England went into the blockbuster semi-final against Denmark at Wembley as comfortable favourites. Gareth Southgate’s side had not conceded a goal in any of their opening five games, being the only team to do so.
But the Scandinavian side started the encounter as the better side, scoring halfway through the first half through an incredible free-kick. Luke Shaw, who has been one of England’s best players at the tournament, fouled a Danish player on the edge of the box.
Southgate has been criticized for the mishap and fans on social media are now calling for the manager to make changes, with Jadon Sancho tipped to have a positive impact.
GET SAKA OFF AND GET SANCHO ON
— Saleha 🇵🇸 (@salehaa_xx) July 7, 2021
Grealish and Sancho needed ASAP
— RonaldoM (@RonaldMyambo) July 7, 2021
Saka and mount off
Sancho or rashford and Foden on
— 🏴 (@Lxbile6i) July 7, 2021
Better get on sancho n grealish mate
— S🇹🇳 (@sktunis1) July 7, 2021
Only Rashy and Sancho can save England
— mvulana mzuri (@4_Jackk) July 7, 2021
This game needs Grealish and Sancho
— Mr T.J (@toyintj) July 7, 2021
Despite Denmark taking the lead in the game, the Three Lions scored just before half-time to level the scores. Bukayo Saka, who was looking for Raheem Sterling in the box, forced an own goal from Simon Kjaer.