England vs Wales 2016

Second Half

Sturridge and  Vardy are coming on for Sterling and Kane respectively.

England vs Wales 2016
Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy get ready to enter the pitch for the second half.
46 mins – England 0 Wales 1

 England gets the second half underway. Sturridge and Vardy are on, they need to work to get something out of this match.


47 mins – England 0 Wales 1

The England fans are singing the national anthem. England players have switched to a diamond formation now.


48 mins – England 0 Wales 1

Offside, Wales. Chris Gunter tries a through ball, but Hal Robson-Kanu is caught offside.


49 mins – England 0 Wales 1

Attempt blocked. Dier’s right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Rooney. England have a corner on the right. 

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill’s header from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross from a corner.


52 mins – England 0 Wales 1

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge blooters shot miles over from 30 yards. Assisted by Kyle Walker.


55 mins – England 0 Wales 1

Aaron Ramsey spots Hart off his line and has a tries his luck from long range. Joe holds it well. Up the other end, space opens up for Wayne Rooney on the edge of the area, as England counter-attack. He tries to bend one into the bottom left corner with the inside of his right foot but Hennessey pushes it away for a corner.

England vs Wales 2016
Wayne Rooney has been a working powerhouse for the England team.

56 mins GOOOAAAAALLL!!!! England 1-1 Wales (Vardy, 56 min)

England vs Wales 2016
Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring the equalizer.
England players celebrate, as Vardy takes them level pegging.

Wales struggles to clear their lines as the ball reaches Daniel Sturridge on the left of the area. He pushes it back into the middle and although Vardy is offside, the ball reaches him by an unintentional touch from Ashley Williams. The rest is inevitable. Vardy swivels and smashes right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. England are level and Roy Hodgson’s substitution has paid off.

England vs Wales 2016
Jamie Vardy is the super-sub for England, as he brings his team back to level.
59 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Walker boosts down the right and cracks a cross into the area. Vardy almost gets his head to it, but Hennessey punches it away.  Moments later, Lallana shoots from 25 yards, right footed shot from outside the box which is blocked by Ben Davies. 


61 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Davies is booked for catching Lallana late. England have a free-kick on the right.


62 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Attempt missed. Eric Dier (England) left footed shot from the center of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation


66 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Missed! Daniel Sturridge, left-footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gary Cahill.


67 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Substitution, Wales. David Edwards replaces Joe Ledley because of an injury.


71 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Wales seem to have weathered the storm for the time being. Roy Hodgson is getting ready to bring Marcus Rashford on. Wales make their second change of the game, Jonny Williams will replace Hal Robson-Kanu.

England vs Wales 2016
Gareth Bale has had a fantastic game today, with one goal after his name so far.
75 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Gareth Bale’s header from the center of the box misses to the left. Good assist by Neil Taylor with a cross.


78 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Attempt blocked. Sturridge partners up with Rooney, who brilliantly turns away from Ramsey on the edge of the area. Wayne Rooney’s left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked by Chester and Williams, both throw themselves in the way of his shot.

England vs Wales 2016
England fans have come out in good number to show love and support for their team
80 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Williams suddenly bursts through a gap in the English midfield and decides to go for goal from 25 yards. His shot rises too high.


81 mins – England 1 Wales 1

The commitment from Ashley Williams led Wales has been magnificent. They’ve fought for everything today.

England vs Wales 2016
Hardcore commitment from Welsh side today.
89 mins – England 1 Wales 1

Marcus Rashford skips past Chester on the left, but he’s denied brilliantly by Ashley Williams. England attacks down on the other side but Walker’s digger shot hits a Welsh head and flies off for a corner.

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill’s header from the center of the box is just a bit too high. England are running out of time. There will be three more minutes.


90 + 2 mins  GOAL!!!!!! England 2-1 Wales (Sturridge, 90 min+2)

UNBELIEVABLE! Welsh players cannot believe this. Daniel Sturridge,  another super-sub for England,  has scored their second goal.   

England vs Wales 2016
Wales cannot believe that they have conceded another goal so late in the game.

Daniel Sturridge has indefinitely won it for England in stoppage time! He picked up the ball on the left and knocked it to Vardy. He tried to knock it down for Alli, but the ball got away from him.But Sturridge was there to barrel through and, as the ball seemingly stuck under his feet, shove a toe-poked finish inside Hennessey’s near post! Roy Hodgson’s both the substitutions have scored!

 

Daniel Sturridge scores a late winner.
Sturridge celebrates with his usual dancing moves.
England players celebrate their 2nd goal of the game.
Here is the replay of the goal:

90 + 3 mins

Attempt missed. There’s time for one last attack for Wales – but Bale’s header from 15 yards drifts wide. Bale is dismayed.

Gareth Bale’s header goes wide, it was the last attempt for Wales.
Bale is disheartened with the miss.
90 + 4 mins

Peeeeeep!! And the referee blows the final whistle. It’s all over. England emerges as the winners courtesy to Sturridge’s last-minute screamer, although Bale had a fair chance after that which he ended up hitting wide.

Joe Hart and Gareth Bale both, shake hands after the match.

Full-time: England 2-1 Wales

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