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An masters of the destiny going into the final round of group games of
Euro 2016. Victory over Slovakia would see Roy Hodgson's side win
their group. -- England and Wales were masters of their own destiny.
For Wales, a point and they would almost certainly qualify. Good
evening. Highlights of both matches coming up. We're in the company of
Danny Murphy, Alan Shearer, and Dean Saunders. This was how things stood
in Group B, all four side still with a chance of making it through. --
sides. Can Wales embrace this opportunity?
The only way to guarantee finishing in the top two and progression from
Group B is to win. But Russia's need is maybe even greater. If they don't
win they cannot progress. The Berezutski twins are celebrating
their birthday. Neither of the defensive back two
will enjoy Gareth Bale. Four changes to the Russian side in total. Wales
won the toss. They make one change, Sam Vokes start in place of
Robson-Kanu. Two games in this tournament, two
free kicks, two goals, Robbie Savage, how you feeling? Nervous. --
how are you feeling? A dangerous looking ball. Chester
dealt with it well. Sam Vokes, getting selection ahead of
Robson-Kanu. We will talk about that in a moment, because Joe Allen is
looking to Gareth Bale. Ramsey in the middle. Gareth Bale got the shot
away, big chance the Sam Vokes. Flag up on the far side anyway. We see in
the build-up what Sam Vokes can offer. Got the ball, ticketing, and
put it behind Batman, Gareth Bale. It is a strike. -- take it in and
put it behind that man. Great start from Wales. A great noise from the
Welsh crowd. Ramsay is onside. Wales with the
lead! Aaron Ramsey for Wales. He knows he is in front. If they win
there is nothing anybody can do to deny them. Russia have given the
ball away cheaply. What a ball from Joe Allen. Look at the touch of Joe
Allen, look at Ramsay, timed absolutely perfectly. Then he has
the composure, he sees the goalkeeper charging out. He has the
audacity to wait for the goalkeeper to fall down, and then he puts it
over him. Cool, calm, collected. Perfect start. Delightful finish.
And it is a challenge from Davis to Ramsay. Gareth Bale trying to
exploit a gap. He has made a great run. It has come to Taylor. Can the
finish? He saves the first, but not the second. -- he finished. His
first ever for Wales. They are in dreamland. They haven't even played
20 minutes yet. Neil Taylor doubles Wales' lead. Impressive from the
Wales team. Ramsay again. Look at where he puts the ball. That has
bolstered the team. They dropped deeper. Bale gets the ball. I
thought he was going to knock it across. He took his time. Good save,
and then he blasts it into the net. A little bit lucky for Gareth Bale.
Outside of his left foot. Wales in dreamland. 2-0. Fantastic, fantastic
start. Playing good advantage. Sam Vokes is
with Ramsay. A comfortable save for the
goalkeeper. Mamaev made the attack on Gareth Bale. No protection.
Exposed again. And it fell to the wingback. Crucial save. Hennessy. It
is a brilliant save from Hennessy. It is a long ball from Akinfeev.
Williams has got onto it. But what a save. Under pressure. It is a decent
ball. Gareth Bale accelerating. Sam
Vokes... The goalkeeper prevents a third.
It is a really good header, that. Oh! Gareth Bale. Scintillating run.
Once again, they cannot live with him. Just look at how he drives
them. Should have been a foul. He can pass his cheeks out. You are
getting battered! -- puff. Ramsay, well hit. Akinfeev shuffling it
around the post. In the first half, he has been the best by any
tournament. The pass from Ramsay is stretching
the Russians. Gareth Bale's shot... He is in the
mood. What the job he has done, Chris Coleman. -- what a job. Gareth
Bale has turned it away from one. He has the pace to beat the two
defenders. It is no exaggeration to say that had it not been for the
Russian goalkeeper Wales could be four, or five in front.
Every time Gareth Bale gets the ball you think something is going to
happen tonight. Best performance in the tournament so far. He is playing
with freedom. I think it has helped having Sam Vokes in the side. Sam
Vokes has nicked it away from his man. Ramsay with Gareth Bale going
up the middle. Gareth Bale... Akinfeev again! It is good work from
Sam Vokes. Stole the ball. And the timing of the pass from Ramsay,
Gareth Bale is just trying to dink it over the legs of Akinfeev. He has
rushed out. Good save from the goalkeeper. He just got his toe to
the ball. Once again, devastating counterattack from Wales. 2-0
doesn't really begin to reflect Wales' superiority. Ledley, great
ball, Ramsay leaves it. -- Aaron Ramsey. Gareth Bale is onside.
Surely this time! CHEERING
There is the man, and there is the man with the plan. Wales three,
Russia zero. So much space on the right-hand side. Great from Ledley.
Gives the ball to Aaron Ramsey. He can drive it through the back four.
No protection. But just look at the timing of the run. Sam Vokes in an
offside position, he was clever enough to leave it for Gareth Bale.
He sees the goalkeeper rushing out. Look at how he composes self. Takes
it outside of his left foot. Licks it both Akinfeev. What a finish. --
over Akinfeev. You are looking at Euro 2016's top scorer. So easy for
Wales. What a performance. You cannot help wondering what Ronaldo
makes of Gareth Bale taking this tournament by the scruff of the
neck. It is one of the most one-sided games I have seen in a
European Championships. And I have been watching for a number of years,
these tournaments. For Wales to come out, and a little bit of pressure,
after conceding late against England, they have come out with
energy every time they have attacked. They have looked like they
could score every time they have attacked. Danger here. Over the bar.
A scant consolation it would have been, but he should have scored. It
is a fantastic performance into the box.
-- deflected behind. A good block from the Russian defender.
Almost overcome with the absolute joy of it. That is what it means.
That is what it means to these fans. Look at them. That is what it means.
Unbelievable passion, spirit, moved to tears by sheer pride. Pride is
the word. What a night to be a Welshman.
WHISTLE The whistle has gone. Wales are
through. Chris Coleman got everything right. Cracking from
Coleman. Exemplary from Alan. Ramsay was -- Aaron Ramsey was rampant. And
Gareth Bale was absolutely magnificent.
We knew everything was on this game. It was in our hands. We said before
the game just to go out there, enjoy ourselves. I have no regrets. Micah
have always said. The performance was probably the best I have been
involved with since I have been involved. -- like I have always
said. We move on now. The three points are massive. The performance
was even sweeter than the points. I thought the players were brave
tonight. What a night. One I will never forget, you know? I thought we
started the game so well. From start to finish, we thoroughly deserved
the win. To win in style Mike Batt, it is a special moment for Welsh
football, I think -- like that. Unbelievable feeling. To get it in
the year rose, at this stage. I did my best to miss it. But I scored in
the second attempt. The energy was sapped out of them. You often get
those games where you can ease off in the last ten or 15 minutes, we
did well. We started so well. The boys ahead of us were brilliant.
Created well. Broke them. Everybody worked so hard. Fantastic feeling.
What an occasion. We have been waiting a long time to show we are
capable of doing this on a big stage. To get two wins, and to come
so close against England, it is a fantastic thing. We have nothing to
fear. We respect everybody. But no fear. Why should we have any fear?
Well played, Wales, they go through. Marvellous, magical, memorable
comedy. We don't get many days like these, but this has to be up there
with one of the best performances I have seen in my lifetime from the
Wales team. That could have been ten. It was a brilliant effort, they
won very easily and it all started with a great start, with Aaron
Ramsey putting them ahead. The performance was great, helped by the
worst performance I have seen from an international team, but Aaron
Ramsey's brain from the start is two steps ahead of everybody's. Great
ball, great run, Joe Allen puts him in. If you watch her sharp ears, he
sets off before everybody else, the timing of his run -- house shop he
is. The ball has the right way to macro on it and the writeback gets
it wrong and what a finish, he played out of his skin today -- the
right back. They all did, but Aaron Ramsey was probably the best. That
was the start of the game but it was all the way through, very
comfortable victory. Total domination of the 90 minute and Dean
said, it could've been and should have been, but for the finishing and
the goalkeeper, it would have been nine or they were superb. Rarely
seen a team so dominant against another. This is Russia, it is not
one of the tiny nations in this tournament, really. It's not, but
what was even better if they have lost their last game, they were
under some pressure. It wasn't a dead rubber, which we see sometimes
in tournaments. It was a game where they had to get something out of it,
they played on the front foot and passed the ball better. Absolutely
brilliant. Keylor, the last time he scored was six years ago and I do
believe you might have been with him at the time -- Taylor. I was, it was
a similar venue to this, it was Grays athletic. He hadn't scored for
four years. But look at his desire compared to the Russian right back's
desire to get back. And again, it is a similar type goal, they get caught
square at the back and Neal is through, gets lucky rebound, but the
defenders all get attracted to Gareth Bale. They should be killing
this post the other way, but for some reason, they did it all night,
stepping towards the ball, all of the goals were quite similar. Great
finish from Neil. Gets a bit of luck, he didn't know what he was
doing there. I will remind him later. Gareth Bale, he has scored
two wonder free kicks in this tournament already. He has been
quiet in some aspects, especially against England, but tonight, he was
dominant, he was brilliant. He is looking like the best player in the
tournament by a mile. Three goals in three games. He ran riot all night.
He is just too quick and strong for everyone. Look at the space in
behind the Russian midfield in front of the defence. All night, they had
nobody there helping the back four and they step up again and Bale,
what a finish. That is acute, clever, intelligent finish. Timed
his run to perfection but once he is there, he is so cool, and the little
left over the goalkeeper, the touch and the bend with a left foot. He
knows exactly what he is doing, he knows the goalkeeper is coming out
and will go low and thinks it over. He is a hell of a player, Danny. I
think it was his best performance of the tournament. The first two games,
he was a bit in and out but tonight, he showed all of his qualities, his
dribbling, pace, crossing and shops. He just dominated the game, Dean. He
is too good for everybody, you can't leave him this type of space. This
time, he comes in on his left foot, they can't stop him and he is a
great striker of the ball. Sam is offside the gets a shot in. This
one, Tottenham against Milan a few years back. Look at the players
chasing him, it looks like they have divers' boots on. He is like a
Rolls-Royce, great skill. Again, you can't leave him this type of space
because he is capable of doing that if you stand off him. When you
consider the pressure that is on his shoulders... We know he is a big
game player, he has produced in big games for Real Madrid, but when you
consider the pressure, Wales is on his shoulders. We have all said if
he performs, Wales have a chance of getting through the group, so for
him to do that under that pressure speaks volumes about his character.
He was given a free role as well, wasn't he, popping up on the left
and right and sometimes central? They build the team around him and
when he has that freedom and the space... He was that quick and
strong, he was making players look pedestrian. But he was helped by
them, they were terrible tonight, Russia. But you can compare him to
the best players in the world. It hasn't happened so far for Ronaldo
this tournament, the two big stars from Real Madrid. Leonid Slutsky, we
understand, has quit as the Russian coach but I tell you someone who
won't get the sack, Chris Coleman. What an achievement to take his team
through to the last 16. Well, to get them here, superb. To get the
performances, to be difficult to beat, to have everyone in sync and
to get the best out of his star players tells you, I think, what a
brilliant job that Chris Coleman is doing. Bearing in mind he lost nine
of the first 13 games and he was under pressure, calling for his
head. Decided to do it his own way. The players love him. I didn't think
we'd qualify as easy as we did and I didn't think we qualify in the
tournament as easy as we have. You can tell the players love him
because of the performances they are putting in, the effort, the
commitment. Everything is jelling. I know a couple of the lads, I have
spoken to them and you get a clear picture of how much respect they
have got for him. It is not false. You see it in the performance. Now,
as you'd expect, in Wales, they were getting quite excited about the
game. This was Aaron Ramsey's goal, this was reaction in Cardiff. I
would say they were getting quite excited. Brilliant scenes.
Marvellous to see, it really is. What does it mean for Welsh
football? Well, if I wasn't here, I would have been with them. It is a
massive boost for football in Wales. I played for a long time and we
never have a day like this. It is just brilliant. I can't believe how
easily we have done it. Waiting all that time for it. And we were
unlucky against England. I will give you that on this occasion. With
Wales finishing on six points, England had to beat Slovakia to top
the group. Your commentators, Martin Keown and
Guy Mowbray. Where to next for England? It almost certainly won't
be home but winning this final group game could be crucial in shaping how
long their Euro 2016 ride will last. Three points will mean first place
and on to Paris for the last 16. Slovakia, though, have the same
incentive. It is the same Slovakia side that beat Russia last
Wednesday, with three still in the team that played in the last meeting
with England seven years ago, Pekarik, Skrtel and star man Marek
Hamsik all figured in a 4-0 defeat at Wembley. Only a win will
guarantee the potentially hugely important top spot for England but
with qualification almost assured, Roy Hodgson has rung the changes.
Six of them, with games for Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand,
Jordan Henderson, Jack Wilshere and Thursday's super subs, Daniel
Sturridge and Jamie Vardy. Martin, lots of changes but you have
applauded Roy Hodgson's boulders. I had, he is believing in his squad,
you have to trust your players. It is bold from Roy, let's hope they
don't let him down. Bat was Vardy. Pure instinct. --
battles. It is Nathaniel Clyne, you would think it was Walker, gets down
the right and it comes off his thigh, Jamie Vardy.
Sturridge arrives in the penalty area, and Alana there as well.
-- Adam Lallana. Henderson kept it nicely. Help time I Adam Lallana to
Vardy. What a superblock tackle that is. It is a scrappy attempt from
England, they flick it on and Sturridge is in and Pekarik, it is
an outstanding challenge. Now Lallana. The shot was dragged
wide and it was a nice crisp move from England. It is Lallana again
coming in off the left, just creeping into that position. For me,
he snatches at that. It has been a reasonable start for England. I
think already... Vardy can surely beat scuttle in a race. Good save.
Great save from the keeper, he was retreating. Just stands up and makes
a barrier. How many times have you seen Vardy put them away in the
Premier League? Henderson, what a ball. Clyne will
get there. Wilshere didn't quite get there.
Clyne pokes it through. Henderson. And Kozacik took it away from
scuttle. England just livening themselves up now -- from Martin
Skrtel. Just needs to keep it that bit lower, no chance for Vardy
there. Here is Lallana! Straight at
Kozacik. And Slovakia get it away. Good save from the keeper. He should
be looking to put that in a corner. He has gone for safety.
Vardy let it run. It was crashed by Henderson, straight against the head
of Durica. A little more know-how needed from an England point of
view, perhaps, in the second 45 minutes.
Pekarik is dragged down by Bertrand. I think that might be one foul too
many from the Southampton left-back. Bertrand gets a little too close to
him and he can't retrieve it. It is a definite foul. And a position of
opportunity for Slovakia. Their fans censored. Joe Hart with just enough
on it. Actually, plenty on it. I wonder if he just mistimed it, but
great reach in the end. Joe Hart stays back, calling for
Chris Smalling to get it away. Therein lies the danger of not
taking chances at the other end. Huge let off for England there.
Maybe that is just what we need. That was a wake-up call. Clyne gets
in front of Weiss. Couldn't keep it down. It was blocked, that is why it
went so high over. What a fantastic run that is, great ball to him. Does
everything right but score. I just wonder if he has been fouled as he
hits back. Yes, he definitely caught him. This was the error at the other
end, Smalling trying to bounce it back to Joe Hart. Not enough pace on
the backpass, he just can't get to it. Pekarik a game, Smalling started
to go backwards. Here is Kozacik. He will always check back and he very
nearly managed to squeeze it past Joe Hart. The fans were calling for
Wayne Rooney's introduction near the end of the first half and he is
going to come on in midfield again and Jack Wilshere number -- Jack
Wilshere's number is up. The whole of the stadium has been calling for
Wayne Rooney to come on. He hasn't hung about, Roy Hodgson.
Henderson across. Daily -- Deli Alli. What a great ball, Henderson
just thinks it up and Deli Alli right on cue almost.
England need that variation in their play. Sturridge... Just needed a
better connection. Well, it's a fantastic ball. Just prods it into
that area. We have suddenly got Sturridge and a central position. He
is watching it, over his shoulder, very difficult to catch it on the
fall. The English road have been absolutely fantastic, you have to
say. The advantage with Rooney. It is blocked. It is not a free kick,
it is a corner, though. Rooney is sensing something is going to happen
for him. It is only a good block that denies him. You have to credit
the Slovakia defending, the goalkeeper and all those in front of
him putting everything on the line, getting in a way of everything.
Wayne Rooney lifts it. Peter Pekarik happy to let it run. I don't know
why, because it will be another corner. They usually say don't make
changes before a corner, but they are making one. Sturridge isn't
happy. I'm sure no player is happy about being replaced. He had a word
with the touchline staff when he was told of the change that was going to
happen a couple of minutes ago. Bertrand. Kay had attacks. In front
of the keeper, he cannot get any touch. -- Gary Cahill. Stronger this
time, but just not able to win it strongly enough.
Shifted it out. Nobody waiting for him.
Now it is on. It is a great turn from Wayne Rooney. He looks up to
the skies, because he screws the shot wide of his left foot.
Relentless from England. -- off. Henderson looking for Harry Kane. He
couldn't hang in the air long enough. Good play again. Wayne
Rooney involved. Just too high for Harry Kane to get anything on it.
Agonising for him. Dele Alli lets fly, but the ball
goes too high. It has exasperated a view of his colleagues. Well, there
are some players in a better position. Henderson... He just gets
sucked into hitting this one. -- few. Into the fifth minute of injury
time. Nathaniel Clyne is still going down that same wing. What a good
catch it is. The rolling was pretty impressive, too. It looks like it is
over now. England missed the chance to go top of the group.
Chris Smalling... WHISTLE Slovakia celebrate as if they have
just achieved great things at the European Championship. I suppose
getting out of the group and into the last 16, after not playing at
these championships too often is a big thing for them. England are left
a bit disappointed. They have done pretty much everything they could,
but they couldn't manage to score and find a way through and win the
game as they did late on against Wales. No repeat of the late glory
tonight, but England are through, all right, if not in quite exuberant
celebratory mood. Full-time. Congratulations were you happy that
the starting XI picked up from where they left things with Wales? We
dominated. It was good to have some players on the bench we could put
on, especially as Slovakia were tiring, to increase the pressure on
them. But we put pressure on them from the very first minute. The
passing was fine. Creating goal chances. But as anybody who was
watching the game could see, we didn't take them, unfortunately,
which leaves us with 0-0 which is frustrating. We wanted to top the
group. We are disappointed we didn't do it because we had the chance to
do it. The play, the positioning, everything, it sounds easy to say,
but we did everything but score. Every corner of the pitch, every
part of the pitch, the Slovakian players will be proud of what they
did tonight. It is in the end of the world for us, we are into the next
round, and nobody will look forward to playing us. You are going to
Nice, you don't know who your opponent will be, how difficult is
it not to know, and how will you prepare? We will prepare in the same
way. It is now all about recovering. We have a week to do that, like you
say. If anything positive came out of this, it is that. We will go from
there and wait to see who we get. We have to try and win. Hopefully we
won't be playing for a draw. Hopefully we will see different
football in the tournament in general. Hopefully it will make it
easier for us, but you never know. If the team keeps working like it is
at the moment, we will meet teams that will come to us, a bit more
than in the first three games, and perhaps the spaces will open up and
we will be even more dangerous. STUDIO: Wales top Group B. They were
five to one to win the group before a ball was kicked. England qualify
for the last 16. Slovakia likely to progress as a best third placed
team. Who Wales and England will play next is complicated until the
other groups have concluded. But we know that Wales will play a team who
finished third in either Group A, C, or D. It is slightly more clear for
England. They will play the runners-up of Group F in Nice.
Frustrating evening to England, lots of chances, couldn't put them away,
what did you of it? I didn't agree with them making that many changes.
I think it is vital to get momentum. I thought there was opportunity to
do that after the Wales game, particularly in the way they won, so
I think it was a wrong decision to do that after the game. Having said
that, we created chances. We should have scored goals. Particularly in
the first half. We controlled possession but didn't create
chances. It is ironic, before the tournament, I, along with everybody,
worry about defence. But it was the forwards' play which must improve.
It is never easy when a team sit back and watch. England have had to
face that in this competition. Also, if you get the first one, things go
one, but they couldn't manage that. Which is a concern. But you cannot
win the tournament yet... I think we have played better than a lot of
people expected us to do. We've made more chances. We haven't scored
them, with the quality of strikers we have, I accept that, but overall
I think we are moving forward. Finishing second shouldn't harm us
that much. So many positives to look at the England team with. They were
dominant from the first minute. Roy Hodgson has made the changes people
wanted in front of the pitch. They are the ones that let us down. I
know you were transfixed to the Welsh victory, but you just saw the
highlights there. A striker's life, you know it well, it isn't easy when
there are that many bodies in the box. It is difficult when they put
all of the bodies in there to create the space you need. But they were
creating chances. I am with Alan, the changes and settled things. I've
never been a fan of it. Euro 96, second game, we beat Scotland, very
similar to England beating Wales the other day, we go into the next game,
against Holland, and we put in a magnificent game because of the
confidence after beating Scotland. I thought it was an opportunity for
Roy Hodgson to do that tonight with this England team. Not absolute
sitters. Particularly in the first half. Henderson, over the top, that
was the one occasion that they played high on Jamie Vardy. They
used him and his pace. The passing from Henderson was superb. On his
left foot. He tries to go with pace rather than curling inside the
goalkeeper. We worked the flank well on this occasion. Goalkeeper's
height, isn't it, it goes lower. The one thing missing from his game.
That is the one thing missing from everybody's game. 64 shots and three
goals. That tells its own story. I think this should have been a
penalty. He has every right to go down. He has clipped his legs,
Nathaniel Clyne The Miz stays on his feet, if he is too honest... He
should have given the penalty, the official. -- Nathaniel Clyne, he
stays on his feet. Very unlucky. It is unlikely to get it into the box
and it hasn't gone in. If you use your bad luck now, the good luck
might come in the knockout stages, who knows. Eric Dyer, into storage,
and again, they should score. -- Dier. I was pleased with the first
half performance, but I didn't see any urgency in the second half. I
was pretty disappointed with the second half. Positive performances
for England, Danny, Dier? CHUCKLES
I couldn't resist. This is what you want from a holding midfielder.
Somebody who can open the team up, get you on the front foot. He spots
the players in those pockets. He does this brilliantly. We know that.
He can see danger. Look at this for a pass... Beautiful. You would
expect this from the likes of Michael Carrick. He has made that
position his own. He is strong, tenacious, calm, and that... That is
the type of play you expect from Wilshere or Rooney. Not a midfield
player. That is a positive for Roy Hodgson. He has become our main man
in the middle of the park. Other areas, talking about the midfield,
because that is predominantly weather changes were made -- where
the changes were made. Henderson, how do you think he did? I think he
did well. He lacks quality of the final pass at times. What he did was
defend. He has followed his man around the pitch. He was so good in
the previous game. When he wanted to drop deep, he wouldn't let him turn.
You can see him, he is just stopping him. He is always on the turn.
Always looking, where is he? Obviously people talking around him
and he didn't have an influence on the game. This is somebody who I
thought in the last game was superb. That is what Henderson gives it with
his athleticism, his discipline, he knows how to play the role. He
hasn't played much football in the last few months. And I thought he
lasted the game very well. This was late in the game, when he was tired,
not giving him the time and space to get onto the counterattacks. Here he
is again. Closing down with the help of Nathaniel Clyne. He was a part of
all of the good things defensively. Did he get forward? Yes. At times he
lacked a bit of quality, but he is capable, he just needs to be a bit
more confident at times because he can do it. And this is probably the
most unlucky one. Ten, 20 yards... So considering it is his first game
in a while I thought he did really well. I have watched England now for
the three games. I don't think Roy Hodgson knows his best 11 and I
don't think he knows his best system. From that point of view I
think that is where England are struggling. Sturridge doesn't want
to play on the right-hand side. He is playing a 4-3- three, if you
like. Rain sterling had a chance come he didn't take it. Sturridge
wants to play down the middle, centre forward, we haven't really
got any wing players, which is important. -- Raheem Sterling had a
chance. Who would you play? Jamie Vardy. Harry Kane down the middle.
Sturridge on the right. If you keep making the chances you are making,
and I'm looking from the outside, I am Welsh, you won't score. All of
the strikers, they are all kind of Central, and they? That is what I am
saying. You have to have one out of position. It needs to be balanced.
With Adam Lallana on the left, you can cover him Conor Henderson behind
him, you can cover him when he goes inside. -- you can cover him,
Henderson behind him. I think the system is OK. He actually played in
a diamond, with Wayne Rooney up front, and then bringing Harry Kane
on, they managed fine. It will scatter gun. Against Wales we have
Marcus Rashford, Sturridge on the right... But if he doesn't change
it, we are going to say that everything was predictable again.
You cannot win unless you win. Will you just praised Henderson, do you
think he will start in the next game? No. Neither do I. I would go
with two up, and the diamond shaped with Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane.
But you have got to play it properly. I think the system is
working OK, leave Jamie Vardy, Sturridge, Adam Lallana...
We haven't been brilliant when we have played this system. It's an
opinion, I think we have played quite well in the three games. Wales
have played Russia and Slovakia and scored five goals against them. But
they will have a go against Wales and it is counterattack, it is
different when teams sit back. If I was England I would say, try and
break us down. You think the French or the Portuguese would put men
behind the ball against us? Jude think we have played well? I think
we have played decent football and lacked finishing touch that will
come. I think we have played reasonably well, I am mildly
encouraged, if that counts. So England and Wales go through and
tomorrow, Northern Ireland were turned to join them. Standing in
their way the world champions Germany. This is the situation in
Group C. Three points might yet big enough to qualify. Let's hear from
captain Stephen Davis. We are in a great position, looking forward to
the game and for so long, it felt like I wasn't going to get the
chance to play at this stage, so we are just cherishing being here and
don't want the fairy tale to end. If beating Ukraine was the proudest
moment of your career, is this the biggest challenge? It is going to be
a huge test, and we are under no illusions but I think it is a game
for us to look forward to and if we go out and give our all and come off
with a result, there will be a lot of satisfaction and pride, but there
was a lot of hard work to do. What would it mean to you and your
team-mates to make it through to the knockout stages and for everybody in
Northern Ireland? It would mean everything. Obviously with social
media, we get to see the reaction back home and the atmosphere in the
stadium the other night was unbelievable. Everybody is enjoying
the moment, is proud of the country and it is great to see. Northern
Ireland versus Germany is live on BBC One and the website from 4:30pm.
You can catch the other game in the group on the red button. There will
be highlights of all four of tomorrow's games, including Croatia
and Spain. Switching sports for a moment, follow coverage of England's
one-day international against Sri Lanka on the BBC sport website
tomorrow, with video clips of key moments. We are out of time, the
debate will go on all night. Thank you very much. That from us. In the
North through to the knockout stage but Wales win the group and the
drinks are on Dean Saunders -- England are through. Good night.
This is it. Aaron Ramsey with a dink! Here is Vardy. Good save,
Kozacik. They are in Dreamland! Lallana! Goal saving clearance.
There is the man. Wales are through. And there is the man with the plan.