This post brings to you England vs Wales 2016 highlights.
England vs Wales Euro 2016
Goal Scorers of England vs Wales 2016
42′ Gareth Bale (England 0 – 1 Wales)
56′ Jamie Vardy (England 1 – 1 Wales)
90 + 2′ Daniel Sturridge (England 2 – 1 Wales)
Team Line Ups of England vs Wales 2016
Formations of England vs Wales 2016
Match Stats of England vs Wales 2016
Eng 64% 36% Wales
Shots on Goal
Eng 21(4) – 7(2) Wales
Eng 9 – 3 Wales
Players starting today
England: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Rose; Dier, Alli, Rooney; Lallana, Kane, Sterling.
Wales: Hennessey; Gunter, Chester, Williams, Taylor, Davies; Ledley, Ramsey, Allen; Robson-Kanu, Bale.
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany).
It is 13:57 on the clock,
The teams are in the tunnel.
It is 13:59 on the clock,
It’s time for the anthems. Wales go first, backing is the whistles from assorted England fans. Good of them to join in, although they don’t seem to be in sync with the tune. It’s time for the England effort.
It is 14:03 on the clock,
And finally, we’re off! Wales get the game underway, kicking from right to left in the first half.
Wales are still trying to figure out why and when they almost gifted England a goal straight from their own kick-off. Harry Kane almost charges down Ashley Williams, only for the Wales defender to get the ball away just in time. Rooney picks up possession and gets ready to shoot, before trying to disguise a pass-through to Sterling. Wales survive the first scar.
2 mins – England 0 Wales 0
England is in white, Wales wear red. Wales are in their away kit.
3 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Corner for England. Conceded by Neil Taylor.
4 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Harry Kane takes off corners. Welsh player head it away as Aaron Ramsey and Dele Alli are off in pursuit, and Ramsey takes it out of play, Alli gives him a little nudge and sends the Wales midfielder shattering into the advertising hoardings. The referee has to calm everyone down.
5 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Attempt missed. James Chester’s header from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neil Taylor with a cross following a free-kick which was headed away.
7 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Harry Kane judges the bouncing ball well, reading its flight to shake off his marker and has started an England counter-attack. He lofts a pass over Taylor for Lallana to chase and the England winger is away now. Lallana bursts down the right and knocks the ball into the six-yard box, for Raheem Sterling, a perfect cross that should result in a goal for England. But its an attempt missed. Raheem Sterling’s (England) left footed shot from the center of the box is high and wide to the right.
10 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Robson-Kanu chases a ball down the left and beats Smalling, the England center-back, too easily. He waits for support and finds Gareth Bale. He romps into the area from the left, only to see his fierce effort deflected wide by Gary Cahill.
The resulting corner from Ramsey and it’s an attempt missed. Robson-Kanu (Wales) headed the ball from the center of the box and misses to the left, there’s a scare for England as Hart lets it slip out of his hands. He’s fortunate to see it hacked away.
13 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney’s right footed shot from outside the box is too high. A good assist by Harry Kane.
14 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Joe Ledley wins a free kick in defensive half for Wales. Fouled by Raheem Sterlin.
A pattern has been set here, Wales are sitting back, while England are probing high. There’s not much space for England players to exploit. Apart from that Sterling chance, Wales must be happy with this at the moment.
16 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Wales haven’t been out of their half for a while now.
17 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Sterling does well to win the ball off Welsh mid-fielder Ramsey. There’s good intensity for England. Sterling’s cross is headed behind by Williams for another corner.
Rooney’s delivery from the corner is just too high for Dier.
22 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Foul by Joe Ledley (Wales). Dele Alli (England) wins a free kick around 30 yards from the goal.
Attempt missed by Harry Kane (England). A right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
23 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Ramsey is having a commanding game.
23 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Ledley is penalized for a foul on Rose. Danny Rose wins a free kick in attacking half for England.
26 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Another foul by Joe Ledley (Wales).
Attempt saved. From the left, Rooney dips a teasing ball into the area. Gary Cahill rises above Williams easily, but his flicked header from a very close range is saved in the bottom right corner, by grateful Hennessey.
32 mins – England 0 Wales 0
A cross from Walker reaches Sterling on the left of the area. He twists and turns before attempting to kick the ball up to the far post. A deflection causes all sorts of confusion in the six-yard box but Kane is alive to the situation, rising highest to nudge towards goal as Hennessey flaps. However, the attempt has been blocked by the left arm of the Ben Davies unwittingly and England appeals for a penalty. The referee’s not interested. It wasn’t intentional handball.
36 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Attempt missed. Chris Smalling (England) header from the center of the box is close but misses to the left. Another corner was awarded to England on the right. Rooney had lofted it to the far post but Smalling’s header flashed just wide.
41 mins – England 0 Wales 0
Foul by Wayne Rooney (England) on Hal Robson-Kanu, wins a free kick in the attacking half.
42 mins – GOAL!!!!! England 0-1 Wales (Bale, 42 min)
Gareth Bale has given Wales the lead with a free-kick from roughly 35 yards out – but Joe Hart needs to have a long, hard look at himself after failing to keep this one out. Bale took his trademark run-up and his left-footed kick dipped and swerved over the English wall. It was on target but it wasn’t quite in the corner. There was enough time for Joe Hart to react but all he could do was palm it into the bottom left corner. Wales are in dreamland!
43 mins – England 0 Wales 1
Here’s the replay of the goal.
43 mins – England 0 Wales 1
One more minute added to the half time.
45 + 1 mins – England 0 Wales 1
Half-time: England 0 Wales 1
Wales lead credits to Gareth Bale, who has done it again with a direct free-kick, and they are just 45 minutes away from booking their place in the final 16.