Italy win Euro 2020 on penalties

2345 Riot police can be seen breaking through crowds outside Wembley Stadium as fans sombrely leave the stadium.

Beer bottles are still being thrown and police still look to be on high alert as chants against Italy continue.

2340 The Metropolitan Police said there had been 45 arrests by officers policing the Euro 2020 final.

“We have made 45 arrests while policing today’s Euro 2020 final,” a statement said.

“A number of officers remain on duty, helping fans leaving Wembley or central London. We are there to look out for your safety.”

2330 The mood of England fans filing out of Trafalgar Square has changed following the Italy defeat.

Some supporters are swearing in the street, smashing bottles and overturning bins, following the game.

Some fans could be seen swearing and getting aggressive with each other.

Others are kicking and smashing the fences around the fan zone.

2327 Southgate took full responsibility for England’s failure from the spot.

“We prepared as well as we could for that and that’s my responsibility, I chose the guys to take the kicks,” he told ITV.

“No-one is on their own in that situation. We decided to make the changes right at the end of the game and we win and lose together as team.”

2325 Captain Kane was proud of the effort of the team.

Kane told the BBC: “The boys couldn’t have given more.

“Penalties are obviously are the worst thing in the world when you lose. It wasn’t our night but it’s been a fantastic tournament and we should be proud, hold our heads up high.

“Of course it’s going to hurt for a while but we are on the right track and hopefully we can progress from this next year.”

2314 Former England striker Michael Owen said on Twitter that the loss was “heartbreaking”.

“Heartbreaking. But this squad has a bright future and they’ve lifted the nation both on and off the pitch after a shocking year or so,” he wrote.

“Bring on the World Cup in Qatar.”

2311 In a tweet from the KensingtonRoyal account, the Duke of Cambridge congratulated the Italian football team on their win.

2308 Gary Neville told ITV: “The lads fell a little bit short but they should be so proud. Every single one of them has been outstanding through this tournament.

“We’ll have to look after the young lads (who missed penalties). They will need a cuddle. The whole nation is going to need cuddling.

“It was a massive struggle but it was always going to be a massive struggle. It was 50-50. Gareth has planned for penalties. He brought his subs on ready to go.”

2305 On Rashford and Sancho missing penalties after their late introductions, Alan Shearer said: “It’s a big ask to put players on with a minute to go and say ‘go and take a penalty’ when they’ve had no feel of the ball. You’re put in a position.”

Rio Ferdinand added: “That’s happened for years, the last five, four, three minutes, players go on as takers. Marcus Rashford is a recognised taker. It happens. We look down the years, the biggest and best players miss penalties. Big players of the past… Baggio… they’ve missed penalties.”

Lampard said: “You can’t over-analyse”, with Ferdinand adding: “I’ve seen seasoned players with hundreds of games under their belts turn away.”

2254 Italy have beaten England 3-2 on penalties to win the Euro 2020 final at Wembley. ITALY ARE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE

Jorginho had the chance to win it for Italy but Pickford got down to turn his spot-kick on to the post. However, Saka could not take advantage and his effort was saved by Donnarumma.

2253 Italy were on the brink of victory when Jadon Sancho, another player brought on for the shoot-out, saw his effort saved by Donnarumma.

2252 Federico Bernardeschi put Italy 3-2 up as he went down the middle.

2251 Marcus Rashford, with virtually his first kick of the match, hit the outside of the post after a stuttered run-up to leave it 2-2 after three kicks each.

2250 Bonucci made it 2-2 as he found the back of the net, just beating Pickford after a stuttered run up.

2249 Harry Maguire put the Three Lions 2-1 up with a perfect kick that rippled the roof of the net.

2248 Pickford put England into the ascendency with a low save from Andrea Belotti’s second kick for Italy.

2247 Harry Kane levelled with a fierce effort to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s right.

2246 Berardi took the first kick for Italy and sent Pickford the wrong way with his left-footed effort.

2240 The Euro 2020 final goes to penalties!

2219 Half-time in extra-time. Still 1-1. 15 minutes until penalties.

2213 England fans at Trafalgar Square erupted into loud cheers as Jack Grealish was brought on.

Supporters in the fan zone began chanting “Super Jacky Grealish” as the Aston Villa player ran onto the pitch.

The atmosphere became more positive and animated, with fans growing louder as the game went on.

Fans could be heard clapping every England move and booing every Italy one.

2212 Jack Grealish was brought on by Southgate in the ninth minute of extra-time, with Mason Mount making way.

2209 England started extra-time with renewed energy and Sterling broke into the box, but his cross was cut out and from the resulting corner Kalvin Phillips volleyed wide.

2204 Roy Keane said Southgate had to make better use of what he had available on the bench for extra-time.

“Stick or twist? They need one or two more changes, more energy in the team,” he told ITV.

2159 With the game going to extra time, fans in central London are buzzing with nervous energy during England’s clash against Italy.

The atmosphere is quieter than earlier, with most people’s attention fixed entirely on the screen.

2158 It was a tense six minutes of time added on, where Italy were camped in England’s half, but they could not force a chance and the game ended 1-1, with extra-time required.

2157 England and Italy will play extra-time in the Euro 2020 final, with the teams drawing 1-1 after 90 minutes.

2152 Six minutes of added time to be played.

2146 There was a blow for Italy five minutes from time as the dangerous Chiesa hobbled off with an injury.

2129 Italy’s deserved leveller came midway through the second half as Bonucci struck from close range following a corner. ITALY 1-1 ENGLAND

Marco Verratti snuck in at the far post and his header was tipped on to the post by Pickford, but Bonucci tapped home the rebound.

2123 Italy kept knocking on the door and Pickford was forced into his most testing save of the night. The Everton goalkeeper did brilliantly to get down low and keep out Chiesa’s shot.

2122 England fans have cheered as a barrage of missed chances fell Italy’s way.

Supporters in the Trafalgar Square fan zone cheered every block or defensive move from the Three Lions as the Italians made a number of chances.

Emergency service sirens can be heard in the area, as those based outside the fan zone chanted and let off flares.

2118 The game reverted to a similar pattern of Italian domination of the ball and Insigne fired an effort at Pickford from an acute angle as they continued to search for an equaliser.

2116 Italy attempted to change things and made their first substitutions nine minutes after the restart. Bryan Cristante replaced Nicolo Barella and Ciro Immobile made way for Domenico Berardi.

2114 Italy had a great chance as they won a free-kick in an inviting position, 20 yards out in a central position. However Insigne was well wide with his effort and England breathed again.

2112 In central London, England supporters continue to watch the match.

The area around Piccadilly Circus’ Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain is littered with broken glass, discarded cans, shopping bags and food packaging.

Leicester Square is littered with broken glass and rubbish, and a few people can be seen throwing up on the street.

Some people can be seen opening drinks and throwing rubbish onto the street.

2107 England had a shout for a penalty three minutes after the restart as Raheem Sterling went down after trying to go past Bonucci but referee Bjorn Kuipers waved away protests.

2103 Gary Neville said on ITV: “We raised our eyebrows a little bit this afternoon when we saw the team and the system come through but Gareth Southgate has proved to be absolutely spot on again.

“Chiellini and Bonucci have just been pulled around in that first half apart from the last 10 minutes.”

However, he sounded a note of caution adding: “They (England) just sat back a little bit in the last five or 10 minutes of that first half. Remember Croatia in 2018? They sat back and got pushed back.

“They have to be brave when they win the ball back and keep the ball and someone has to stay up the pitch – even Harry Kane has been going back there.”

2055 Alan Shearer was impressed by England’s first-half display. 

He told the BBC: “They have been absolutely fantastic. From the very first kick they put their stamp on the game. They pressed, harassed, closed them down, offered width, caused Italy all sorts of problems.

“What a goal it was – incredible. When we have had to defend they have defended so well. It’s all very, very positive up to now.”

2055 Fireworks have been set off in Trafalgar Square at half time.

Supporters in the fan zone began chanting It’s Coming Home.

2050 England survived a nervy four minutes of added time and managed to reach half-time with a one-goal lead, putting themselves 45 minutes away from history.

2035 Roberto Mancini’s side began to dominate possession. But England were defending compactly and managed to snuff out any danger as the game headed towards half-time.

2029 England fans are in waterproof coats after the rain began falling down in Trafalgar Square. Supporters have grown increasingly animated after the goal and have cheered every mistake by Italy.

2023 England continued to dominate at the 20-minute mark as they found space down both flanks. However, they lacked the quality in the final pass to allow them to create chances for further goals.

2019 Regarding the reports of stadium breaches, The Metropolitan Police said the force has been working with Wembley’s security staff to prevent further incidents at the stadium.

“Earlier this afternoon there was a breach of security at Wembley Stadium, which resulted in a small number of people getting into the stadium without a ticket. Officers worked closely with security officials to prevent any further breaches.

“We will also support action by Wembley Stadium officials to identify those without tickets and eject them.”

2007 England survived a scare in the seventh minute as Lorenzo Insigne sent a curling free-kick from 25 yards over the crossbar.

2002 England made a dream start and went ahead after only two minutes. Harry Kane spread the play out to Kieran Trippier and the wing-back’s cross was rammed home at the far post by Luke Shaw as Wembley went wild. ITALY 0-1 ENGLAND

2000 Despite the disturbances around the stadium, the final kicked off as scheduled.

1919 On the ugly incident where fans appeared to try to force their way into Wembley Stadium, the Metropolitan Police tweeted: “We supported the security teams at Wembley Stadium a short time ago with this incident. Wembley security officials have confirmed there was no security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium.”

1909 Southgate insisted his tactical change was more of an attacking move than a defensive one. “Italy cause you a tactical problem, they have a familiar way of playing and it is a problem which is difficult to resolve with a winger because he ends up defending in our own third of the pitch,” he told ITV.

“We want to keep our attacking players higher up the pitch, which we hope will cause them a problem higher up.”

1858 Trippier was determined to repay the faith the manager had shown in changing the formation to include him. “It worked against Germany and I just want to give the balance and try to create as much as we can,” he told ITV.

1841 England’s team showed the one change reported throughout the day, with Kieran Trippier called up in place of Bukayo Saka.

Southgate changed formation to a 3-4-3, with Kyle Walker moving into a three-man defence and Trippier playing right wing-back.

Manchester City forward Phil Foden was not fit enough to make the bench for the Three Lions after he picked up a knock against Denmark.

Italy named the same starting XI as the one that beat Spain in the semi-final after extra-time. Defender Leonardo Bonucci will play his 18th match at the European Championship, a record for his country as he overtakes Gianluigi Buffon.

1831 Not everything was jovial, however, with Wembley having to release a statement relating to an issue at the stadium’s perimeter: “We are dealing with an incident that occurred at the outer security perimeter area of the stadium, with support from police. Safety measures were quickly activated in the relevant areas and there were no security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium,” the statement read.

1829 England’s players were in good spirits as they arrived at Wembley around 6.20pm. Gareth Southgate’s squad then took in their surroundings with an amble on the turf, which received a partisan welcome from the fans already in the stadium.

1803 England’s players are making the journey from their Grove Hotel to Wembley Stadium.