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Euro Round-Up

19 June 2016

We take a look at the Clarets involvement in round two of fixtures at UEFA Euro 2016

England emerged victorious in the ‘Battle of Britain’ during the second round of fixtures at UEFA Euro 2016 as they beat Wales 2-1.

Roy Hodgson’s side fell behind to a long range Gareth Bale free-kick in the first-half before a double substitute prompted a dramatic fightback.

Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge were introduced for Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane as the Three Lions looked to win their first ever game at a major finals when they’ve been behind at the break.

Vardy levelled in 56th minute after Ashley Williams’ header inadvertently found its way into his path.

But Wales looked to have held on for a point until Daniel Sturridge played a neat one-two with Dele Alli and slotted the ball under Wayne Hennessey with 91 minutes on the clock.

Clarets skipper Tom Heaton was an unused substitute in the game and took part in Sunday’s training session despite requiring strapping around his gloves.

Victory against Slovakia in St Etienne on Monday would win the group, while a point would also seal first place if Wales fail to beat Russia.

On the opposing side in the fixture, striker Sam Vokes is also still awaiting action in France after he was an unused substitute in the defeat to England.

A win for Chris Coleman's side in their fixture against Russia would guarantee qualification to the next stage of the tournament, while a draw could be good enough if Slovakia fail to beat England.

Elsewhere, Stephen Ward has become the first ever Burnley player to appear at the European Championship finals.

Ward played the full 90 minutes for the Republic of Ireland in their 3-0 defeat to Belgium in Group E at the Stade de Bordeaux.

A double from Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and an Axel Witsel strike proved the difference, meaning Ireland must beat Italy to stand a chance of progression to the last 16.

Remaining group games:

Monday 20th June (8pm kick-off) – Slovakia v England at at Stade Geoffroy Guichard - Saint-Etienne (ITV)

Monday 20 June (8pm kick-off) - Russia v Wales at Stadium de Toulouse – Toulouse (ITV 4)

Wednesday 22 June (8pm kick-off) - Italy v Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre Mauroy - Lille Métropole (ITV)

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