By Izuchukwu Okosi
Goals from Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge helped England claim a 2-1 win over Wales on Thursday afternoon in both
sides’ second game of the Euro 2016.
The style of the football was poor for the most part, but what was missing in terms of technical ability was, at times,
made up for with the acclaimed good ‘old British ‘passion.
Despite England’s domination, it was Wales who struck first through the very quiet Gareth Bale. His 30+ yard free kick
somehow crept in past Joe Hart, despite the City keeper getting two hands to it.
Sturridge scored a dramatic injury-time winner as England virtually reached the Round of 16.
Sturridge, on as a half-time substitute, stabbed home in the 91st minute to earn Roy Hodgson’s side their first victory
of Group B and now have four points.
Gareth Bale had given Wales the lead when England keeper Joe Hart failed to keep out his 30-yard free-kick.
Jamie Vardy, who was introduced alongside Sturridge, levelled with a close-range shot on the turn.
England have moved top of the group and need just a point against Slovakia on Monday to earn automatic qualification
into the last 16, while Wales must beat Russia to guarantee a top-two finish.