England manager Roy Hodgson proved his mettle today after masterminding the Three Lions’ 2-1 win over Wales in the group game at Euro 2016.
The Three Lions struggled to impress in the first half of the game with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling failing to impose themselves in the game.
Every England fan feared the worst when Gareth Bale gave the 1-0 lead to Wales in the first half. However, Hodgson rose up to the occasion and made two half-time substitutions in the form of Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge replacing Kane and Sterling.
Both Vardy and Sturridge scored second-half goals to win three crucial points for the Three Lions and, at least for now, Twitter is in awe of Hodgson.
Hodgson initially got it wrong but credit to him for brave subs. They do go against his natural inclination. The wonder is if hell build.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) June 16, 2016
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 16, 2016
Tactical genius. Never doubted Hodgson.
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) June 16, 2016
Thank God Hodgson made changes. Those Spurs players were about to make England finish below Ramsey again.
— Assist Wizard (@ArsenalsCannon) June 16, 2016
Scenes in Lens – Hodgson’s bold gamble has just paid off pic.twitter.com/ULReFOyCSe
— Tom Parmenter (@TomSkyNews) June 16, 2016
Sturridge is a class act! Well played Roy Hodgson! Great substitutions.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 16, 2016
Go on England didn’t deserve it first half but won it with the change in the second half at last well done Roy Hodgson
— rob taylor (@robotaylor40) June 16, 2016
— Charlie Brown (@curlytwirlygirl) June 16, 2016
I have slated Roy Hodgson in the past.. However.. Nice to see a manager listen to the fans and see it pay off ❤️ #England
— DAN!EL ✌️ (@DanielStLeger) June 16, 2016
Give credit where it’s due… Roy Hodgson take a bow 2 subs 2 goals. Come on England. #pleasedonttakemehome
— Ben Patrick (@patrick_avfc) June 16, 2016
Finally Hodgson makes a brave decision, hopefully he learns from the starting line up….what was that about passion and pride Gareth?
— Tommy Burton (@TommyBurtonAFC) June 16, 2016