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TITLE TEAMS: Wales v England
Thursday, June 16, 2016
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EnglandENG
2
 
1
WalesWAL
 0-1G. Bale  42'
J. Vardy  56' 1-1 
D. Sturridge  90+2' 2-1 
WALG. Bale  42' 0-1
ENGJ. Vardy  56' 1-1
ENGD. Sturridge  90+2' 2-1
HT: 0-1
Bollaert-Delelis (Attendance: 34,033)
Referee: Felix Brych
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England vs. Wales
Minute Commentary
90' SUPER STURRIDGE LEAVES IT LATE
Substitute Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner as England beat Wales 2-1 at Stade Bollaert-Defelis, Lens. It looked like Wales were going to hold on for a draw, until Sturridge slipped a ball into Dele Alli and strode onto the return to slip past the last man and finish at the near post. England dominated possession throughout the match but were wasteful in the first half, and fell behind when Gareth Bale dipped a 35-yard free kick over the wall; Joe Hart got a hand to it but couldn’t make the save. Roy Hodgson brought on Sturridge and Jamie Vardy at half time, and the latter soon proved his decision right by seizing on Ashley Williams’ wayward header to finish from close range. There was even a moment of further drama after the winner when Bale headed inches wide inside the box, but England deserved their victory to go top of Group B. Both teams still have a very good chance of going through.
90' FULL TIME ENGLAND 2 WALES 1
The final whistle blows, meaning England have won it with a last-ditch strike. They've deservedly beaten Wales by two goals to one.
90' LAST CHANCE
There's time for one last piece of drama as Gareth Bale powers forward to reach a Neil Taylor cross, but the header comes off his shoulder and skids only just wide of the net.
90' GOAL!!! ENGLAND
England have won it in stoppage time! DANIEL STURRIDGE knocks the ball into Dele Alli, who scrambles it back to the striker via Marcus Rashford, and Sturridge somehow swerves through a wall of Welsh bodies to squeeze his shot into the net at the near post. Even Joe Hart makes it up from the back to join in the celebrations.
90' CLOSE FROM CAHILL
Gary Cahill rises highest to apply a header to a right-sided corner but gets under it somewhat and ends up directing his header over the crossbar. Three minutes of stoppage time are signalled.
89' PERFECT TIMING
Ashley Williams slides in to make titanic, perfectly-timed tackle on the lively Marcus Rashford inside the penalty area.
86' CAPTAIN'S CHARGE
Wayne Rooney decides to take the bull by the horns with a charge upfield; he makes it past two and chips in a cross, but it's too long for Sturridge at the far post.
83' NO WAY THROUGH
Wales have got absolutely everybody back now, and it's tough for the white shirts to forge a path through such tight spaces.
80' ALL TOO EASY
Jonathan Williams is afforded too much space as he weaves past two challenges to cut in from the left and hammer a drive over the bar from 18 yards.
78' BODIES ON THE LINE
Rooney sells Ramsey a lovely dummy but can't force his shot past the combined bodies of Ashley Williams and James Chester, who hurl themselves at it in unison.
75' BALE'S UNLUCKY LOOP
Neil Taylor finds room to get in a cross from the left wing, and Gareth Bale meets it with a wayward header that loops high and wide of the goal.
74' SURELY A DIVE
Jonathan Williams breaks into the box and seems to dive under pressure from Chris Smalling. The ref gives nothing either way.
73' SUBSTITUTION
What a moment for Marcus Rashford, who becomes the youngest ever player to appear for England at a European Championships. Adam Lallana has worked exceedingly hard and receives a well-earned ovation as he departs the action.
72' SUBSTITUTION
Wales coach Chris Coleman decides to make a change, replacing Robson-Kanu with Jonathan Williams.
70' TOP TACKLE
Rooney slips a forward pass through a gap to Dele Alli, who looks set to break through on goal until Dave Edwards puts ina a brilliant hook tackle to remove the danger.
67' SUBSTITUTION
Joe Ledley caught his leg nastily trying to tackle Sturridge and is forced to leave the action, with Dave Edwards coming on in his place.
66' A MATTER OF PLACEMENT
Sturridge again receives the pass on approach to the penalty area and again sends his strike rising over the bar. He might be better going for placement over power.
63' STURRIDGE MISSES HIS MOMENT
Danny Rose skips past two tackles and crosses to Sturridge at the back stick, but the substitute gets his volley all wrong to miskick horribly.
62' GOALMOUTH SCRAMBLE
The ball ricochets around the Wales area as several England players try to convert it, with Eric Dier's looking the most likely but just ending up wide.
61' YELLOW CARD
Davies is shown a yellow card for planting his studs into a yelping Lallana's ankle after the ball had gone.
60' NO HANDBALL
An Adam Lallana drive from 20 yards is blocked by the arm of the diving Ben Davies just inside the area, although it looked like the ball would have hit his body anyway.
59' BOXING MATCH
Kyle Walker races up the right wing and crosses towards Dele Alli, who has the ball punched off his head by Hennessey.
56' GOAL!!! ENGLAND
It's there for England! Daniel Sturridge chips a delicate cross to the back post, and Ashley Williams inadvertently heads it down into the path of JAMIE VARDY, standing in what would have been an offside position. The marksman makes no mistake with a thumping half-volley from close range.
55' END TO END STUFF
Hal Robson-Kanu does well to knock down a long ball, and Aaron Ramsey doesn't hesitate with a well-struck dipping volley that Joe Hart manages to pat down. Moments later Rooney draws a full-length diving save from Wayne Hennessey with a low curling shot from 18 yards.
52' OVER FROM STURRIDGE
Rooney slips a pass to his left for Daniel Sturridge, who takes aim from some distance and blazes his drive high and wide. England are showing attacking intent here.
49' CAHILL OFF TARGET
Cahill stoops to get his head to a Wayne Rooney corner from the right and proves unable to steer it goalward.
48' DESPERATE DEFENDING
Gareth Bale almost seizes on a loose ball right on the edge of England's box, only for Gary Cahill to lunge in and nick it away just in time.
46' SECOND HALF
The teams are back out and the second half is underway. Roy Hodgson has thrown caution to the wind with a pair of attacking substitutions; Daniel Sturridge on for Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy on for Harry Kane
45' SPECIAL MOMENT
England are a good team but Gareth Bale is a special player, and so it has proved as Wales enter the break with a one-goal advantage. A 42nd-minute Wayne Rooney foul 35 yards from goal gifted Wales a free kick, and Bale stepped up to dip his shot over the wall; it looked within saving distance of Joe Hart, but the England keeper could only push it inside the post. England have dominated possession but have been wasteful again; Raheem Sterling shot over from point-blank range early on, while Chris Smalling headed just wide from a corner. Both sides are showing plenty of passion, but it hasn’t been quite as tasty as some would have imagined. Stay tuned for all the action after the break.
45' WELSH PASSION
The Welsh fans are singing loud and proud, and well they might. They've been second best but passion has again given them the advantage.
42' GOAL!!! WALES
A frustrated-looking Rooney chops down Hal Robson-Kanu 35 yards out, and who else but GARETH BALE steps up to take the free kick. The world's most expensive player hits it straight and with dip; Joe Hart dives to his left and gets a glove to the ball, but can only divert it just inside the post. It's completely against the run of play, but that's what Bale can do any time.
39' FINALY FOLLY
Adam Lallana tries to flick a Dier pass though his heel, and it falls straight to a red shirt. It's great from England up until the final ball.
36' GOALS NOT ARRIVING
Another corner is curled in by Rooney, and Smalling jumps above his man to head agonisingly just wide of the left-hand post. Again England are failing to make their dominance count.
32' PENALTY APPEAL
England appeal for a penalty as Kane's header comes off Ben Davies' head and then hits the defender's outstretched arm. It was wholly accidental, and the ref shows sympathy by failing to award a spot-kick.
31' DODGY BACKPASS
Rose has hearts in English mouths with a weak backpass that looks like it could let in Bale, but Smalling had anticipated the danger and sprints across to intervene.
29' TEMPERS FRAYING
The game has certainly heated up since the reserved early stages, with a fair few tasty tackles flying in. The cards will be out shortly.
26' CAHILL GOES BACKWARDS
Rooney lofts a free kick into the area, where Cahill holds off Ashley Williams to apply a backward header that fails to squeeze past Wayne Hennessey.
25' FLICKS AND TRICKS
Lallana tries an innovative flick to Kane inside the box, but Ashley Wiilliams is on hand to get a foot in the way.
22' INTO ROW Z
A Joe Ledley foul on Dele Alli gifts England a free kick 25 yards out. It seems that Harry Kane is still on those; stepping up to take it, the Spurs man sends a poor shot ballooning high into the stand.
21' ROUTE ONE
Unable to work the ball forward on the ground, Wales try plan B as Ashley Williams lumps a long ball up to Bale, but the forward can only head it out of touch under pressure from Danny Rose.
18' INCHES AWAY
Rooney curls in a corner from the right that's only just over the head of the unmarked Eric Dier. England look dangerous at the moment.
16' POSSESSION PLAY
As they did against Russia, England are certainly enjoying a lot of possession. The Welsh players seem surprisingly content to sit off rather than getting in their opponents' faces.
13' NOWHERE NEAR
Kane lays it off to Rooney 30 yards from goal, and the converted striker decides to take a pop, shooting way over the bar.
10' CAHILL TO THE RESCUE
Gareth Bale steams into the box, where Kyle Walker can't risk a tackle, but Gary Cahill gets across at speed to make an excellent block.
7' WHAT A MISS
England race forward on the counter-attack, and Adam Lallana plays a perfect ball across goal for Raheem Sterling, who stretches to put a glorious chance over the bar from point-blank range. Finishing is not his forte.
6' UNLUCKY DEFLECTION
An Aaron Ramsey free kick is headed out only as far as Taylor, who swings it back into the penalty area. James Chester leaps and sees his header deflected off Chris Smalling to make an easy take forJoe Hart.
4' SKIPPER ON SET-PIECES
England win a corner early as Neil Taylor heads Wayne Rooney's crossfield pass behind, and interestingly it's the captain who takes it rather than Harry Kane. The flag-kick sails to the back post but is easily headed away.
1' KICK OFF
German referee Felix Brych blows the whistle to get this afternoon's high-stakes clash underway.
0' ALL ACTION
The atmosphere is nothing short of electric as the two sets of players troop out of the tunnel. A lot of words have flown back and forth between these two since the first round of games, but the time for talking is over. It's action stations for England versus Wales.
0' ON THIN ICE
England might consider themselves fortunate to have escaped any kind of punishment for their fans' actions; supporters were again involved in fighting with Russian supporters in Lille yesterday, although not on the same scale as that seen in Marseille. Public appeals from Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney appear not to have made it to the ears of some.
0' WALES TEAM NEWS
Wales make three changes, with the introduction of Joe Ledley, who came on as a substitute against Slovakia after a miraculously fast recovery from a broken leg, and Hal Robson-Kanu. Jonny Williams and Dave Edwards could be considered unfortunate to miss out following a decent showing in that game. Wayne Hennessey returns to the goal in place of Danny Ward.
0' ENGLAND TEAM NEWS
Roy Hodgson, having liked what he saw against Russia, has picked exactly the same team, despite some impressive performances from Daniel Sturridge in training over the last few days. Wayne Rooney continues in midfield, with wayward finishers Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling also included.
0' ENGLAND V WALES
It’s derby day this afternoon as Wales and England come together in what’s sure to be a blood-and-thunder Premier League-style affair, and, should one side emerge victorious, they may well go on to top Group B. Wales impressed in their opening-day victory over Slovakia, and few would dispute Gareth Bale’s confident claims that his teammates possess a burning passion to achieve for their country. The world’s most expensive player’s claims have riled his opponents, however, with both Roy Hodgson and Jack Wilshere quickly launching spiky rebuttals. The Three Lions also looked the part in their first game, although some wayward finishing saw them prove unable to sweep aside Russia, and if both teams play to their maximum we should be in for an absolute thriller. Join me, Luke Ostler, at 3pm Central European Time for all the action from Stade Bollaert-Defelis, Lens.
0' ONE TO WATCH
England may have the better team on paper, but Gareth Bale is one of the few players in world football who could breach any defence on his own. Should the Real Madrid forward be on top form, it may be a case of England having to score more than him to win the game. And that’s before the rest of a very good Wales side are taken into account.
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England
(4-3-3)
Joe Hart1
Kyle Walker2
Gary Cahill5
Chris Smalling6
Danny Rose3
Dele Alli20
Eric Dier17
Wayne Rooney10
73' Adam Lallana8
46' Harry Kane9
46' Raheem Sterling7
Substitutes
Fraser Forster13
Tom Heaton23
Ryan Bertrand21
Nathaniel Clyne12
John Stones16
James Milner4
Jack Wilshere18
Jordan Henderson14
Ross Barkley19
46' 56' Jamie Vardy11
46' 90+2' Daniel Sturridge15
73' Marcus Rashford22
Wales
(5-3-2)
1Wayne Hennessey
2Chris Gunter
5James Chester
6Ashley Williams
4Ben Davies 61'
3Neil Taylor
10Aaron Ramsey
16Joe Ledley 67'
7Joe Allen
9Hal Robson-Kanu 72'
11Gareth Bale 42' 
Substitutes
12Owain Fon Williams
21Danny Ward
19James Collins
15Ashley Jazz Richards
14Dave Edwards 67'
20Jonathan Williams 72'
8Andy King
22David Vaughan
17David Cotterill
23Simon Church
18Sam Vokes
13George Williams
Manager
Roy Hodgson 
Manager
Christopher Patrick Coleman 
England
(4-3-3)
1Joe Hart
2Kyle Walker
5Gary Cahill
6Chris Smalling
3Danny Rose
20Dele Alli
17Eric Dier
10Wayne Rooney
8Adam Lallana
Substitution Marcus Rashford (on) 73'
9Harry Kane
Substitution Jamie Vardy (on) 46'
7Raheem Sterling
Substitution Daniel Sturridge (on) 46'
Substitutes
13Fraser Forster
23Tom Heaton
21Ryan Bertrand
12Nathaniel Clyne
16John Stones
4James Milner
18Jack Wilshere
14Jordan Henderson
19Ross Barkley
11Jamie Vardy
Substitution Jamie Vardy (on) 46'
Goal 56'
15Daniel Sturridge
Substitution Daniel Sturridge (on) 46'
Goal 90+2'
22Marcus Rashford
Substitution Marcus Rashford (on) 73'
Manager
Roy Hodgson 
Wales
(5-3-2)
1Wayne Hennessey
2Chris Gunter
5James Chester
6Ashley Williams
4Ben Davies
Yellow Card 61'
3Neil Taylor
10Aaron Ramsey
16Joe Ledley
Substitution Dave Edwards (on) 67'
7Joe Allen
9Hal Robson-Kanu
Substitution Jonathan Williams (on) 72'
11Gareth Bale
Goal 42'
Substitutes
12Owain Fon Williams
21Danny Ward
19James Collins
15Ashley Jazz Richards
14Dave Edwards
Substitution Joe Ledley (off) 67'
20Jonathan Williams
Substitution Hal Robson-Kanu (off) 72'
8Andy King
22David Vaughan
17David Cotterill
23Simon Church
18Sam Vokes
13George Williams
Manager
Christopher Patrick Coleman 
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Team Stats
EnglandENG WalesWAL
2 Goals 1
1 Assists 0
21 Shots 7
4 Shots on Goal 2
1 Saves 2
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
28 Crosses 16
9 Corner Kicks 3
405 Passes 161
1 Offside 1
10 Fouls Committed 9
0 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
66% Ball Possession 34%
England
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1J. Hart 90 - 0 0 1 1
2K. Walker 90 0 0 0 - -
3D. Rose 90 0 0 0 - -
5Gary Cahill 90 0 0 0 - -
6Chris Smalling 90 0 0 0 - -
7R. Sterling 45 0 0 0 - -
8A. Lallana 73 0 0 0 - -
9Harry Kane 45 0 0 0 - -
10Wayne Rooney 90 0 0 0 - -
17E. Dier 90 0 0 0 - -
20D. Alli 90 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
11J. Vardy 45 1 0 0 - -
15Daniel Sturridge 45 1 0 0 - -
22M. Rashford 17 0 0 0 - -

Wales
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1W. Hennessey 90 - 0 0 2 2
2C. Gunter 90 0 0 0 - -
3N. Taylor 90 0 0 0 - -
4B. Davies 90 0 1 0 - -
5J. Chester 90 0 0 0 - -
6A. Williams 90 0 0 0 - -
7J. Allen 90 0 0 0 - -
9H. Robson-Kanu 72 0 0 0 - -
10A. Ramsey 90 0 0 0 - -
11G. Bale 90 1 0 0 - -
16J. Ledley 67 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
14D. Edwards 23 0 0 0 - -
20J. Williams 18 0 0 0 - -
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