West Ham United's Declan Rice helps England defeat Germany to book place in Euro 2020 quarter-final

Declan Rice featured for England as they booked their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 thanks to a 2-0 win over Germany at Wembley Stadium. 

In front of 40,000, second half goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane secured the victory, with England facing either Sweden or Ukraine in the next round of the competition. 

Rice continued in his deep-lying midfield role for the Three Lions as Gareth Southgate changed his system for the contest at Wembley. The England boss elected to change from a 4-2-3-1 to a 3-4-3 to match the Germans. 

And eight minutes in the midfielder was in the thick of the action, as he brought down Leon Goretzka on the edge of the penalty area, receiving a yellow card in the process. The resulting effort from Toni Kroos was blocked well by the 22-year-old. 


Raheem Sterling had the game’s first chance as his well struck effort was tipped away by Manuel Neuer, before Harry Maguire tested the German shot-stopper from the resulting corner. 

Just before the half-time whistle, a huge opportunity went begging for the home side – Harry Kane was unable to round Neuer after some good work from Sterling. 

Jordan Pickford made a superb save soon after the second half began, tipping over a fierce shot from Kai Havertz. 

But Raheem Sterling once again found the back of the net for the Three Lions with 75 minutes gone, before Harry Kane rounded off England’s first win over Germany in a tournament knockout match since 1966. 

Rice was substituted in the 88th minute of the match after going down with cramp on the edge of the touchline. 

As the full-time whistle sounded, the part atmosphere began as England celebrated a victory over one of their closest rivals. 

England will now travel to Rome for their quarter-final match against either Ukraine or Sweden on Saturday 3 July at 8pm.