Iceland Stun Almighty England – Hogson Resigns Afterwards

The three Lions of England have been eliminated from the on-going Euro 2016 by 34th placed Iceland. Nobody expected such heroic performance from England’s opponent Iceland ahead of the tie. Football fans as well as pundits were predicting a cricket scoreline win for the three Lions but it all ended in a shocking 2:1 win for Iceland

England took the lead in the fourth minute by a low drive penalty from their captain, Wayne Rooney.Iceland responded in a spectacular fashion by equalising two minutes later, with Sigurdsson shooting from the edge of the six-yard box after an Iceland long throw.

Iceland took the lead in 21st minute, this was a huge blow to the morale of the entire England team.England really have nobody but themselves to blame for what could amount to a shambles. Like Iceland’s first goal, this too came from a long throw. Gunnarson’s hoist was initially cleared, but unconvincingly. The ball fell to Sigthorsson on the edge of the penalty area, he shimmied left and right, before unleashing a low drive. Hart got down and got a hand to the ball, but could only watch in horror as his rubber wrist allowed the ball to roll slowly over the goal-line. Joe Hart got a firm hand to Kolbein Sigthorsson’s low shot, but was unable to prevent it trickling over the line and inside the foot of his left upright.

Iceland were jubilant, while the majority of England players are on the deck, shocked and embarrassed at the end of the 90 minutes.Roy Hodgson,the England Manager  announced in his post-match press conference that he has resigned as England manager following the defeat!

“My contract is up after the Euros, so now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry and extremely talented group of players.

“They have been fantastic, and have done everything that has been asked of them. 

“When I arrived, I was told that players didn’t turn up to play for their country, or that they’d pull out at the last minute.

“I’ve not seen any of that, these players love to play for their country, and their commitment has been unquestioned. 

“Ray [Lewington] and Gary [Neville] arrived with me, and leave with me. I’d like to thank them for their dedicated support, and for the major part they’ve played in our team preparation.” 

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