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Harry Kane has yet to find the net at Euro 2020 (Nick Potts/PA)

Harry Kane has yet to find the net at Euro 2020 (Nick Potts/PA)

Harry Kane has yet to find the net at Euro 2020 (Nick Potts/PA)

England may have topped their Euro 2020 group and made it through to a last-16 clash against Germany on Tuesday, but the statistics they have served up in the competition so far make for grim reading.

Gareth Southgate's side went into the tournament as favourites to lift the trophy with some odds-makers, as they selected a squad loaded with attack-minded players performing at the highest level across Europe for their club sides.

Yet the opening three games have fallen flat for England, with captain Harry Kane getting just one shot on target in matches against Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic.

Overall, England have managed just five shots on target in their three games, with already eliminated Finland (3) and North Macedonia (2) below them in that table.

England have only scored two goals and that means they are the lowest scoring side to make it through to the last-16 of the competition.

They are also lagging behind their rivals in the shots off target stats, as they have had just 14 misplaced efforts at goal and are 12th out of 24 teams in that calculation.

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Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game against the Czech Republic. Photo: Neil Hall (Getty Images)

Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game against the Czech Republic. Photo: Neil Hall (Getty Images)

Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game against the Czech Republic. Photo: Neil Hall (Getty Images)

Raheem Sterling has been England's most productive player with two goals and three shots off target, with their most impressive statistic coming at the other end of the field.

Alongside Italy, they are the only team yet to concede a goal at Euro 2020, but their possession stats and passing accuracy is well behind the leading nations so far.

That will need to change if England are to get the better of a Germany side that has scored six goals so far, with Holland leading the way with eight goals from their opening three matches.

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