England produce dramatic comeback against Slovakia to book Euro 2024 quarter-final spot


England survived a scare to book their place in the quarter-finals at Euro 2024 after beating Slovakia 2-1 in extra-time.

Gareth Southgate’s team fell behind in the 25th minute when Ivan Schranz put Slovakia into a shock lead and they looked to be heading out of the tournament as the game went into injury time.

However, Jude Bellingham produced a moment of brilliance to score a stunning equaliser with seconds to spare and send the last-16 tie to extra-time.

England's Jude Bellingham scores their first goal. Pic: Reuters
Jude Bellingham scores their first goal. Pic: Reuters

Captain Harry Kane put England in the lead early in the first half of extra-time and they held on, despite some nervy moments.

England looked disappointing in the first half, failing to score and picking up multiple yellow cards.

After half time, manager Gareth Southgate failed to make any changes to his squad but there were more attempts to score.

Phil Foden’s goal was disallowed by VAR, however, and Declan Rice’s attempt came off the post.

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Southgate’s side now faces Switzerland in the Euro 2024 quarter-final on Saturday.

Were they to reach the last four, they would then play in a semi-final on Wednesday 10 July.

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