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06th Jun 2019

Calamitous extra-time goals see England lose to the Netherlands

Simon Lloyd

Ronald Koeman ‘s side beat England 3-1 after extra-time in Guimarães

England’s hopes of winning the inaugural Nations League are over after defeat to the Netherlands in the semi-final.

Gareth Southgate’s men had taken the lead after half an hour from the penalty spot. Marcus Rashford stepped up to convert the spot-kick after being brought down by Matthijs de Ligt.

It remained 1-0 until the 73rd minute, when De Ligt atoned for his earlier mistake by heading home a corner for a Dutch equaliser.

England thought they’d scored a winner in the dying minutes of the 90 minutes, only for Jesse Lingard’s ‘goal’ to later be ruled out by VAR.

The Dutch took control in extra-time, helped by the mix-up which eventually saw Kyle Walker divert the ball into his own goal.

Any hopes of an England revival were killed off in the second half of extra time when Quincy Promes capitalised on a misplaced pass from Ross Barkley.

Ronaldo Koeman’s side will now play hosts Portugal on Sunday to decide the competition. England will face Switzerland earlier in the day to decide the third-place play-off.