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Bellingham’s bicycle kick, Kane scores in extra time to guide Three Lions to quarterfinals!

England clinched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Slovakia in their Euro 2024 encounter, marked by late heroics and an intense finish that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.

The match began with Slovakia taking the lead in the 25th minute through a goal by Ivan Schranz, which they managed to hold onto for a significant portion of the game. England, despite dominating possession and creating chances, struggled to break through Slovakia’s defense.

The turning point came in the dying moments of regular time when Jude Bellingham scored a crucial goal in the 95th minute, leveling the score and forcing the game into extra time. This late equalizer revitalized England, who seized the momentum early in the extra period.

Harry Kane, England’s talismanic striker, secured victory just 50 seconds into extra time with a decisive goal, sending the English fans into jubilation. The 2-1 lead proved to be insurmountable for Slovakia, despite their resilient efforts throughout the match.

England’s coach, Gareth Southgate, faced criticism for his conservative approach during regular time, particularly for delaying substitutions that could have potentially altered the course of the game earlier. However, his team’s resilience and ability to capitalize in extra time ultimately secured their progression.

With this win, England advances to face Switzerland in the quarter-finals on July 6, 2024. The match promises to be another thrilling encounter as England seeks to continue their quest for Euro 2024 glory.

Goalscorers:

England: Jude Bellingham (95′), Harry Kane (91′extra time)

Slovakia: Ivan Schranz (25′)

Stay tuned for more updates as Euro 2024 continues to unfold.

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