Watkins' late goal sends England into Euros final

England 2-1 Netherlands (Jul 10, 2024) Game Analysis

Jul 10, 2024 by ESPN

Key Facts

  • Substitute Ollie Watkins scored a stoppage-time winner to send England through to their second successive European Championship final on Wednesday as they finally turned on the style to beat Netherlands 2-1 on a memorable night in Dortmund, Germany.
  • "It's taken a lot of hard work to get to where I am today and grateful that I got the opportunity -- and I've grabbed it with both hands, and I'm delighted.
  • England were desperately close to a second score five minutes later when Phil Foden brilliantly skipped through a series of tackles almost to the line, and when he finally dug out a shot, Dumfries was on hand to clear it off the line.
  • It was a scarcely believable transformation as the team who barely mustered a shot against Slovenia, Slovakia and Switzerland sent in crosses high and low, attempted probing through balls and even had a couple of backheels in the box while forcing Bart Verbruggen into three sprawling saves.

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