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Euro 2020: Controversial Raheem Sterling Penalty Spoils England Vs Denmark Clash - WATCH

England are through to their first major final in 55 years, but their Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark was marred by a contentious refereeing call

Euro 2020: Controversial Raheem Sterling Penalty Spoils England Vs Denmark Clash - WATCH
Referee deemed England's Raheem Sterling was fouled by Denmark's Mathias Jensen and a penalty was awarded during their Euro 2020, semifinal match at Wembley stadium in London on July 7, 2021. | Screengrab: Twitter
Euro 2020: Controversial Raheem Sterling Penalty Spoils England Vs Denmark Clash - WATCH
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2021-07-08T21:47:33+05:30

Perhaps the first contentious refereeing decision of the European Championship went England's way.

Match Report | Football News

Raheem Sterling burst into the penalty area in extra time of the semifinal match against Denmark and appeared to lose his balance following a challenge by Joakim Maehle. The England winger eventually fell to the ground after a nudge from another Denmark player, Mathias Jensen.

The referee pointed to the penalty spot, the decision stood after a review by the video assistant referee and Harry Kane scored — off the rebound after the penalty was saved — to give England a 2-1 win and a spot in the Euro 2020 final.

READ: ENG Vs DEN - Statistical Highlights

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand said he cannot understand how such a big call was made at such a crucial moment.

“You can't pass by a decision that has so much influence on the game,” Hjulmand said. "I couldn't see that as a penalty.

“One thing is to lose a game ... but this is a disappointment. It's bitter.”

Denmark's players were also unhappy, surrounding referee Danny Makkelie after he blew for a penalty.

England coach Gareth Southgate said he hadn't seen a replay of the incident.

“There is VAR,” Southgate said, "so I assume they checked it and stuck with the referee's decision.”

The standard of refereeing has been widely praised during Euro 2020.

(AP)

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