Why England Were Awarded a Penalty Against the Netherlands

Harry Kane wins penalty vs Netherlands

England are through to the Euro 2024 final where they will meet Spain after defeating the Netherlands 2-1 in the semi-final. Harry Kane equalised from the penalty spot after Xavi Simons had opened the scoring, but the decision to award the spot kick has been described as ‘harsh’

Simons stunned the Three Lions with a long-range thunderbolt after driving past Declan Rice in the middle of the park. Gareth Southgate’s side fell behind for the third game running after seeing the wonder goal fly past Jordan Pickford.

However, that lead didn’t last too long as the referee pointed to the spot after a collision between Kane and Inter Milan wing-back Denzel Dumfries. There was a coming together between the two players after the England forward blasted a volley over the crossba

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