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'Fantastic': Jamie Carragher left wowed by £225k-a-week Man City star's performance for England vs Netherlands

England have defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in the semi-final of Euro 2024.

Ronald Koeman’s side opened the scoring with an incredible long-range strike from Xavi Simons.

However, The Three Lions roared back with Harry Kane converting from the spot.

As the game seemed destined to head into extra-time, Ollie Watkins ran in behind the Dutch defence and scored an incredible last-gasp goal to send England into the final where they will face Spain on Sunday.

One Manchester City player stood out amongst many for the English, according to Jamie Carragher.

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Photo by Michael Regan – UEFA/UEFA via Getty ImagesJamie Carragher raves about Phil Foden

The player in question is Phil Foden, who arguably put in his best-ever display in an England shirt.

The £225,000-a-week man was unlucky not to get on the score sheet on two separate occasions — as his initial effort was cleared off the line by Denzel Dumfries and his rasping effort from distance struck the post.

The 24-year-old was taken off in the 80th minute alongside Harry Kane, as Cole Palmer and Watkins came on.

As England beat the Netherlands on Wednesday night, Jamie Carragher was full of praise for Foden.

Carragher wrote on X: “Foden and [Kobbie] Mainoo have been fantastic!”

Phil Foden arrived in an England shirt against the Netherlands

As Carragher rightly stated, Foden was excellent for England and arguably the best player on the pitch in the first half against the Netherlands.

The silky technician had a quieter second half, much like the Three Lions as a whole.

But it seemed like the six-time Premier League winner was determined to make his mark on the international stage and he did — emerging as a goal threat, dictating the game from deep and taking up intelligent positions.

Ahead of England’s 0-0 draw against Slovenia, Jermaine Jenas had advocated for Foden to be dropped.

But Gareth Southgate’s insistence of starting Foden in his side paid off in what will go down as one of the most memorable victories in England history.

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