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Harry Kane Gives Declan Rice A Classic Chokehold During Harry Maguire Goal Celebration Against Ukraine

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Harry Kane Gives Declan Rice A Classic Chokehold During Harry Maguire Goal Celebration Against Ukraine

You'll struggle to find a more passionate footballer than Declan Rice.

The West Ham man is always one of the first to join a goal celebration, but he got more than he bargained for when England scored their second in Saturday's 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-final of Euro 2020.

Rushing over to congratulate Harry Maguire on his towering header that made it 2-0, the pair are joined by Harry Kane who - unknowingly - gets Rice in a classic chokehold by wrapping his arm around his teammate's neck.


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As the video shows, Rice is clearly in some discomfort but once Kane's arm is removed, the midfielder recovers his composure to recommence the revelries in front of the England fans.

The man himself responded to the incident after the match, tweeting: "Why always me?"

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The Three Lions' victory at the Stadio Olimpico set up a semi-final with Denmark at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.



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Rice, who has established himself as a mainstay for England, enjoyed a strong performance and came close to scoring in the 33rd minute with a thumping effort that was palmed away by Ukraine goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan.

Rice also raised a smile during Tuesday's last-16 win over Germany when he was hit with cramp in his right leg - causing him to dramatically fall to the ground - as he tried to join in the celebrations when Kane headed in England's second.

Meanwhile, Rice has reportedly turned down two contract offers from West Ham and wants to be informed of any bids amid interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.

If he is to stay at the London Stadium, the 22-year-old wants a deal that sees him match the wages of high earners such as Andriy Yarmolenko.

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However, Rice does have a further three years on his current contract with an option for a fourth and West Ham are determined to hold on to their prize asset.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has repeatedly said that it would take "Bank of England money" to pry Rice away from the club.

Moyes said: "Bank of England money would be required, and you might even need to add Bank of Scotland on to that as well because he has been so good."

Topics: England, Declan Rice

Thomas Harvey
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