England player ratings - Chelsea 9/10 'sublime' but 'sloppy' Arsenal 5 as England defeat the Netherlands

Relief sweeps the nation as England defeat the Netherlands in 90 minutes to claim a place in the Euro 2024 final.

England have booked a place in the final of Euro 2024 with a 2-1 win over the Netherlands in an enthralling semi-final meeting in Dortmund on Wednesday night.

Gareth Southgate's men were shocked early on by the orange army as Xavi Simons pounced on a mistake by Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice to fire home a sublime shot from distance. The Gunners man wasn't helped by an England defence who backed off the Netherlands man.

The Three Lions weren't losing for long as Harry Kane won a controversial penalty with the VAR gods looking kindly over England. The former Tottenham Hotspur man slotted home confidently past Mark Verbruggen.

Both nations looked cagey after the break with the fixture calling out for a moment of brilliance. That came courtesy of Chelsea midfilder Cole Palmer putting through Aston Villa talisman Ollie Watkins, whose classy finish claimed the win with seconds left to play. Here’s how LondonWorld rated the England players.

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