They had to fight for victory against steely opponents – who had an inspired keeper in Kasper Schmeichel – especially after conceding their first goal of the tournament to Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning free-kick after 30 minutes.
But they replied quickly as Denmark Captain Simon Kjaer turned in Bukayo Saka’s threatening cross six minutes before the break.
The moment the nation has waited so long effectively arrived with Wembley’s giant screens showing 103 minutes and Captain Kane standing over a penalty after Raheem Sterling had been fouled by Joakim Maehle.
And in keeping with England’s long and tortuous history, it was not straightforward as the normally ice-cool Kane saw an awful penalty saved by Schmeichel – but the rebound fell at his feet for him to score. (BBC)