Twitter Erupts As Classic England F*ck Up Hands Russia A Point
England’s Euro 2016 campaign got off to a frustrating start, as a last-minute Russian equaliser denied them their first ever opening game win in a European Championships.
The Three Lions dominated from the off, battering on the Russian door but being denied until Eric Dier’s sensational second half free-kick cracked the deadlock.
It looked as though England would coast to the win, but a late equaliser from Vasili Berezutski forced them to settle for a point.
Twitter was in fine form throughout the game, and produced some cracking stuff:
Before the game, Jamie Vardy’s omission got people speculating about why:
When the teams came out, we learned that Roman Neustadter was born in Ukraine, has been capped twice for Germany, but now plays for Russia – what the fuck?
Meanwhile, Sky Sports’ ratings didn’t do too well:
England were struggling to break the Russians down:
Plenty of people were confused as to why Harry Kane was taking England’s set pieces:
The Twittersphere started to call for changes, including one John Arne Riise:
England went so close to a breakthrough, but Rooney was denied by a stunning save from Igor Akinfeev:
But then, Dier popped up with a thunderbolt free kick to put England ahead:
England couldn’t keep the lead and the fans were gutted, as Vasili Berezutski equalised in the 91st minute:
I suppose it’s nice to know that England are still England, and not some sort of Spain/Germany hybrid that they resembled for so long in Marseille.