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Result: Harry Kane fires England into Nations League semi-finals

Result: Harry Kane fires England into Nations League semi-finals

England score twice in the final 15 minutes to come from behind and beat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley, sealing their place in the Nations League semi-finals.

England have come from behind to beat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley and book their place in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League.

Gareth Southgate‘s side looked on course for relegation when Andrej Kramaric gave Croatia the lead shortly before the hour mark – a goal which would have also sent Croatia through to the semi-finals.

However, Jesse Lingard levelled things up in the 78th minute before captain Harry Kane completed the turnaround seven minutes later to bring a victorious end to a memorable 2018.

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England dominated the vast majority of the first half, but it was Croatia who created the first chance after less than two minutes when Jordan Pickford‘s mistake saw the ball land at the feet of Ante Rebic, who could only fire over with the keeper out of position.

It was a rare moment of attacking note for the visitors in the first half, though, and England created the bulk of the chances within a 15-minute spell during the opening period.

The first of those saw Harry Kane release Raheem Sterling down the right channel, but the Manchester City winger was denied by Lovre Kalinic when he only had the keeper to beat.

The resulting corner provided an even better chance, though, with John Stones flicking the ball to an unmarked Kane, who got his finish all wrong from close range and could not turn the ball home.

More to follow.

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