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The highlight of England vs Wales so far has been Harry Maguire’s shot going out for a throw-in

Marcus Chan

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The highlight of England vs Wales so far has been Harry Maguire’s shot going out for a throw-in

Harry Maguire's attempted shot at goal which was so wide it went for a throw-in was the highlight of a poor first half between England and Wales.

Heading into the last round of matches in Group B, England knew they only needed a point against Rob Page’s side to qualify for the next round.

Wales however were tasked with a near-impossible assignment as they needed to beat England by four or more goals in order to get themselves through.

During the cagey first 15 minutes, Marcus Rashford squandered a huge chance to put England ahead after being put through one on one against the keeper by Harry Kane. However, Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward did well to deny the Manchester United man.

Midway through the first half, United captain Maguire took the ball and drove towards the Wales penalty area.

As he approached the 18-yard box, his options were limited and therefore he decided to have an ambitious shot towards the goal.

However, his attempt was so wide it went for a throw-in. You can watch the attempt below.

Fans reacted on social media about the quality of the first half.

One fan said: "This is the worst Premier League all star match, dull, boring half."

Another tweeted: "This match is a bit of a snooze fest so far."

A third fan added: "This match is frustrating the life out of me!!!"

Someone else commented: "What an awful first half between England and Wales, so slow, no quality whatsoever. Very very poor."

As the half continued to tick by, England started to dominate more as they searched for the go-ahead goal. But the Three Lions were up against a spirited Wales defence which refused to give anything away.

The halftime whistle went with the game tied at 0-0. A big second half is needed from Wales if they are to have any chance of making it through to the last 16. England meanwhile will be heading into the knockout stages as things stand.


Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: England, Football, Football World Cup, Wales, Harry Maguire

Marcus Chan
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