England under-21s through to European Championship final

England's under-21s beat their Swedish counterparts 5-4 on penalties to reach the finals of the European Championships after the two teams had drawn 3-3 after extra-time.

Stuart Pearce's side raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from defenders Martin Cranie, Nedum Onuoha and an own goal from Sweden skipper Mattias Bjarsmyr. But just when it seemed that England were cruising into the finals the hosts came storming back.

Gamla Ullevi scored to give Sweden a lifeline before Marcus Berg and Ola Toivonen also got on the score-sheet to complete a remarkable comeback. When Fraizer Cambell was sent off for his second yellow card in extra-time it looked as if things would turn sour for England.

But goalkeeper Joe Hart ended years of penalty shootout heartbreak for England saving and scoring a penalty to secure a place in the final. Unfortunately the Manchester City keeper was booked during the shoot-out and will miss Sunday's showdown against Germany.

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