Euro 2024: Devon football star Ollie Watkins secures England's place in final

Ollie Watkins scored a 90th minute goal to secure England's place in the Euros final on Sunday
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England have just secured their spot in the Euros 2024 final this weekend - thanks to a last-minute goal from Devon star, Ollie Watkins.

The 28-year-old forward scored a goal in the 90th minute of the match on Wednesday evening, taking England 2-1 up against the Netherlands in Dortmund, Germany - with the team then successfully managing to fend off their rivals during the two minutes of added time.

The goal is the fourth career goal at national level for Torquay-born Watkins, who grew up in Abbotskerswell, just outside of Newton Abbot, and started his career at Exeter City's Academy at the U11 level, before later playing for Exeter City - scoring 10 goals for the team over 22 appearances in his first season in 2015-16.

Watkins was brought on as a substitute for Harry Kane in the 81st minute of today's Euros semi-finals match - scoring a goal less than 10 minutes after he came onto the pitch.

And fans have been left delighted after he helped the team through to their final match against Spain, which will kick off on Sunday at 8pm BST - with many stating that England manager, Gareth Southgate, ought to put Watkins in the starting line-up for the match.