By Alex Stevens
Gary Lineker has described Daniel Sturridge as a “class act” after his last-gasp winner clinched a 2-1 victory for England over Wales on Thursday afternoon.
Sturridge scored a superbly taken goal in added time as Roy Hodgson’s team came from behind to win the Group B clash at Euro 2016.
The Liverpool striker had started the match on the bench but was introduced at half-time along with Jamie Vardy as Hodgson hauled off Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.
England totally dominated the match but Gareth Bale had given Wales the lead with a 35-yard free-kick just before half-time.
Vardy levelled with a poacher’s striker just after the break and, just when Chris Coleman’s dogged side had appeared to have secured a point, Sturridge produced a finish that demonstrated his matchwinning ability.
Match of the Day host and former England striker Lineker took to Twitter to pay tribute to Sturridge and the decisiveness of manager Hodgson.
Sturridge is a class act! Well played Roy Hodgson! Great substitutions.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 16, 2016
In other Liverpool news, the club are close to reaching an agreement for the £5million transfer of a defender.