Fighting spirit propels England to Euro 2024 quarter-finals!

England edge past Slovakia in a dramatic finish! 󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

England secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Slovakia in a thrilling encounter to progress to the next round of the European Championship!

Slovakia took the lead in the 25th minute through Schlanz, but England responded magnificently. Bellingham equalized in stoppage time with a last-gasp effort, sending the game into extra time.

The drama continued as Kane rose to the occasion in the first minute of extra time, heading home the winner from a Toney assist. England held on for a crucial victory despite some late pressure from Slovakia.

Key Moments:

25th min: Slovakia 1-0 (Schlanz)
90+5th min: England 1-1 (Bellingham)
91st min (ET): England 2-1 (Kane)
Bellingham was a standout performer for England, driving their attacks and scoring a vital equalizer. Kane’s clinical header proved decisive in the end.

This victory keeps England’s Euro 2024 dream alive. They will need to improve their performance against tougher opponents in the upcoming rounds.

Southgate hails fighting spirit after England’s dramatic win: “Unbelievable character”

England manager Gareth Southgate spoke to the media after his side’s thrilling 2-1 victory over Slovakia in the Euro 2024 knockout stages.

Reporter: Gareth, a tense encounter but ultimately a vital win. Your thoughts on the game?

Southgate: Absolutely. It was a real test of character for us tonight. Slovakia came out strong and caused us problems early on. We weren’t at our best in the first half, but I’m incredibly proud of the way the lads responded.

Reporter: Bellingham was instrumental again. What did you make of his performance?

Southgate: Jude was fantastic. He never gave up, kept driving forward, and of course, his goal in stoppage time was a huge moment. He’s a special talent, and his energy is infectious for the whole team.

Reporter: And then there’s Harry Kane, the man for the big occasion with the winning goal in extra time.

Southgate: Harry is a world-class finisher, and he showed that again tonight. It was a great header from a perfect cross by Ivan Toney. We needed that bit of magic, and they delivered.

Reporter: Looking ahead to the quarter-finals, what areas do you think England needs to improve on?

Southgate: We definitely need to be sharper in the opening stages of games. We can’t afford to give teams like Slovakia a head start. But overall, the spirit and determination we showed tonight gives me great confidence for the next round. We’ll be ready for the challenge.

Reporter: Final words for the England fans?

Southgate: Thank you for your incredible support tonight! The atmosphere was electric, and it really helped us push through in those tough moments. We’re all in this together, and we’ll keep fighting for you.

Before the Slovakia match: Kane had 5 goals in the European Championship, not 6.
Against Slovakia: Kane scored 1 goal, making his total 6. This ties him with Wayne Rooney for second place in England’s European Championship goalscoring history.
Alan Shearer: Still holds the record with 7 goals.

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