England's coach Roy Hodgson celebrates after the Euro 2016 group B football match between England and Wales at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens on June 16, 2016. England won the match 2-1. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS
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An injury-time winner against Wales and a peaceful night of celebrations for their much criticized supporters have given England fresh momentum ahead of their final Group B game against Slovakia.Hodgson was relieved to only face questions about on-field matters and believed the manner of England's victory justified his decision to include five strikers in his 23-man squad.Both were sent on as second-half substitutes, along with Jamie Vardy, who scored England's opening goal, in a series of bold moves that confirmed the importance of making full use of the squad.Leaden-footed defending after Sturridge struck his winner Thursday almost allowed Gareth Bale to grab an equalizer, while England goalkeeper Joe Hart was to blame for Bale's first-half opener from a swirling free-kick.
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