England reached the quarter-finals of the European Championship with a 2-0 win over rivals Germany after Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane scored second-half goals at Wembley on Tuesday. Notably, this is the first time since the 1996 World Cup final that England have defeated Germany in the knockout match of a major tournament.

In the first half, both teams tried hard but weren’t able to score. There were chances but both the goalkeepers ensured no goal was scored. The intense first witnessed a gripping game but both England and Germany kept their hopes in the Round of 16 match.

However, England took the lead in the 75th minute when Luke Shaw squared the ball from the left flank to find Sterling, who had started the move and finished it with a tap-in from the edge of the six-yard box as the home crowd erupted.

Kane scored the second in the 86th minute when substitute Jack Grealish crossed the ball and the England captain rushed in to beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and nod home. With this, Kane equalled Wayne Rooney’s record of seven goals scored at major tournaments for England.

Earlier, England keeper Jordan Pickford did well to keep out Timo Werner before tipping over a stinging volley from Kai Havertz. At the other end, Mats Hummels denied Kane with a last-ditch clearance just before halftime.

England will play either Sweden or Ukraine, who meet later on Tuesday in Glasgow in the final last-16 match.

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