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Summary

  1. England subs Vardy and Sturridge both score
  2. Bale smashes home 28-yard free-kick
  3. England need draw in final game to qualify/Wales need win to be sure

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Northern Ireland v Ukraine (17:00 BST)

That's all from us here after a dramatic win for England.

Head over to join Jonathan Jurejko for coverage of the game's second match.

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Top five

Marcus Rashford is the youngest player to play at the Euros for England (18y 228d), four days younger than Wayne Rooney in 2004 (v France). He is the fifth youngest overall to appear in the tournament’s history.

Marcus Rashford
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BBC news reporter James Reevell: "Riot police are watching on in Lille's station square. They are relaxed as England and Wales fans mill around singing good naturedly. Plain clothes officers are patrolling amongst fans. 

"It remains calm and many bars have stopped servicing alcohol."

The stats

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England have won a game at a major tournament for the first time having been behind at half-time.

Daniel Sturridge is the 10th England player to score at both the World Cup and the Euros.

A Liverpool player has scored at the last nine tournaments England have appeared at (Euro 96 the last time a Liverpool player didn’t).

Ukraine v Northern Ireland (17:00 BST)

Not long now until the teams will be out in Lyon.

Don't forget that you can follow that game here. 

Kyle Walker was the Uefa man of the match today. If you'd have guessed a year ago that Walker would be man of the match in a team that contained Dele Alli, Marcus Rashford, Eric Dier and Jamie Vardy you'd be doing well...

Full-back or winger?

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Plenty of praise for official man of the match Kyle Walker, who made 43 of his 47 passes in the opposition half. Ex-England defender Rio Ferdinand called him a "machine" while former Wales striker Dean Saunders described him as an "Olympic athlete". 

Kyle Walker
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'Amazing'

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England boss Roy Hodgson: "It is amazing. We played so well against Russia and conceded in the 93rd minute and today we worked so hard in the second half and pushed and pushed and then scored in the 92nd minute, I suppose it shows things do even out but it is rare to see them even out in the space of two games.

"If I had been watching from afar and not been with England and watching Wales play some other opponent I would have felt very sorry for them but they will have to excuse me not feeling sorry for them because I want to be pleased with ourselves." 

On the half-time changes: "We thought a lot about what the starting 11 should be but I didn't want to start breaking eggs with a big stick. I thought I would keep one or two up my sleeve. I was kind of counting on us seeing out the first half and then making a change but the goal meant it was pushed on to me a bit. I was always in our thoughts to bring on Vardy and Sturridge and then bring on Wilshere or Rashford when we were looking for a goal."

'A long time since I reacted like that'

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Roy Hodgson
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England manager Roy Hodgson tells 5 live about the contrast in emotion from Saturday's draw in Marseille to today's win: "It's certainly two different ends to the spectrum. It's a long time since myself and the coaching staff have showed such joy at a goal. That's because that goal the other night put us under a bit of pressure.

"When the chances don't go in and you've compounded your task by conceding that Gareth Bale goal, it really is a happy moment when both the substitutes score.

"I thought it was on the cards all the way through the second half."

On his half-time team talk: "I thought we were doing OK but I thought there were other aspects of our game which we could bring to the game. In the second half it was much more aggressive in terms of our attacking play. We were in a hair's breath so many times but it took until the 92nd minute. 

"I have great empathy with Chris and the Welsh team because he must have been looking at a good draw. He will be today as I was on Saturday night."

'Hodgson's neck was on the line'

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Alan Shearer

Ex-England captain on BBC One

I said at half-time Roy Hodgson's neck was on the line so he was within his rights to tell those who started that their time was up and put new people on. He put more bodies up front, and the guys who came on made an impact. 

Wayne Rooney post-match reaction

Wayne Rooney post-match reaction

'It wasn't to be'

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Chris Coleman
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Wales boss Chris Coleman: "A point for us would have fantastic. They are a very good team, very strong. Congrats to Roy, he made some good substitutions and we knew they would push us back. Most of the time we looked quite strong and although they had a lot of possession I wasn't that worried.

"The guys showed great heart. They stuck into the game and with 60 seconds remaining, to give up that point we worked so hard for, we are gutted but we have to move on. We are here to get through to the last 16. If you are from Wales, you always looked at this game because it is England but for me it is the middle game of three. We move on and have to show a reaction against Russia.

"When you are bringing on the likes of Vardy and Sturridge and Sterling and Kane are going off, they are top players. We knew that it would be tough, it was a good old fashioned derby. They had been on such a good run coming into this tournament, we knew they would be disappointed after a point against Russia and they would come on strong. It wasn't to be in the end."

'I don't think there are many better than Walker'

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Rio Ferdinand

Former England defender on BBC One

If you look at Kyle Walker's pace and intensity, he is like a machine. He puts the opposition full-back under pressure. He asks whether you are ready to run with me and if not, he will motor past you.

There might be questions on how he plays in his own third, but as for when you are on the front foot, I don't think there are many better in the world. He is like a winger.

Coming up next

Ukraine v Northern Ireland (17:00 BST)

The next game of a packed day is only 40 minutes away now.

The team news is in and Northern Ireland have dropped talisman Kyle Lafferty.

Here's the team:

Northern Ireland XI: M McGovern, A Hughes, G McAuley, C Cathcart, J Evans, C Evans, O Norwood, S Davis, S Dallas, J Ward, C Washington.

Follow that game in full here.  

'Tough for everybody'

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Wales captain Ashley Williams: "It is tough for everybody obviously but we have another game on Monday and it is a quick turnaround so we won't get down about it. It hurts obviously, we were close to getting a point but we didn't but we will get over it.

"You haven't done enough until the final whistle blows. We've seen late goals in this tournament, it wasn't that we switched off, it was just one of those things.

"It will be fine. A few of us have spoken, the manager has spoken, we will regroup and get over it. At the end of the day we have three points from two games and we will focus on the next game and getting out of the group."

Ashley Williams
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'Nice to come out on top'

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England midfielder Adam Lallana: "These are the games you want to be playing in. We said before the game kicked off we would need everyone one of the 23 men in the squad and today showed that.

"The pitch was a bit dry and we said at half time we maybe need to quicken things up a bit, a few more combinations and we got the goal and kept plugging away. After conceding late against Russia it was nice to get one in the last minute.

"It is everyone's job to build it up. England versus Wales is a massive occasion. We just want to do our talking on the pitch. It's nice to come out on top."

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'Wales can't be too despondent'

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Rio Ferdinand

Former England defender on BBC One

Knowing a few guys in the changing room, Wales can't be too despondent. They still have a chance to qualify. I saw Ashley Williams speak to the players at the end and he will be saying that they showed a lot of effort on the pitch, but we can still get through. 

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Dean Saunders

Former Wales striker on BBC One

"I'm hoping that Joe Ledley has not damaged his leg again.

"They fought, the commitment was there from everyone, England just had too much class. We've got to get our chins up, that's why it was so important to win the first game."

'Shows what a squad we have'

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England forward Wayne Rooney: "First half we did OK but have to move the ball quicker. The manager made some positive changes and it paid off for us. We kept the ball well and kept probing and got the goal in the end.

"We know as a group of players we are not just an 11-man team, we have a full squad here and it shows just what a good squad we have. It was a great feeling to win the game like we did, it will almost qualify us now and we have to win the game on Monday.

"It was a great win, but a fully deserved one."

On Marcus Rashford: "Marcus will be delighted. I am really pleased for him. I think it was 112 days ago he made his debut for Manchester United and now he is playing on the biggest stage so I am really pleased for him."

Listen to Gareth Bale's thoughts after the match

Gareth Bale post-match reaction

Hart's wall problem

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Wall
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Former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel on Twitter: "Re Bale goal, look at the wall. That's the biggest mistake by Joe Hart, don't put one up. If he doesn't he can start in the MIDDLE of the goal so even if the ball is all over the place he can move quicker. Also the wall becomes a target only 10 yards away, gives better aim for Bale.

"Well done England. But you have to question team selection. Next time I'm sure Roy starts his in form players.

"Wales never invested enough to get a result, you defend that deep, you invite the other team to attack, that leads to chances and goals."

Watch the highlights

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It had a bit of everything didn't it?

Highlights: England 2-1 Wales

England 2-1 Wales

Dean Saunders

Former Wales striker on BBC One

"Danny Rose and Kyle Walker are like Olympic athletes up and down the flanks. They caused us all sorts of problems."

'Rooney has been tremendous'

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Alan Shearer

Ex-England captain on BBC One

Wayne Rooney is the only England player who has been tremendous in both games. He was man of the match in the first game, and he won't be far away in this game too. He wanted to dictate the play, grab the game by the scruff of the neck and played very well. 

England and France sure know how to keep the audience hanging on. That's last-gasp goals in both games for both countries so far...

'England were too strong'

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John Hartson

Ex-Wales striker on BBC One

It was a little bit too far to see out a win on the back of Gareth Bale's free-kick. England had too much strength for us. 

'We shall see...'

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Jamie vardy
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England striker Jamie Vardy: "Everyone wants to be a part of the starting line up but it is a team game, we are all in this together and when you come off the bench you want to make an impact and luckily I did today.

"We thought we were playing well. The message was simple - to carry on doing what we were doing and hopefully the goals would come and they did.

"We just want to take each game as it comes, we got the win today and hopefully we can win the next game."

Does it make you favourite to start in the next game? "We will have to wait and see. I will be trying my hardest in training and we will see in the next game."

What next?

England need a draw against Slovakia to go through, Wales need a win against Russia to be sure.

'The keeper had no chance for the winner'

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Alan Shearer

Ex-England captain on BBC One

It's no fluke the ball fell to Jamie Vardy for his goal. He has that striker's instinct. 

As for Daniel Sturridge's goal, it's that lack of back-lift from him that beat Wayne Hennessey. The keeper has no chance of reacting to it. 

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Dean Saunders

Former Wales striker on BBC One

"Strikers have an instinct you cannot teach. They go in the right place at the right time. So Sterling and Lallana don't get in the same positions as the two substitutes."

'I am very proud'

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Gareth Bale
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Wales forward Gareth Bale: "Obviously it is massively disappointing but I am very proud of everybody. We gave everything like we always do and I have said before if we go out but have given 100% then we can't do any more. We are disappointed at the moment but we are strong inside and the tournament is not over yet. We will go into the next game with even more strength.

"We keep fighting all the way. We will keep fighting to qualify."

'Credit to Roy Hodgson'

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Rio Ferdinand

Former England defender

England were probing, which was good to see in the second half. We criticised Roy Hodgson for his subs in the last game but we have to give him credit this time. He bought five strikers and that's why they flooded the box and the chances fell to the right people. 

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I wonder what has happened to Roy Hodgson in recent weeks? He really went for broke at half-time there and threw forwards on all game. He's turned into Kevin Keegan. 

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Dean Saunders

Former Wales striker on BBC One

We were so close to getting a result but all credit to Roy Hodgson, he put goalscoring players on and they won it for them. Jamie Vardy, it's no coincidence it dropped to him. Daniel Sturridge played a nice one-two for the winner. It's sickening for the Welsh boys but both teams are still in it. 

'I'm not getting excited'

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Daniel Sturridge
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England striker Daniel Sturridge: "It's a great feeling. Unbelievable. I am grateful to the gaffer for the opportunity and God for allowing me to score. It is a brilliant feeling.

"It is only one more game in the group, so no-one wants to get too excited but the atmosphere is unbelievable and the togetherness between the two countries here is unbelievable.

"It is great to help the boys win the game, my brother and my cousin have travelled here to the game and it is great for them to experience this."

'Wales should beat Russia'

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Former Wales striker Nathan Blake on BBC Radio 5 live: "There was a lot of talking before the game and we have come out of it without a point. As England showed after the first game, you have to dust yourself down quickly and come back.

"Wales should go and beat Russia. Russia are one of the poorest teams in the tournament so far."

What now for Wales?

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Wales play Russia in their final game and they are well placed to go through. As are England now.

England have four points, Wales and Slovakia are on three. 

England deserved it

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Alan Shearer

Ex-England captain on BBC One

"It was much better second half. Roy did what he had to do, he gambled and brought the subs on. When you bring subs on they have to make an impact and the two guys have done that. They deserved it. England stretched them a bit more, we got bodies into the box and the guys that came on produced."