Many England supporters were not born the last time England faced Germany in the European Championships.
Back then, before a bumper Wembley crowd at the Euro 1996 semi-final stage, England’s quest for silverware ended in disappointment as defender Gareth Southgate saw his sudden-death penalty saved, and Germany advanced to the final.
On Tuesday, Southgate, now managing the national team, reacted with his customary composure as his side went ahead.
Some 40,000 supporters inside the stadium, many wearing the colours of the home nation, roared as their team went ahead thanks to Londoner Sterling’s third goal of the tournament in the 75th minute.
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