England were sent packing from Euro 2016 after a humiliating defeat by supposed underdogs Iceland, after humbling the English sides by 1-2 at Allianz Riviera stadium.
Manager Roy Hodgson was kind enough to tender his resignation immediately after the match, saying he was sorry that his four year tenure had to end like this but that “these things happen”.
England got an early penalty with Wayne Rooney converting it to a goal in 4 minutes putting them on the drivers seat and giving them the hope that the match would be very easy, but things turned around after some dreadful defending from Hodgson men a few moments later allowed Ragnar Sigurdsson to head in from close range puting the scoreline at 1-1 less than 60 seconds after the first goal of the match was scored.
England practically struggled to get into the lead, making long and shot passes but the Iceland defence was good enough to curtail them. Things however became worse when Roy Hodgson’s men were beaten for the second time in the 18th minutes when Kolbeinn Sigthorsson shot forced it way through Joe Hart hand after the goalkeeper struggled to keep the ball out, but lo, it went right into the net putting Iceland on the lead.
Iceland did not struggle again for the rest of the game and England were all out to see even if they could get a draw, lobbying the ball severally into Iceland’s 18-yard box, but all was in vain as 90 minutes caught up with them like a thief, sending them out of the tournament at the blast of the final whistle.
Roy Hodgson resigned immediately after the humilation ending his four-year deal with the three-lions.
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