Thursday 26 April 2018

VIDEO: English and Welsh BBC pundits had the exact opposite reaction after Sturridge's late winner

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

The joy of victory and the despair of defeat summed up in one video.

England played Wales this afternoon in the Battle of Britain and although Wales threatened for long periods to sneak a famous win, a late Daniel Sturridge goal gave Roy Hodgson's men a crucial 2-1 victory.

Wales were riding high after Gareth Bale put them in front with a long range free kick, but England battled back and deserved their win after goals from Jamie Vardy and Sturridge.

Watch: Security forced to step in between English and Welsh fans watching clash in Fanzone 

The Liverpool attacker's injury time strike made for brilliant viewing in the BBC studio, as the coverage saw three England greats paired with two Welsh legends.

When the ball hit the net, Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer all punched the air with joy while Dean Saunders and John Hartson just sat there in silence.

Poor Hartson's steely-eyed look of anger said it all - an opportunity lost for Wales.

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