England have beaten Ukraine in their Euro 2020 quarter-finals in Rome, winning 4-0 to set up a semi-final showdown with Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.
Harry Kane gave Gareth Southgate’s team the perfect start, rushing into Raheem Sterling’s direct pass and shooting past Georgiy Buschan with just four minutes left. Declan Rice slapped the Ukrainian goalkeeper’s palms from afar, while Roman Yaremchuk forced Jordan Pickford to make a smart save at his near post.
Ukraine finished the first half strong, but were impressed by two quick goals from England after the restart, both prepared by Luke Shaw. First, the left-back swing on a perfect free kick for Harry Maguire to head home in the 46th minute. Four minutes later, Shaw crossed for Kane to score his second with a downward header.
With the game nearly over as a competition, Southgate made trades with Jordan Henderson, Kieran Trippier, Jude Bellingham, Marcus Rashford and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Henderson added a fourth, his first goal for England, heading home on a Kalvin Phillips free kick after 63 minutes to complete the win.