Sturridge strikes late to seal 2-1 win for England

LENS: Substitute Daniel Sturridge scored a dramatic winner in injury time to steer England towards a 2-1 win over Wales and top spot in their Euro 2016 group on Thursday.

A goal down to Wales at halftime after Gareth Bale struck a wonderful free kick from 30 metres, England manager Roy Hodgson brought on forwards Sturridge and Jamie Vardy to replace the ineffectual Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.

Sturridge said he was just happy to have got on the field and grab the winner.

"It's a great feeling, unbelievable," Sturridge said. "I'm grateful for the opportunity. "It's only one more game in the group so no-one should get too excited. But it was an amazing feeling. It's great to help the boys win the game.

Vardy added: "Everyone wants to be part of the playing lineup and coming off the bench you want to try to make an impact.

"The message was simple carry on what we're doing."