‘Proud’ Gary Lineker leads the praise for Gareth Southgate’s England after superb win over Ukraine sent them into the semi-finals of Euro 2020… as Piers Morgan insists ‘it’s coming home’ ahead of huge Wembley clash with Denmark
- England beat Ukraine 4-0 on Saturday to move into the Euro 2020 semi-finals
- The Three Lions crushed Andriy Shevchenko’s side thanks to a Harry Kane brace
- Celebrities reacted with delight on social media following England’s triumph
- Ant and Dec, Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan led the praise for the national team
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan led the praise for Gareth Southgate’s England, who moved into their first European Championships semi-final in 25 years by thrashing Ukraine.
The Three Lions marched into the final four of the competition – where they will play Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday night – by winning 4-0 thanks to a brace from captain Harry Kane, a Harry Maguire header and a fourth from substitute Jordan Henderson.
Legendary England striker Lineker, who presented the BBC’s coverage of the clash on Friday night, admitted he was proud of the national team and challenged the players to ‘keep it going’.
Celebrities exploded with joy on social media as England beat Ukraine 4-0 to progress to the Euro 2020 semi-finals
Gary Lineker claims all the England players should be ‘proud’ of themselves after the victory
Lineker tweeted: ‘Very proud of our @England football team. They’re a credit to themselves, their families, their sport and their country, both on and off the pitch. Well played and keep it going, lads.’
Morgan, meanwhile, revealed he was struggling to contain his excitement and remain grounded following the 4-0 victory, which is England’s biggest ever win in a European Championships knockout game.
He tweeted: ‘I’m trying to stay calm. I’m failing. It’s coming home.’
Lineker and Piers Morgan led the praise for Gareth Southgate’s side on Saturday evening
The Three Lions took the lead early through Kane’s fourth-minute goal before Maguire headed home a minute into the second half.
Then a second Kane goal and a Jordan Henderson header sealed England’s progression to the semi-final.
England will now play Denmark on Wednesday at Wembley, with the final taking place in north west London as well.
Comedian Rob Beckett, whose wild celebrations were shared wildly on social media after the Three Lions beat Germany in the round of 16 last Tuesday, revealed he will be attending Wembley for the last four clash and is extremely excited.
Jesse Lingard and Ant and Dec were other celebrities to praise England’s display in Italy
Beckett posted: ‘I’m going to the semi finals of the Euros at Wembley and I’m going to lose my f****** marbles. Bucket hat on my head and up my a***. Come on England!’
Meanwhile, legendary TV presenters Ant and Dec tweeted: ‘Oh boy. Hard not to get carried away innit!? #Euros2020 #ItsComingHome’
England internationals past and present also tweeted their delight in seeing England go comfortably through to the Euro 2020 semi-finals.
Jesse Lingard, who was cut from the extended squad named by Gareth Southgate at the start of the summer, claimed football is coming home when Kane scored his second and England’s third.
The Manchester United midfielder tweeted: ‘3-0 , 100 percent coming home’
Other celebrities also took to Twitter to reveal their delight in England winning the last eight tie
Meanwhile, former goalkeeper David Seaman – who was the penalty shootout hero as England reached their last European Championships semi-final in 1996, tweeted: ‘This is amazing, this is fantastic, what a game!!!’
England Euro 96 hero Darren Anderton added: ‘Well done @England on a great win. Getting better and better. Keep it going lads #ItsComingHome’
Boxing icon Tyson Fury, who is preparing for a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder later this month, posted: ‘iv not seen a beat down over Ukraine like this since Düsseldorf 28 November 2015’
The Gypsy King was referring to when he picked apart Wladimir Klitschko that night, dominating the score-cards and winning by unanimous decision.
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