It all started with a row. In the dressing room at half-time, as England’s Euro 2017 ambitions hung in the balance, the jabbing fingers and raised voices planted the seeds of recovery.
Standing on the brink of elimination, after 45 dreadful minutes against Slovakia, something needed to change to reverse the deficit that Martin Chrien’s header had inflicted. Yet this was not a time for tactics or technical speak, it was a time for home truths to be delivered.
In that brief period where there was a hullabaloo, the foundation for a comeback was laid. An hour later, England returned to their sanctuary again but this time the noise was born of relief and celebration. Thanks to goals from Alfie Mawson and Nathan Redmond, England are moving.
Nathan Redmond goes into wild celebration after putting England ahead against Slovakia in the European…