England vs Wales, Euro 2016: Eng 2 – 1 Wal

Daniel Sturridge's goal late into stoppage time seals a 2-1 win for England over Wales.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 16, 2016 8:31:40 pm
England pressed hard in the second half and managed to turn the tables with two goals. (Source: Reuters)

England register a 2-1 win over Wales in the Euro 2016 Group B contest. Wales were 1-0 up at half-time after Gareth Bale scored in the 42nd minute but England turned the tables in the second half with two goals from substitutes Jamie Vardy (56 mins) and Daniel Sturridge (92 mins). (WATCH: Five Russia fans beat England fans)

As it happened!

93 mins: ALL OVER! England register a 2-1 win over Wales

92 mins: GOAL GOAL GOAL! Sturridge scores for #ENG to make it 2-1 towards the fag end of extra time

86 mins: Wales supporters reduced to tears as they continue shout ‘Common common’ from the stands

82 mins: England continue to push, Wales very defensive in their approach now

80 mins: England have pressed hard in the second half. 11 attempts on goal as compared to their six in the first half

72 mins: England with the third change as Rashford, making his tournament debut, replaces Lallana

71 mins: Wales make another change as Robson-Kanu makes way for Jonathan Williams

70 mins: We are into the final 20 minutes and the scoreline remains 1-1

67 mins: Ledley makes way for Edwards

64 mins: High-intensity football expected from both sides as we approach the final 20 minutes of this contest, locked at 1-1

61 mins: BOOKED! Davies steps on Lallana’s boot and he’s warned with a Yellow! First caution of the afternoon

60 mins: Lallana takes a great position for the shoot from right outside the box but it’s deflected away by the Wales defender for another England corner

56 mins: GOAL GOAL! Vardy equalises for #ENG in the 56th minute. Substitution pays off! 1-1

52 mins: CHANCE! Sturridge misses the target from a long distance. Another England shot remains off target

48 mins: England will be under a lot of pressure now. They had an ideal first half but Bale’s goal would have pushed them back

46 mins: England make two changes for 2nd half – Sturridge, Vardy in for Kane and Sterling

45 mins: HALF TIME! Bale’s goal separates the two sides after the first half. Hart certainly should have done better there

44 mins: Wales fans are celebrating like never before. Bale has given them a reason to do so after their side was playing catch-up for the first 42 minutes

42 mins: GOAL GOAL! Bale puts it in with a stunner. #WAL 1 – 0 #ENG. This is his first goal against England

36 mins: CHANCE! Perfect corner by Rooney finds Smalling who heads it wide

32 mins: England shout in unison for the hand-ball, referee turns the appeal down. Remains 0-0 as England continue to apply pressure

27 mins: England continue to make some impressive runs but are not allowed breathing space by the strong Wales defence line

26 mins: CHANCE! Cahill’s header on the Rooney free-kick is safely collected by Hennessey

22 mins: Ambitious attempt from Kane flies way over. These kicks look amazing when they come off, and ugly when they don’t

20 mins: There have plenty of challenges in the contest so far. Both teams going all-out in the first 20 minutes

19 mins: No takers for Rooney’s kick and Wales clear to charge towards the goal. It remains 0-0 in Lens

18 mins: Sterling with a delivery into the box and A Williams heads it away for another England corner

10 mins: Bale finds some space in the box, the defender does well to push it out for first Wales corner

7 mins: CHANCE! Lallana with a decent run, accurate cross for Sterling but he fails to put it in. Quality football. Sterling should have come up with a better touch

4 mins: Alli with a needless shove, Ramsey not very pleased with the attention he received there

3 mins: First corner of the match goes to England. Rooney rushes to the spot, curls one away from the far post but safely dealt with by the Wales defenders

2 mins: Colour, noise, excitement, patriotism…Everything on offer in Lens

0 mins: Here we go. The high-profile contest is underway

# The two teams in a huddle for the final round of pep talk. It’s a bright sunny afternoon, good conditions for football

# The two teams line-ups for the national anthems. Plenty of pride at stake, and there’s plenty of support for both Wales and England

# England are unchanged while Wales make three changes for this fixture

# England players are in readiness to walk out to the middle for the Group B game against Wales

All hail to Gareth Bale in Welsh town Bala

Gareth Bale was the key man in Wales’ first qualification to a major tournament since 1958. (Source: AP)

The small north Wales town of Bala has temporarily renamed itself Bale for the duration of the Euro 2016 in honour of the country’s most famous footballer.

Many people in Wales will be glued to TV screens later on Thursday when Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and his team mates try to score a famous victory over England in Lens in Group B.

UEFA ‘regrets’ overnight soccer violence ahead of England-Wales match

UEFA regrets the skirmishes which occurred in Lille. (Source: Reuters)

UEFA said on Thursday it regretted the unrest on the streets of Lille overnight on the eve of the Euro 2016 soccer match between England and Wales, but it stopped short of taking any action to punish fan violence.

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