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Euro2020: HT Italy 0-1 England

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Wembley erupts again as the referee blows for half-time. England haven’t done a great deal in attack since Luke Shaw’s dramatic early goal, truth be told, but then they don’t really need to, and they’ve looked comfortable at the back. A few things for Roberto Mancini to work out. England are 45 minutes from glory!

Bonucci, the best part of 30 yards out, looks for the top-left corner. He finds the top-left corner of the stand behind the goal.

Italy are pressing hard to find an equaliser before the break, but England are holding firm.

Italy’s best move of the match comes as Di Lorenzo makes good down the right and whips a low cross into the box. Immobile meets it, 12 yards out, with a first-time swivel towards the bottom right. Stones gets his backside in the way to block, then Verratti fires weakly at Pickford, who claims easily.

Kane loops a cross in from the right. Sterling is blocked on the edge of the box, allowing Donnarumma to come out and claim.  offers to help him up. Sterling isn’t having any of it, and waves him away with a frown. The first little bit of edge.

Kane loops a cross in from the right. Sterling is blocked on the edge of the box, allowing Donnarumma to come out and claim. Bonucci offers to help him up. Sterling isn’t having any of it, and waves him away with a frown. The first little bit of edge.

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