England fans baffled after Denmark went down to 10 men but ITV ‘didn’t notice’

As England defended their lead in the dying stages of extra-time against a weary Denmark side that had made five subs in normal time – ITV didn't spot that they had been reduced to 10 men.

Despite the hectic manner of the remaining minutes, those at home would have expected the commentary team of Sam Matterface and Lee Dixon to spot that the visitors had reduced numbers.

However, that wasn't the case, and it took around 10 minutes for viewers to be made away of the situation as England held onto the lead that Harry Kane gave them in extra time.

Having made the full allocation of five substitutions in normal time, Denmark boss brought Jannik Vestergaard off for Jonas Wind to make six – before Mathias Jensen was forced off injured.

One viewer said: "Hi @ITVSport I am still waiting for you to point out to your viewers that Denmark have 10 men since Jensen went off 7 minutes ago."

With another adding: "I particularly enjoyed how the commentator took ten minutes to realise Denmark were playing with 10 men."

A third continued: "Just the fact that I heard about Denmark being down to 10 men from the start of the second half of extra time from a danish friend when our commentators didn’t notice that for 11 minutes is shocking."

And a fourth concluded: "The #ITV commentary was truly awful, we didn’t know Denmark were down to 10 men in the second half of ET."

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Back to the action on the pitch, Gareth Southgate has been hailed by fans for going one step further than they managed at the 2018 World Cup.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I'm not sure what to think at the moment, I always felt we would get there tonight but I knew it might be a tortuous path.

"We've been so smooth through the knockout stages we knew we would have a hurdle to overcome. We knew Denmark are a great side, they had huge support with them.

"The great thing about this group of players is that they've had so many different experiences and found so many different ways to win matches that they didn't panic at the those moments, they withstood, they came back and clawed their way back into the game.

"In the end it's a wonderful evening for our fans, for our public and for our country."

Adding of the final: "This group of players have been fantastic to work with, their togetherness, those not in the team supporting their team mates, they deserve what's happening."

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