10 stats to sum up Maguire and Shaw's influence

Thursday 08 July 2021 11:48

Two Manchester United players were front and centre of England’s victory over Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final on Wednesday night.

Although Harry Kane scored the winning goal and attackers Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka were instrumental in Simon Kjaer putting the ball into his own net, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire once again impressed.

The pair have played every minute for the Three Lions in the knockout stages of this tournament and are now just one game away from matching Reds legends Bobby Charlton and Nobby Stiles in lifting a major trophy with England.

Here are 10 key stats – five each – that sum up just how inspirational Luke and Harry were against the Danes…

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The 25-year-old’s positive approach in possession was demonstrated as he attempted exactly 100 passes. Kyle Walker was next highest with 97.

Luke completed 12 passes into the box at Wembley, which is the most by any England player in a match at Euro 2020.

As tenacious a presence on the left flank as he is for United, Shaw made the joint-most tackles (3), along with Kalvin Phillips.

He also topped the charts for loose ball recoveries, managing 15.

Only one England man had more touches of the ball than Luke’s 107. Scroll down to find out who…

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It was Harry! The centre-back touched the ball 109 times and was an indomitable presence as the Three Lions regularly looked to build from the back.

Maguire wasn’t just good on the ball – he made more interceptions (5) than any of his team-mates.

Our no.5 contested 20 aerial duels during the match, winning 17 of them as Danish attackers Martin Braithwaite and Kasper Dolberg struggled to get into the game.

Only Kane and Sterling had more shots on target than Maguire (2).

Harry is one of 10 players to have won every game in which they’ve played at the tournament, along with Kyle Walker, Bukayo Saka, Kieran Trippier (England), Leonardo Spinazzola, Francesco Acerbi (both Italy), Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata, Eden Hazard (Belgium) and Taras Stepanenko (Ukraine).

Stats courtesy of Statman Dave and FBRef.com.