Denmark No1 Kasper Schmeichel has laser pen shined in face but still SAVES England ace Harry Kane’s penalty
KASPER SCHMEICHEL saved Harry Kane’s extra-time penalty – despite having a LASER pointed at his eye.
England recovered from a goal down to force an additional 30 minutes following Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning first-half opener.
Raheem Sterling put the pressure on Simon Kjaer from Bukayo Saka’s cross, with the Denmark captain only able to bundle the ball into his own net moments before the break.
And it was the lively Sterling who once again wreaked havoc in extra time as he won a penalty shortly before the end of the first 15-minute period.
After a quick VAR check, England captain Kane stepped up to take the spot-kick.
Kane saw his effort well saved by Leicester ace Schmeichel, before thumping home the rebound to send England to the final.
But after the game, footage emerged which showed a green laser flickering across the Danish stopper’s face, with a fan seemingly looking to distract him.
A steely-faced Schmeichel – who poked fun of England’s lack of major tournament success on Tuesday – was able to focus on Kane and the ball.
The Dane dived expertly to his left to keep out the England skipper’s effort.
Unfortunately for him, his parry fell right to the feet of the Tottenham star, who was able to blast the ball into the net to spark wild celebrations at Wembley.
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But Kane’s penalty sparked yet more controversy after it was later revealed the spot-kick should NOT have been awarded.
As Sterling weaved his way into the penalty area, he dribbled past a second ball on the pitch.
Referee Danny Makkelie either missed the incident or decided the second ball was not interfering with play as the attack continued.
But the Dutch official would have been within his right to halt play and bring the move back for a drop ball.
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