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England's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his side's winning goal against Wales. Picture: PA.

England's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his side's winning goal against Wales. Picture: PA.

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ENGLAND edged out Wales in Lens this afternoon, keeping their Euro 2016 hopes alive with a 2-1 victory

Gareth Bale gave Wales a first-half lead with a free-kick that deceived Joe Hart in the England goal.

England's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

England's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

But two half-time substitutions from England boss Roy Hodgson proved pivotal, with both Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge scoring.

Vardy levelled from inside the six yard box in the 55th minute before Liverpool striker Sturridge burst through the Wales defence to poke home from eight yards out with just seconds remaining.

A correspondent says England footballers should learn from a Hungarian 1953 team. See letter

A correspondent says England footballers should learn from a Hungarian 1953 team. See letter

England's Jamie Vardy celebrate scoring his side's first goal. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

England's Jamie Vardy celebrate scoring his side's first goal. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his side's goal. Picture: John Walton/PA

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his side's goal. Picture: John Walton/PA

Wales' Gareth Bale scores the opening goal. Pictur: Mike Egerton/PA

Wales' Gareth Bale scores the opening goal. Pictur: Mike Egerton/PA

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his side's opener. Picture : John Walton/PA

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his side's opener. Picture : John Walton/PA

Wales' Neil Taylor (left) and England's Adam Lallana (right) battle for the ball. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Wales' Neil Taylor (left) and England's Adam Lallana (right) battle for the ball. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

England's Wayne Rooney with referee Felix Brych. Picture: PA.

England's Wayne Rooney with referee Felix Brych. Picture: PA.

England's Chris Smailling and Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu (right) battle. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

England's Chris Smailling and Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu (right) battle. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

England's Harry Kane (right) and Wales' Ben Davies battle Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

England's Harry Kane (right) and Wales' Ben Davies battle Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

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