Fan Footage Shows England Trying To Score When Croatia Were Celebrating Goal

In a desperate bid to win the game, Gareth Southgate's England side took a leaf out of Panama's book last night and tried to score while the opposition celebrated.

Three weeks ago, Harry Kane scored the second from the spot with an emphatic penalty and every outfield player joined him in celebrating off the pitch.

Then, in a moment of madness, one Panama player grabbed the ball, raced up to the halfway line and took a kick-off.

They ultimately failed, but it was definitely worth a punt.


Now, fan footage has emerged of three England players trying to catch Croatia out on the break with an almost identical piece of play after Mario Mandzukic's winner in the 109th minute.

Croatia eventually went on to defend their lead, but the following footage was not broadcast on television.

Twitter user Vlasta Jeseničnik gave us a glimpse of what happened just seconds after the goal went in, as three players sprinted to the centre circle.

Kieran Tripper sent England fans into meltdown when he scored a free-kick in the opening minutes of the game, but Zlatko Dalic's side managed to claw their way back into the game thanks to Ivan Perisic's toe punt.

Croatia's hero of the hour, Mandzukic, then scored the winner, catching out the sluggish England defence.


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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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