The Netherlands came from behind against England to book their place in the UEFA Nations League final with a 3-1 win after extra time.

Marcus Rashford put the Three Lions ahead with a 32nd minute penalty after he himself had been brought down by Barcelona target Matthijs de Ligt, adding to his perfect record from 12 yards, with the Manchester United man yet to miss from the spot.

But De Ligt righted his wrongs in the 73rd minute and levelled the scores, and it’s no surprise that Memphis Depay was involved. The Lyon ace had been involved in each of his country’s last six goals, either scoring or assisting, and he extending that run to seven by teeing up the Ajax defender’s header with his corner.

John Stones then gifted the Netherlands their second. Dwelling on the ball as the last man, Stones moved towards his own area and ended up looking confused as he forced Jordan Pickford to react quickly to deny Memphis. On the rebound, Quincy Promes looked set to tap in himself, but Kyle Walker got the touch that bundled the ball in.

The Manchester City defenders continued to suffer, and it was again Stones who made a poor pass leading to the third. Playing a terrible pass to Ross Barkley on the edge of his own area, the Chelsea midfielder played his own poor ball that went straight to Memphis, from where he squared to Promes for the simplest of tap ins.

Portugal now await the Netherlands in Sunday’s final.

 

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