More penalty heartbreak for Gosport ace Swift

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John Swift suffered penalty shootout heartbreak for the second time in as many months as England were knocked out by Germany in the European Under-21s Championships semi-final.

The Young Lions drew 2-2 with the Germans after extra-time, with Gosport-born Swift replacing Will Hughes in the 86th minute.

However, Nathan Redmond’s missed spot-kick meant Germany won the shootout 4-3 and advanced to the final in Poland.

Swift also felt the pain of penalties in the Championship play-off final for Reading against Huddersfield last month.

After a goalless 120 minutes, the Royals lost the shootout against David Wagner’s men 4-3 and missed out on a Premier League spot.