Gary Lineker uses two words to describe Daniel Sturridge after Euro 2016 heroics
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.
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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.