Harry Kane is sent FLYING into Gareth Southgate and collides with the England dugout during Switzerland quarter-final – before being hooked just moments later with penalties looming

Harry Kane was sent tumbling into the England dugout and collided with Gareth Southgate during their quarter-final clash with Switzerland on Saturday.

In the latter stages of extra-time, the England captain was battling for the ball with opposing defender Manuel Akanji before crashing into the Three Lions dugout.

The England captain was substituted off just minutes later after appearing to injure his leg in the bizarre incident, with Southgate attempting to prevent him from falling.

Luckily for England, manager Southgate was unscathed from the incident as he helped to soften the blow for Kane by sticking out his arm.

The incident came at a terrible time for England, with the scores level at 1-1 and penalties looming – with Kane being the side’s recognised penalty taker. 

Harry Kane (centre) was sent flying into the England dugout in their clash with Switzerland

England captain collided with manager Gareth Southgate during extra-time on Saturday

Southgate attempted to stop Kane from falling to the ground as he held out an arm for the captain

The England striker was forced off just minutes later as penalties loomed in the tie

Kane looked frustrated as he was forced to be replaced by Ivan Toney in Dusseldorf

Luckily for the Three Lions, England triumphed on penalties as they scored all five spot kicks thanks to Cole Palmer, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, Ivan Toney and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The late incident capped off a frustrating afternoon for the Bayern Munich star, who was kept quiet by the Switzerland defence throughout the match.  

During the game, Jamie O’Hara described Kane as England’s version of Cristiano Ronaldo as he slammed the Three Lions captain’s display.

He told talkSPORT: ‘He doesn’t look fit, he’s being lazy. He’s really annoying me.’

‘I’m worried that we’ve got a Ronaldo in the team, and that we have to play him.’

O’Hara wasn’t the only person to criticise the England captain during the first-half.

Bukayo Saka put a dangerous ball into the Switzerland box during the opening 45 minutes, though Kane didn’t appear to be too desperate in his attempts to get on the end of it. 

BBC commentator Alan Shearer said: ‘That is a good ball and Bukayo Saka has every chance to say, ‘where are you?’

Kane was pushed in the back by Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji in extra-time

England manager Southgate had no option but to remove the forward from the match 

‘Saka is waiting for someone to get into he box and Harry Kane doesn’t move at all really.’

The comparisons to Ronaldo are damning indictment on the England captain, as the Portuguese star struggled throughout Euro 2024.

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