Daniel Sturridge saved Roy Hodgson’s blushes – and possibly his job – when he bagged a beautifully taken winner in injury time against Wales on Wednesday.
After another poor 45 minutes from Spurs frontman Harry Kane, Hodgson threw on both Sturridge and Vardy for the second half.
England reaped the rewards, as Vardy cancelled out Gareth Bale’s opener before Sturridge nicked all three points.
Liverpool fans – who had been vociferous in their belief Sturridge should be starting – were predictably delighted.
Here’s some of the best reaction from Twitter:
That Sturridge goal today was class. Ball stuck to him like glue, never gave up and precise finish. You always need a little bit of luck.
— Ritchie (@JohnRitchie84) June 16, 2016
Will never tire of watching that Sturridge goal from earlier!
— Lee Hinton (@LeeAHinton) June 16, 2016
Sturridge’s goal was so so good. Toe-pokes are classy #Romario
— james cutler (@cutz10) June 16, 2016
Can’t stop thinking about that Sturridge goal! It doesn’t get much better than that as an England fan ❤️
— George (@GeorgeBunce) June 16, 2016
— Miriam Hanna (@Miriam_Hanna) June 16, 2016
Still celebrate every time I watch that Sturridge goal
— Rohit Sharma (@Rohit_Sh4rma) June 16, 2016
Sturridge wasn’t great, but he made the first goal with the cross and then won the game with the second goal.
— ShayBraham (@shay_braham) June 16, 2016
Sturridge goal top top class.. paused, space opened knocked one round the corner, great set from vardy.. Alli back to Sturridge #passage
— Jonathan McCarron (@JeanMcCarron2) June 16, 2016
Watching the Sturridge goal, it’s actually a top class finish. Hardly any room to work with
— Bozza (@billerzaustin) June 16, 2016
That Sturridge goal was the best England moment that i can remember
— James (@James23__) June 16, 2016
Keep watching Sturridge’s goal. Better goal than I thought at the time; class one touch interplay with a delicate well timed finish #ENG
— Lewis Cotton (@lcotton92) June 16, 2016