Luke Shaw chasing David Beckham record at Euro 2020 after stunning Ukraine display

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Luke Shaw is in hot pursuit of a record held by David Beckham after his sublime performance in England's drubbing of Ukraine.

The Three Lions ran out 4-0 winners in their Euro 2020 quarter-final tie on Saturday night as Harry Kane scored twice and Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson nodded in from corners.

Up next for Gareth Southgate's side is a challenging encounter with Denmark in a last-four clash at Wembley with a spot in the final on the line.

This leaves Shaw with two games remaining to equal a prestigious creative record held by former England captain David Beckham.

Shaw laid on two assists in four minutes against Ukraine
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That's because the Manchester United left-back picked up his second and third assists of the tournament against Ukraine, leaving Beckham as the only player to tee-up more goals at the European Championships.

Shaw set up Raheem Sterling's opener against Germany in the last 16 and assisted Harry Maguire from a corner and crossed to Harry Kane for his second versus Ukraine.

Meanwhile, former Red Devils and Real Madrid winger Beckhampicked up five assists across his appearances at Euro 2000 and Euro 2004.

With age on his side and the first-choice left-back slot nailed down, 25-year-old Shaw will one day hope to match – and better – Beckham's record.

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It was another brilliant performance by the former Southampton prospect, who enjoyed a resurgent season in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Shaw drew lavish praise from former England midfielder Frank Lampard after the match, telling BBC Sport : "From the outside something seems to have really clicked with [Shaw] in the last 18 months.

"You always had the feeling he is a machine and you can get what you want from him and now we are seeing that."

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As well as helping England going forward, Shaw has helped England achieve a flawless record of zero goals conceded in five Euro 2020 games.

Harry Kane made sure to highlight the excellent work of his side's defenders during his post-match interview, saying: "What a great performance in a big game.

"We were favourites, there was a lot of pressure and a lot of expectations. The performance was top-drawer. Another clean sheet, four goals, it was a perfect night for us.

"We're building on [clean sheets]. We have a great unit here from front to back. It's a vital part of winning games and tournaments."

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Turning his attention to the semi-final with Denmark at Wembley, the Three Lions captain added: "We've got a big semi-final coming up. We're on the right path.

"It's where we wanted to be. We set out a vision before the World Cup of what we want to achieve. We are knocking it off step by step.

"The World Cup was great but we fell short, we had a good run in the Nations League. We're in another semi-final.

"Now it's about getting over the line, the next step that we have got to do on Wednesday."

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