England fans are reacting incredibly positively to the fresh energy and direct running Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish have brought to the Group D match against Czech Republic.
After a flat and stodgy England display in the 0-0 draw with Scotland, the Three Lions looked revitalised from kick-off against the Czechs at Wembley.
Raheem Sterling gave England the lead after 12 minutes but it was Saka and Grealish who led the England breakaway charge, while Grealish's looping cross found Sterling in the box to nod in from close range.
The assist king ... and #ENG lead! :crown:- ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 22, 2021
:zap: Incisive run from @BukayoSaka87
:fork_knife_plate: @JackGrealish puts it on a plate
:sunglasses: @Sterling7 does the rest#CZEENG ' #ITVFootball ' #Euro2020 pic.twitter.com/rqIApvGwAE
Both the Arsenal and Aston Villa attackers looks unintimidated by their first starts in senior tournament football as they got the England fans on their feet by putting the Czech Republic players on the back foot.
They helped give England's attack a new fluency throughout the first half.
These two completely change our attack they drive teams back beat players and create chances they are a must need in this team from now on https://t.co/x7eQPNNy9t- PattyPatin0 :flag_black:#KroenkeOut (@PattyPatin0) June 22, 2021
Grealish and Saka together is so much fun to watch- The Cheek Clapping Connoisseur (@mikeviceo) June 22, 2021
SAKA. GREALISH. STERLING.- Jeanette (@JNETTEKWAKYE) June 22, 2021
Look at the creativity. I AM SHOUTING!!!!
Saka & Grealish running the show imagine my shock pic.twitter.com/5zCa26dqx4- Mason (@afcmason3) June 22, 2021
For the first time in Euro 2020, England went into the half-time break with a 1-0 lead and are topping Group D with 45 minutes left to play.
Saka and Grealish have been fantastic wouldn't mind both of them starting the last 16 game regardless of the opposition- Jordan (@COYSJordan94) June 22, 2021
Boom get in!!!! Saka and grealish creating exactly what need! Sterling always a goal threat! Come on lads :flag_black:- Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) June 22, 2021
This game immediately comes to life when Grealish or Saka get on the ball.- Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) June 22, 2021
Saka and Grealish skipping past people is the mind-blowing discovery only #ENG could make three games into a tournament- Ed McCambridge (@edmccambridge) June 22, 2021
#ENG Saka & Grealish's willingness to run at opponents is making a difference but Maguire also improving England offensively with his passing out. Great defence splitting pass there for Kane- Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) June 22, 2021
More to follow.
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