UEFA Euro 2020: West Ham United's Declan Rice through to the final

Declan Rice started as England booked their place in the UEFA Euro 2020 final with a tense extra-time victory over Denmark.

The West Ham United midfielder once again featured in a central role alongside Kalvin Phillips as the Three Lions recovered from the blow of falling behind to Mikkel Damsgaard's free-kick to triumph 2-1.

Gareth Southgate's side kept their nerve and hit back swiftly after Damsgaard's exquisite strike fired the Danes in front on the half-hour.

Soon after the outstanding Raheem Sterling was denied by Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from close range, but six minutes before the break Wembley erupted at the equaliser.

Denmark's Simon Kjaer ended up putting the ball in his own net, but in truth there was little else he could do after Bukayo Saka crossed low and Sterling closed in behind him.

England began to take a firmer grip on proceedings as the second half drew on, but Denmark set up solidly and denied them the clear chances to eke out a winner in normal time.

The hosts' opportunity arrived twelve minutes into the extra 30. Sterling darted into space inside the box and was felled by Joakim Maehle's challenge.

Schmeichel dived to his left to parry Harry Kane's penalty, but the ball dropped back perfectly for the England captain to knock home and propel England to their first major tournament final for 55 years.

Now Rice - who has started all six of England's Euro 2020 games - and his Three Lions teammates are one step from immortality.