England ended a 55-year wait to reach a major final after it overcame Denmark at Euro 2020 and the result dominated the front and back pages of the country’s newspapers on Thursday with most going on a similar theme to Daily Mirror’s splash: “Finally”.

England beat the Danes 2-1 in extra time to reach a first final since it won the World Cup in 1966, prompting the Daily Star to ask on its front page: “Is this the greatest dream ever?”, while the Independent led with, “The history-makers”.


“England are in a final — a final! — and these are the strangest, rarest, and most beautiful of words to write, read or even imagine,” Henry Winter wrote in The Times.

“For the first time since July 30, 1966, England will engage in a duel for a major honour. A final! Can 55 years of hurt really be about to end?”

There was plenty of praise for manager Gareth Southgate, who has carried…

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