. And, blimey, weren’t the England faithful pleased it was Harry Kane…
And there wasn’t much shortage of praise for the assist-maker…
A 1-0 lead at half-time with a generally dominant performance left a lot to be pleased about for England – although some weren’t entirely happy and wanted more.
And we were even lucky enough to sneak a peek at Trent Alexander-Arnold’s new haircut during the break…not sure about it, though.
Anyway, back to the matter at hand. By the time it was time to sit back down for the resumption of play, the Three Lions had only gone and doubled their lead.
Harry Maguire put his huge head to use and finished emphatically from Luke Shaw’s whipped free kick.
Yes, thank you, Sir Barry Maguire.
The was no time to rest, though, Just three minutes later, captain Kane secured his brace and put England 3-0 up.
With Kane’s brace secured, the game was well and truly put to bed. There was still desire to press for more, though, and it paid off just after the hour mark.
Jordan Henderson of all people decided he wanted to get in on the act. Luckily his chance didn’t come form the penalty spot, but rather a Mason Mount corner – from which he was allowed a free header to make it 4-0
It was the Liverpool captain’s first for his country (finally), and people were pleased for him… especially in Liverpool.
There was a whole lotta love for the three goal scorers in general…
So, England go through to the Euro 2020 semi-finals with a resounding win. They’ll face Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday and they’ll go into that tie as favourites to make the final – there’s reason to feel optimistic.
Allow this one fan to explain where football is going this summer…