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Euro 2016: England v Wales all the build-up live

| 16.06.2016

Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | June 16, 2016

16:00 Goodbye. Thanks for spending the day with us everyone. Hope you can join us on Monday when England play Slovakia and Wales meet Russia. We’ll leave you with a stat and the Group B standings after two games:

15:57 Report. Here’s how it happened in Lens with our reaction to England 2-1 Wales.

15:53 FULL TIME! England 2-1 Wales. Subs Vardy and Sturridge scored at either ends of the second-half, and Chris Coleman and Gareth Bale can feel a bit hard done by!

15:50 GOAL! Sturridge has won it for England at stoppage time. Vardy and Alli combine to slip it back to him, as tired Welsh defensive bodies just can’t get there.

15:40 Will there be a winner?

15:32 SUBSTITUTION Lallana OFF Rashford ON

15:30 UPDATE Lots and lots of England pressure:

15:20 Have an in-play bet:

15:15 GOAL! England level through Vardy. Close-range finish from a corner Rooney when drawing a low save from Hennssesy. Wales don’t defend the second-ball that comes down the left.


15:02 SUBSTITUTIONS Sterling and Kane OFF Sturridge and Vardy ON for England!

14:55 Sink or swim… Robbie Savage thinks that Roy Hodgson is facing the biggest half-time team talk of his career as England manager.

Meanwhile, here’s a price boost to whet your whistle during the interview:

14:48 HALF-TIME! England 0-1 Wales.

14:44 GOAL! Bale nets another free-kick! England 1-0 down.

14:38 CLOSE! Smalling’s powerful header from a right-wing corner drops just wide.

14:34 HANDBALL SHOUT! The ball rolls down onto Ben Davies’ outstretched hand off his head. Was it a penalty? Nothing doing from the German ref.

14:29 CLOSE! Ledley fouls Kane, and Rooney’s resultant free-kick is nodded in the grateful gloves of Hennessey.

14:26 Kane pain:

14:22 UPDATE England on top, but no other clear cut chances created as yet.

14:09 CHANCE Sterling skies it! Harry Kane sets Adam Lallana away on the counter, but Man City man Raheem blazes over!

14:02 KICK-OFF!

13:56 Teams on their way out!

13:50 How do they bet? One last look:

13:46 What a Rush!

13:36 Who are you backing?

13:32 Woah, bad betty…

Please bet responsibly folks.

13:30 Go direct. Super enhanced odds of 6/1 say a direct free-kick (not a penalty) will be scored in England v Wales. You can bet up to €/£20 on this price boost matchday special.

13:25 Warming up:

13:22 England v Wales preview. What do our tipsters think the best bets are ahead of this Euro 2016 battle? Read our preview.

13:20 Roy’s ready:

13:17 Shearer says…

The thoughts of Coral football ambassador Alan Shearer ahead of England v Wales.

13:14 Coming up on our Periscope:

13:12 Excitement building:

13:08 One more plug. We’ve got lots of Euro 2016 enhanced matchday specials ahead of England v Wales:

13:00 One hour to kick-off!

12:56 Right on Vine! What’s your excuse for ducking out of work:

12:52 Team News! Three changes for Wales, Jonny Williams and Dave Edwards drop out, starts for Hal Robson-Kanu and Joe Ledley. Wayne Hennessey is back in goal:

12:49 Cult of Joe Allen:

12:46 Team News! England are unchanged from the XI that started against Russia:

12:45 And we call it Snapchat! Want to see behind the scenes with Coral at the France finals?

Get following us on Snapchat!

12:38 How do they bet?

Her’es the outright match market with less than 90 minutes to go until kick-off in Len. Who, if anyone, will win this Euro 2016 battle?

12:31 Dragon slaying denied!

That is a beautiful picture.

12:22 How do things stand?

Here’s the Euro 2016 Group B table ahead of that England v Wales battle.

12:20 Is this how he dreamed it last night?

12:17 Feeling peaky?

Just got an inkling you’re a bit under the weather, Rob!

12:09 Fancy a free-kick?

Gareth Bale and Eric Dier both netted free-kicks in Wales and England’s respective openers. An enhanced matchday special of 6/1 (max stake €/£20) is available for another direct free-kick (not a penalty) going in the net in Lens is available!

12:06 Owner of a lonely Hartson:

Wouldn’t you just love to be a fly on the wall as Coral football ambassador and ex-England captain Alan Shearer, and former Wales frontman John Hartson limber up for Match of the Day?!

12:03 My, my, Spotify:

Please don’t stop the music!

12:00 Dragon slaying?

It is certainly an evocative image, Daniel!

11:53 England v Wales from 2004:

Some nifty nostalgia, well from an England perspective anyway.

11:50 Tunnel vision:

This is how England and Wales will emerge into the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in around two hours’ time!

11:45 Matchday special! Looking ahead to later this evening, we’ve got an enhanced odds Euro 2016 price boost for you to mull over on Poland and a certain star striker called Robert Lewandowski:

11:43 Kane complain…

Must do better, Harry. Will he start? Team news in just over an hour!

11:35 Meanwhile, over in Dictionary Corner…

Surprised you had time to Tweet with 8 Out Of 10 Cats to do as well as Countdown, Susie. Disappointment might be a word to avoid looking up!

11:31 There sure is Jay!

11:21 Gutted for you, Sam:

11:14 Time for a drink?

It’s never too early when you’re on holiday!

11:08 Less than three hours until kick-off!

11:02 I predict a riot? Not the best phrasing with all that overnight trouble, but the Kaizer Chiefs want your votes:

11:00 Euro shootout plug! Want to win top prizes like a signed Cristiano Ronaldo shirt or photo of Wayne Rooney? Play our Euro Shootout game below, open to all new and existing customers. More details below:

10:57 Spare a thought for Jack Butland. If he hadn’t injured himself in that warm-up friendly against Germany, the Stoek stopper might’ve been in France on the bench today:

10:52 Shearer says… More from our football ambassador over in France:

10:49 Put him in your sky rocket… Bale is the real deal all right:

10:41 Live on Sky Sports… Nicola McGeady is talking about the betting ahead of England v Wales at Euro 2016:

10:39 Don’t telegraph tomorrow…

10:33 Stat attack… Stoke City boss Mark Hughes was the last Welshman to score a goal in a senior international against England. Oh, and it was in 1984. The Three Lions have won the last four to nil.

10:26 Use it! No danger of “crouch, bind, set” in Lens, but England are 2-0 up in international rugby matches against Wales this year. Am omen or no bearing at all?

10:24 Nice legs, Gareth… Bale is the star man for Wales no question. Even if he is showing off:

10:20 Shearer masterclass. Nobody takes a penalty like Coral football ambassador Alan Shearer. Here’s his spot-kick masterclass with our very own Simon Clare:

10:14 Ticket to paradise! If you’re lucky enough to be in Lens for today’s big match, the luckiest among you will have got one of these:

10:10 Bet responsibly. I’d like to be serious for a moment. Coral are part of the responsible betting partnership. When the fun stops, stop.

10:05 Cry God, for Harry, England and St George! Can’t beat a bit of Shakespeare. This below offer combining Euro 2016 football and Royal Ascot horse racing is the perfect way for any English patriot to get themselves in the mood:

10:03 Straw poll… With that EU remain or Brexit decision a week away, you’ve got the perfect opportunity to get into the voting mood. England fancied for the win based on the below:

10:01 Life thru a Lens… It’s the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens where British focus is fixed, but Northern Ireland are also in action against Ukraine in Lyon’s Stade des Lumieres later at 17:00 before World Cup winners Germany play Poland in the Stade de France.

09:58 What’s the story, Morning Glory? First thing’s first, to our very own Irish rose Nicola McGeady and the Coral Morning Report on a big day of action in France:

09:55 Hello! Good morning everyone, and welcome to Coral’s live build-up coverage to England’s second Euro 2016 Group B game against fellow Home Nation and neighbours Wales.

Right up until the 14:00 BST kick-off time in Lens, we’ll have all the latest offers, betting opportunities, comment and analysis!

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Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.