England vs Wales: How Roy Hodgson’s gamble saves England from being Humiliated, England vs Wales was the game that we all were desperately waiting for and it’s definitely lived up to the billing. Wales were on course for stunning victory thanks to the courtesy of Gareth bale, but then Hodgson puts everything on the line to save his job by the introduction of Jamie Vardy and Daniel struggle both of them went on to score the only two goals for the three lions.
The game started and England were beginning to dominate since the first minute and had a few chances in the first half, the best of them was Raheem Sterling missing from the close range. Wales were mainly fighting to win possession in the first half, but the mastery of Gareth Bale rescued them as he scored from the Wales only free kick that too from 30 yards out. The goal reignited the Wales team spirit and they were showing the signs of domination. The English team at the end of the half has to face the criticism from their won fans as they were on course for a defeat by Wales since 1984.
England vs Wales: How Roy Hodgson’s gamble saves England from being Humiliated
England enjoyed the lion’s share in possession and Wales completely looked out of the match and within the first minute Wales defense blundered. The Wales defense, then rose to the occasion against a strong attacking English side and frustrated the English attackers. There were corner after corners and free kicks after free kicks, but the Wales back line somehow survived all of that. One chance that should have put England ahead was the wayward Sterling strike that was completely misplaced. Garry Cahill also headed on one free kick but was directly into the safe hands of Wales’s goalkeeper.
No composure in the Wales attack
Yes, it was the same throughout the game as Wales attack lacked complete composure and if it bale didn’t have showed his world class skills, then this would surely be a one sided encounter. Aaron Ramsey was the only guy in the Wales jersey that was fighting to win possession in the England half and was trying his best otherwise, all the Wales midfield lay in their won half and thus isolating Gareth bale in the process.
Gareth bale knows when to level up his game
This was simply the case, while this was not the best game by the real Madrid man as he didn’t have much part to play as his supporting cast lied deep in their own half but scored from the only chance he had. Gareth bale certainly proved why he is highly rated among the European elites. Though the free kick was not pitch perfect, but the occasion definitely was. Wales were struggling to even have a shot at the England goal and then to score from the only free kick that too 30 yards out needs something special man.
Hodgson gambles to save his job
Being one goal down at the hands of a team who hasn’t been able to beat your team for 30 years will definitely scare you. This was a job threatening position for Roy and he responded by having two changes with the introduction of charismatic Jamie Vardy and he scored from his third touch and steered England towards a completed domination in the second half. A draw would also be an achievement for Chris Coleman but Sturridge poked in the dying minutes of the game to guide his team to the victory.
Wayne Rooney enjoys his new role
Well that was definitely the case if you see the first two matches of England at the EUROS. When Hodgson decided to field Wayne Rooney in the Medfield there were many raised brows, but Rooney silenced all his critics by bossing the England midfield. He was at it again in the Wales match and if he continues to have such a great run in form, then it will certainly prove fruitful to the English campaign at the Euros.