It was just the time for his doom and he was staring into an abyss. Prospects of England winning the game in Lens were turned to dust but just then Roy Hodgson hit the jackpot. He along with the substitutes Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy secured a climactic victory against Wales. Gareth Bale had been free kicking for the past forty minutes. All the odds were against England and they were stubbornly trying to win a lost battle. The situation became more dangerous and perilsome for England when Joe Hart, the goalkeeper, made an aweful blunder. ENGLAND’S DASH TO VICTORY The game was at a dead end with Hary Kane and Raheem Sterling desperately struggling to justify Roy’s belief in attacking pair.
ENGLAND’S DASH TO VICTORY
His decision might have been doubted but it proved to be a good one Fun in Soccer. England managed to turn the tide in its favor. It managed to unlock the doors which had been slammed shut on its face. In a matter of few minutes, Sturridge managed to take a lead by three points. Teams that will be In Group A, B, And C of Euro 2016, England moved to the top of the B group thus confirming its qualification for the knock out stage. As the decision worked highly in his favor, Hodgson has now finally found a formula worth sticking to in face of heavy odds. Earlier, Hogdson’s team had failed to win against the Russians despite have retained the starting XI. The match between England and Russia was a draw with a 1-1. It was a clear faith of Hogdson that his players possess appropriate quality and cutting and competitive edge to defeat Coleman’s team.
The downfall of team England in Lens began from the very beginning of the match. Sterling missed a gilted chance to lead his team by seven minutes. He did not recover any time soon. He kept losing the ball again and again. With this, he also lost self-confidence and self-belief. Wales was capable of containing its edge on their penalty area. Sucker punch was struck at the end of forty minutes when there was not even one percent chance of England to win this match. A free kick had been given away by Rooney. The main reason behind this blunder was mis-controlling a pass before he bundled over Hal Robson Kanu. But this was very much justified as the ball was almost thirty five yards away from the goal. It was a huge distance to threaten Hart. Most people believed that this was Rooney’s ineptness that he missed such a brilliant chance.
Rooney later proved that his boots can be as dangerous as his tongue
He bet Hart with a dipping strike and thus, the chances of England taking the lead seemed to just disappear. The lone one percent chance of victory they had, had now turned to thin air. Hart however, made a very embarrassing attempt to save the goal. His limp wrist failed to push the ball away which is a very awkward situation for any goalkeeper. At this time, Hogdson decided to replace Sterling and Kane with Sturridge and Vardy. This very move saved the pride of Englands. It paid off well and England was now screwing Wales. The epic change came at 56 minutes when Vardy struck a goal from a distance of three yards. Later, Rashford, the star Manchester United teenage player, was sent in the battle field to create blockages for Coleman’s team. He played well but star of the match was ultimately Sturridge who poked home in 92nd minute, thus sparking wild celebrations on his side.
England is now almost guaranteed to emerge from the knock out stage.