BURY’S Kieran Trippier believes “fearless” England took a huge step closer to winning Euro 2020 as they beat Germany in the last-16 on Tuesday evening.

Second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane wrapped up a 2-0 win at a raucous Wembley to set-up a quarter-final date with Ukraine.

That tie will take place in Rome on Saturday night with both semi-finals and the July 11 final back under the Wembley arch.

Beating old foes Germany for the first time in knockout football since the 1966 World Cup final – as well as recording England’s first win outside of a group stage at the European Championship in 25 years – required a strong team performance.

“I thought we were fearless throughout the game, from start to finish," Trippier said.

"We knew we had to match them up man for man because they are a fantastic team and you have to give them a lot of respect.

“It was just about being clinical, we knew they were going to press us and it was about how we managed the ball and I think we did it very well at times.

“At times, okay we were sloppy and they had a couple of counter-attacks and could have scored but it is about being clinical and we certainly were.

“I thought everybody was unbelievable today. It shows how important subs are, you see Jack (Grealish) come on and get an assist and it just shows that everyone has to be be ready.

“We had people who weren’t on the bench today but they are working tirelessly every single day in training and they deserve a lot of credit because it is a team effort.

“Everyone deserves credit for how we have handled ourselves across the tournament.”