English Depth Sinks Wales at Euro 2016
No one in Group B is going quietly.
Although, UEFA hopes certain segments of English and Russian fans would.
And the Welsh damn near picked up precious points before the England called upon its bench to douse the Dragon with a couple of late markers, posting a 2-1 lifesaver.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Gareth Bale is the principality's heart and soul.
Dude put Wales in charge of this match with a free kick just before the half that seemed to be coming from Llanelli:
Maybe he did.
But according to the referee, maybe he didn't.
So, it wasn't until an exasperated Roy Hodgson decided to go to his bench in the second half before England hit twine.
Leicester City's golden boy squared the scoreboard with this strike in the 56th minute:
Sometimes, right-time-right-place goals just sound better in Spanish.
This fairly represented the run of play throughout the second half, but credit Wales for shutting down most of England's attempts to finish.
Until the first minute of time added on:
Damn. It should be noted that England's a rugby power, too.
Sturridge may have a new future in the off-season. That is, if football ever has an off-season.
All he cares about right now, though, is a date with Slovakia on Mon 20 Jun. A draw puts them through.
Wales, on the other hand, has permutations.