With Euro 2016 well under way and many having already played their opening games, it was mixed feelings for the home nations:
England 1 -1 Russia
England started off well, creating loads and scoring opportunity with Rooney playing in a midfield role. Eric Dier’s wonderful free kick was cancelled out by Berezutski’s looping header in the 92nd minute to deny England a well deserved victory.
Wales 2-1 Slovakia
Talk before the game was about Wales’ Gareth Bale. He opened the scoring with a trade mark free kick in the 10th minute. Slovakia equalised through Ondrej Duda and then late on, substitute Hal Robson-Kanu struck the winner for Wales.
Northern Ireland 0-1 Poland
Michael O’Neil’s men weren’t at the races in their opener with Arek Milik getting the only goal of the game with a low strike into the bottom corner. They will hope for a much better performance in their next game.
Ireland 1-1 Sweden
Ireland started their much in similar fashion to England, creating loads of chances. They went ahead early in the second half with a lovely half volley from Wes Hoolahan. This was then cancelled out when Ciaran Clark headed into his own net putting all of Ireland’s hard work to waste.