Harry Kane breaks record as he scores against Italy.

Harry Kane led the England team to a crucial 2-1 victory against Italy in their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. The match at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples, was full of drama, with Luke Shaw receiving a red card in the second half. But England managed to hold on to their lead and secure a much-needed victory.

Over 100 days ago, Harry Kane missed a crucial penalty in England’s World Cup quarter-final defeat to France. There were doubts over his ability to perform in high-pressure situations.

However, he put all those doubts to rest by displaying excellent composure and scoring the second goal for England just before half-time. Gareth Southgate’s side dominated the first half, and Kane scored in the 44th minute. He scored a penalty past Gianluigi Donnarumma.

It could have been 3-0 for England just after the break when Grealish was played through on goal, but his shot went wide. Italy immediately took advantage of the missed chance, and Mateo Retegui scored his first international goal to reduce the deficit to 2-1.

England’s task got harder in the 80th minute when Luke Shaw received his second yellow card for a foul on Retegui. Italy piled on the pressure, and England had to withstand a barrage of attacks in the final 10 minutes. But England’s defense held firm and they secured all three points.

The win was significant for England as they had not won away in Italy since 1961. Italy had also not lost any of their last 40 Euro qualifiers, making the victory even sweeter. Southgate’s 50th victory in charge was a much-needed response to England’s disappointing World Cup campaign before Christmas

With the top two teams from Group C qualifying automatically for Euro 2024, England’s victory puts them in a good position. They are now level at the top of the group with North Macedonia, who Beat Malta. England’s next match is at home against Ukraine, and a win there would put them in a solid position to qualify for the tournament.

One of the standout performers for England was Harry Kane, who became the country’s record goalscorer with his penalty. Kane has been in great form this season for Tottenham Hotspur, and his performance against Italy showed why he is a top performer striker in the world. His ability to score crucial goals in important games makes him an invaluable asset to England and Tottenham.

Another player who impressed me was Jack Grealish. He has been in excellent form this season, and his performance against Italy showed why he is one of the most thrilling players in the Premier League. Grealish was a constant threat to the Italian defense, and his ability to create chances for himself and his teammates was crucial in England’s victory. England’s defense also deserves credit for their performance.

They held firm against an Italian side that had scored 18 goals in their previous six matches. John Stones and Harry Maguire were solid in the center of defense, while Kieran Trippier and Luke Shaw provided width and defensive cover on the wings.

The red card for Luke Shaw was controversial in the match. Shaw received his second yellow card for a foul on Mateo Retegui, and there were some suggestions that Retegui had made the most of the challenge. However, the decision stood, and England had to play the final 10 minutes with ten men.

Despite the setback, England held on for a crucial victory. The win will give the team confidence heading into their next match against Ukraine. The team hopes to build on their performance against Italy and continue their impressive form in the qualifying campaign. England’s victory over Italy was a significant result.

The team showed that they have the quality and the resilience to compete against some of the best teams in Europe. With a talented squad and a manager who has shown that he can get the best out of his players, England hopes to go far in Euro 2024. The road ahead will be challenging, but if the team can continue to perform as they did against Italy, they will have a great chance of success.

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