Euro24: England stars shine as Harry Kane and Ollie Watkins goals defeat Netherlands and seal final spot

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
Ollie Watkins (left) scored late to secure England's place in the Euro 2024 final.
Ollie Watkins (left) scored late to secure England's place in the Euro 2024 final. Credit: AAP

One of England’s stars has stepped up to the challenge and scored a last-minute goal to clinch a spot in the final against Spain at Euro 2024.

Scores were locked at 1-1 with the the Netherlands before Ollie Watkins nailed a stunner in the 90th minute leaving the Dutch reeling and English fans ecstatic.

English skipper Captain Harry Kane scored the initial goal to level the scores and England now progresses to play Spain in the final on Monday.

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Watkins, who came on for captain Harry Kane in a bold call by coach Gareth Southgate, turned and smashed a fierce shot into the bottom corner in the first minute of added-on time.

England will play Spain in the Berlin final and it will be the nation’s first title match on foreign soil, having won the World Cup in 1966 and lost to Italy in the Euro 2020 final - both times at Wembley Stadium.

In an open first half, Harry Kane’s 18th-minute penalty canceled out Xavi Simons’ brilliantly struck opener for the Dutch in the seventh minute.

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