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England Fan Wins £360 On Euro Bet After Unborn Son Gives Him Tip Off In Ultrasound Scan

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England Fan Wins £360 On Euro Bet After Unborn Son Gives Him Tip Off In Ultrasound Scan

An England supporter won £360 on a bet he placed before the Three Lions' clash against Germany after being inspired by his unborn son's gesture in a recent ultrasound scan picture.

Johnny Howell, a 30-year-old gas engineer from Great Yarmouth, was jokingly told by a sonographer that his son's decision to hold up two fingers in the scan was a peace sign.

But it soon 'dawned' on him that the kid may have been predicting England's round of 16 game, so he placed a £30 bet on Gareth Southgate's side to win 2-0 at 12-1.

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Goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane at Wembley on Tuesday night meant that England secured a place in the quarter-final stages of the competition - and Johnny was £330 richer.

"It is just incredible that my boy came up with the right result," Howell told The Sun.

"It's a shame that he didn't put up four fingers and a thumb to predict five goals."

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Johnny's girlfriend, Alice, couldn't believe what she was seeing. She said: "The second goal came and I thought, 'Are you joking?' "

The pair will spend the winnings on baby equipment as they prepare for life with a new family member.

Image credit: East Anglia News Service
Image credit: East Anglia News Service

England will come up against Ukraine on Saturday afternoon and will come into the tie as favourites, although manager Andriy Shevchenko is relishing the opportunity to face Gareth Southgate's side.

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In fact, he says their upcoming opponents don't scare them.

"England are a great team, they have a deep bench, an outstanding coaching staff and we are fully aware how tough this game is going to be," Shevchenko said.

"I saw all their three group matches, not today's win over Germany because we had to prepare for our own game with Sweden.

"They are incredibly difficult to score against but their strength shouldn't scare us.

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He added: "It should motivate us because everything is possible in football as in life and we will play our hearts out to give our fans even more to cheer about."

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Topics: Football, England, Germany

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