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Euro 2020: England win over Ukraine most-watched live TV event of the year with 20.9m peak


England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine at Euro 2020 attracted a peak TV audience of 20.9 million, making it the most-watched live TV event of the year with 81.8% audience share.

Harry Kane, with two, Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson got the goals, as England’s men reached a first European Championship semi-final since 1996.

The match in Rome also pulled in 5.2 million live streams across BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website combined.

England face Denmark in the semi-final.

Victory would see England reach their first major tournament final since the 1966 World Cup.

Wednesday’s match at Wembley kicks off at 20:00 BST with Spain or Italy awaiting the winner in the final.

Spain’s match with Italy, a rerun of the 2012 final which the Spaniards won 4-0, will be live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Tuesday from 19:00 with kick-off at 20:00.

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