Watch Jude Bellingham’s classy reaction to heartbroken Netherlands stars after England’s insane last-gasp Euro 2024 win

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JUDE BELLINGHAM showed his good sportsmanship after England’s dramatic win against Holland.

The Three Lions overcame the Dutch in the semi-final at the Signal Iduna Park.

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Jude Bellingham showed his class after England beat Holland[/caption]

He went around consoling the Dutch players
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Ollie Watkins earned the plaudits as he fired home the winning goal in the 90th minute.

However, Bellingham, 21, starred after the final whistle as he made a classy gesture to the heartbroken Dutch stars.

He initially fell to his knees and was congratulated by Anthony Gordon and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The Real Madrid man was then spotted shaking hands and hugging each of his opponents.

He could be seen talking to the likes of Daley Blind, Stefan de Vrij, Bart Verbruggen, Virgil van Dijk and many others.

He ended his walk by consoling Dutch scorer Xavi Simons before running off to join in with the celebrations.

Bellingham was not the only England star that was seen checking on the defeated players.

Manchester United‘s Kobbie Mainoo was also thoughtful enough to offer help to De Vrij after he collapsed to the floor.

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Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale, Luke Shaw, Alexander-Arnold and Gordon could also be seen shaking hands with the Dutch.

The England players actions saw them earn plenty of praise from supporters on social media.

England's controversial penalty

By Mark Halsey

HARRY KANE was gifted a penalty by controversial referee Felix Zwayer.

If England had been on the receiving end of that decision, we would have been absolutely fuming.

The German official, previously banned for six months for his part in a match-fixing scandal, should not have been sent to the pitchside monitor by VAR Bastian Dankert.

Both Denzel Dumfries and Kane had their feet in the air as England’s captain got his shot away.

It was just a clash of legs and certainly NOT a ‘clear and obvious error’.
Once Zwayer went over to the monitor, we knew what was going to happen.

He is an excellent referee but we have seen that none of the officials seem mentally tough enough to stick with their original call.

I know some people will argue Dumfries was late to the tackle and it would have been a free-kick elsewhere on the pitch.

But it is a contact sport and it’s natural that there will be a coming together in instances like that.

Aside from the penalty award, Zwayer had a good game.

There were fears decisions would go against England because of Jude Bellingham’s previous comments about Zwayer.

Bellingham was fined £34,000 in 2021 for blaming Zwayer and his match-fixing past for Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 defeat to Bayern Munich.

But Zwayer was right to caution Bellingham for his reckless challenge on Stefan de Vrij in the second half.

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One posted: “A model of sportsmanship in victory.”

A second wrote: “I think this England team always show a lot of class.”

A third commented: “Southgate’s influence. Classy.”

A fourth said: “This is decent!”

Another added: “This is what a class act looks like. Role models.”

The Dutch had started the match the better of the two as Simons gave them the lead in the 7th minute.

Harry Kane levelled the match 11 minutes later from the spot after he won a controversial penalty.

And it was Watkins who was the hero as he fired in the winner in the final moments of the match.

The winning goal sent fans, players and coaching staff into wild celebrations.

Even England’s Dutch coach Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was swept up in the moment before realising it came against his native country.

Pundits Gary Neville and Ian Wright went wild in the ITV studio while Roy Keane remained his composed self.

England will face Spain in the Euro 2024 final on Sunday at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

The Spanish reached the final by dumping out France in the first semi-final 2-1.

Randal Kolo Muani had given the French the lead before goals from Lamine Yamal and Dani Olmo sent Spain through.

England ratings vs Holland

ENGLAND stormed into the final against Spain thanks to Ollie Watkins' last-minute strike in the 2-1 win over Holland.

It was a brilliant team performance, but how did each player rate?

SunSport’s Tom Barclay ran the rule over Southgate’s boys, and here’s how he rated them.

Jordan Pickford: 7

Bigger goalkeepers may have got a stronger hand to Xavi Simons’ early stunner – though that was being hypercritical. Solid stop to deny Virgil van Dijk after the hour.

Kyle Walker: 7

Looked re-energised after some lumbering displays and bombed on at times in the first half, despite his role on the right of a back three. Last-ditch tackle on Cody Gakpo was spot on.

John Stones: 7

Strong in possession. He looks to have benefited from regular game-time after rarely featuring for Manchester City in the last few months.

Marc Guehi: 6

Came back into the side after suspension ruled him out of the Switzerland game. Had an unenviable task of making the big man Wout Weghorst after the break.

Bukayo Saka: 7

Razor-sharp in the first half, winning tackles, making runs and dribbling the ball proficiently. Less of an impact after the break, had a goal ruled out for offside and was booked.

Declan Rice: 6

Lost possession for Simons’ thunderous opener but grew into the game, mopping up where necessary. Poor pass when Kane was open midway through the second half.

Kobbie Mainoo: 8

Was England’s youngest-ever player to play in a major-tournament semi-final, aged 19years 82 days, and had a stormer in the first half. Great bursts forward, vital tackles, and his interplay with Foden was a joy.

Kieran Trippier: 6

We all know by now that he is playing out of position, so again he was limited going forward and reliable defensively. Subbed at half-time for the more natural Shaw.

Phil Foden: 7

The first 45 minutes was by far and away his best half of the tournament. Thought he’d scored when his shot was cleared off the line by Denzel Dumfries, and cracked the post with a cracker. But was then surprisingly subbed.

Jude Bellingham: 5

Back at the ground where he made his name but struggled to make much of an impact on his old stomping ground. Fortunate it was not he that was subbed.

Harry Kane: 6

Won and dispatched the penalty to go joint top-scorer in the tournament with three goals. Had looked more mobile initially but still tired badly after the break and was taken off.

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Luke Shaw (for Kieran Trippier, half-time): 6

Looked assured for a man who has been out for so long.

Ollie Watkins (for Harry Kane, 81): 9 and STAR MAN 

Surprisingly given the nod over Ivan Toney as striker sub as Southgate looked for more pace in behind. Brilliant finish into the corner to win the game – you could not ask more from him.

Cole Palmer (for Phil Foden, 81): 7

Had his big chance in the final minutes but shanked it horribly wide – but then fed Watkins for his wonderful winner.

Gareth Southgate: 8

His switch to a back three against Switzerland helped dig out the win there, and here it had his team finally playing some great football in the first half. The team went into their shells again as the game wore on and you feared the worst – but you have to say his decision to bring on Ollie Watkins was a masterstroke. 

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