England 2-1 Wales: Player ratings as Sturridge nets late, dramatic winner

England 2-1 Wales: Player ratings as Sturridge nets late, dramatic winner

It was billed as the battle of Britain, and late drama saw bragging rights firmly fall to substitutes on a frantic afternoon in lEns.

Having managed to somehow squander a one-goal lead against a Russia side who, on the evening, were very poor, England knew they needed to win against Chris Coleman’s Wales side. They did just that, and as a result, leapfrog their opponents into top spot in Group B.

How did the England players fare individually? Read below, for the Three Lions’ player ratings.

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Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City: Welbeck scores dramatic winner to close gap at summit

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City: Welbeck scores dramatic winner to close gap at summit

This afternoon, Arsenal managed something no other side have done this term – beat Leicester in both home and away fixtures. Second-half strikes from the substitute duo of Theo Walcott and the returning Danny Welbeck helped seall all three points in what was a must-win game for the hosts.

Arsenal took significant steps towards the Premier League summit, with a late, dramatic 2-1 victory over current leaders Leicester City. The travelling Foxes, who’ve been in impressive form throughout the campaign thus far, conceded two second-half strikes courtesy of Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck – both of whom were on the substitutes’ bench – and are now only two points clear at the top with twelve games left to play.

An intriguing, fast-paced start

It was clear that, despite the early 12pm kick-off, both sides were raring to start and eager to prove their respective title credentials at the Emirates – buoyed by two sets of supporters who’ve been in contrasting voices all season. Arsenal were tipped as favourites to lift the trophy in May, for the first time in over a decade, whilst Leicester don’t have the pedigree, nor the experience, attached to a ‘title-winning squad’, especially as they narrowly avoided relegation last term.

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