Gareth Southgate has gone with Bukayo Saka in attack for Englands Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark after he missed Saturdays win over Ukraine with Jadon Sancho missing out
Bukayo Saka has returned to the starting XI for Englands semi-final against Denmark at Wembley tonight.
TheArsenalstar had been struggling with a knock and missed out on Saturdays win over Ukraine in Rome with Jadon Sancho filling in.
TheManchester Unitedbound winger will drop back to the bench in what is the only change made by Gareth Southgate.
Throughout Euro 2020 the England manager has kept fans and rivals guessing when it comes to his line-ups.
But after such an impressive win in their quarter-final there was always going to be a reluctance to change things.
England are yet to concede a goal in their five matches so far and Jordan Pickford will continue to command a back four of Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, John Stones and Kyle Walker.
Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice have also been crucial cogs in front of the defence and again start.
Mason Mount, who has been forced to self-isolate during the tournament, also starts in midfield.
Saka returns to form a front three alongside Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.
Tonight sees England play in a first European Championship semi-final since 1996, which was also at Wembley.
On that occasion they lost on penalties to Germany and Southgate was keen to point out that the countrys history is not as illustrious as some would like to believe.
We dont have as good a football history as wed like to believe sometimes, he said.
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These players are making massive strides and breaking barriers all the time. We have broken barriers in this tournament and we have another opportunity to do that.
We have never been to a European Championship final so we can be the first, which is really exciting for everybody.
England will go into the contest as firm favourites, but Denmark will still offer a stern test.
The Three Lions were also well fancied to see off the Ukraine on Saturday and Southgate insists they have no issue living with the pressure.
He said: Weve had expectation all the way through - the opening game, the game against Scotland, the Germany game - but weve never been to a final.
If we had to match what had gone before then there might be more pressure. Denmark have won this before, so perhaps they have the pressure to replicate that.
Harry Kane, who has scored three times in his last two games, also brushed off any fears regarding pressure.
He said: Whenever you are an England player stepping out into a major tournament every game is a high-pressure situation, I spoke after the Germany game about the pressure that was on us as a team to perform.
We came through that well and, the further you go, we were expected to win the Ukraine game.
But you still have to go out there and perform under that pressure. Its part and parcel of major tournament football.
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