Ukraine v England - UEFA Euro 2020: Quarter-final

The team celebrates after Jordan Henderson’s goal

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England have beaten Ukraine in the last 8 of Euro 2020 to progress to the semi-finals of the competition after what can only be described as a veritable thrashing.

Captain Harry Kane and Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire delighted fans with goals in their team’s quarter final showdown with Ukraine in Rome.

Understandably, England fans were stunned by the result, which takes England through to the team’s first European Championship semi-final for 25 years.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions had roared into the quarter finals with a 2-0 over Germany, but this performance was even more stunning, with Kane putting England in the lead within four minutes of kick-off.

Seconds into the second half, Maguire scored England’s second goal, before Kane scored his second of the night, taking it to 3-0. Jordan Henderson took the scoreline to a hefty 4-0.

England will now play Denmark in the semi-finals, after they beat the Czech Republic 2-1.

Here are some of the best reactions:

Ian Wright’s response deserves a section all of its own:

Fans were frankly so surprised by the scoreline that they found it hard to believe...

It all started with Kane’s early goal that got everyone very excited...

Although, for some, it was almost a TOO good start, with supporters admitting they weren’t used to feeling so, umm, relaxed about a crunch football game involving England, so soon after the first whistle...

Others said they couldn’t think about celebrating until England scored at least another goal. Soon after Kane put England in front, the term “please England” was trending on Twitter as fans begged the team for a second...

Clearly, the England team listened – and answered the pleas. Which prompted fans to celebrate hard...

Semi-finals here we come...

(Something in itself which prompted a few jokes...)

Is football ACTUALLY coming home?

We truly so.

hopeWell done, lads.

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