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Euro 2021: Controversial penalty kick for England: Was there even contact? Another ball on the field?

eNijland booked his place in the Euro 2020 final in controversial circumstances on Wednesday as he needed a penalty in overtime to beat Denmark 2-1.

Raheem Sterling scored 1-1 in the 102nd minute in London to earn a penalty, although it was a soft decision that Denmark was right to be upset. Although the VAR briefly examined an incident that appeared to have had little – if any – contact, it remained.

Match referee Danny McKelley had no word from the VAR that the decision should have been overturned, and Harry Kane eventually turned to rebound after seeing the same penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Another controversy over the goal

When Sterling reached the penalty area and before making his way into the area, it appeared that there was another ball on the field and only a meter or two from Sterling and the match ball was in use.

Then social media exploded in the immediate aftermath, talking about how Gareth Southgate’s team stole a spot in the final.

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