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Daniel Sturridge Goal Gives England Victory Against Wales In Euro 2016 Clash In Lens

Lens is just 20 miles from Lille where fans clashed with police in tense scenes.

16/06/2016 12:49 | Updated 16 June 2016

England And Wales Fans football fans seemed to be in good spirits after Thursday's match in the French city of Lens.

At half time it was 1-0 to Wales, with Welsh fans singing "England's going home".

But the Vardy party began not long into the second half with an equaliser and a late goal from Daniel Sturridge saw England to a 2-1 victory.

There were no signs of any trouble but Lens is just 20 miles from Lille where football supporters have clashed with French police in tense scenes.

Police made 36 arrests and authorities said 16 people have been treated in hospital after trouble there.

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    Wales and England fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    A football supporter covers his head with an England flag as he walks in the rain in Lens, northern France, on 16 June 2016, on the day England plays against Wales in their Euro 2016 group B football match. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    England fans climb onto a bar's canopy to hang a flag in central Lens, on 16 June 2016, on the day that England plays Wales during the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A flare is ignited as England fans hang a flag onto a bar's canopy in central Lens, on 16 June 2016, on the day that England plays Wales during the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A flare is ignited as England fans hang a flag onto a bar's canopy in central Lens, on 16 June 2016, on the day that England plays Wales during the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    England fans chant in the streets in central Lens, on 16 June 2016, on the day that England plays Wales during the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    England fans climb onto a bar's canopy to hang a flag in central Lens, on 16 June 2016, on the day that England plays Wales during the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Wales and England fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    Wales and England fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    Wales and England fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    A supporter speaks to French police in Lens, France Thursday, June 16, 2016 ahead of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Wales at the Bollaert stadium. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
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    A football fan walks through a fountain in Lille, ahead of England's Euro 2016 clash with Wales.
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    England fans soak up the atmosphere before the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 16, 2016. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
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    England football fans walk through a fountain in Lille, ahead of England's Euro 2016 clash with Wales.
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    Wales fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    An England fan has his face painted during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    Wales fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    England fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    England fans soak up the atmosphere before the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    Wales fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    England fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    Wales fans soak up the atmosphere before the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 16, 2016. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
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    LENS, FRANCE - JUNE 16: A Wales fan with a hamburger mask poses for a photograph ahead of the England v Wales Euro 2016 Group B match on June 16, 2016 in Lens, France. Fans from both countries have arrived in Lens to watch the widely anticipated match. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LENS, FRANCE - JUNE 16: Wales fans arrive at the stadium ahead of the England v Wales Euro 2016 Group B match on June 16, 2016 in Lens, France. Fans from both countries have arrived in Lens to watch the widely anticipated match. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LENS, FRANCE - JUNE 16: Wales fans look on prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between England v Wales at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on June 16, 2016 in Lens, France. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
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    England and Wales supporters make their way towards the stadium in Lens, northern France, on 16 June 2016, on the day England plays against Wales in their Euro 2016 group B football match. / AFP / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Wales supporters make their way to the game ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    Wales and England fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    England fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
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    Wales fans in Lens ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens.
England V Wales

When is England playing Wales? Kick Off 2pm, Thursday

Where can I watch, listen? Broadcast on BBC One and BBC Radio 5 Live

Where is England playing Wales? Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis, Lens

Last time Wales last beat England at football: Wrexham, 1984

Odds: 3/5 England win, 3/1 draw, 5/1 Wales win

Prediction: England 2-1 (Rooney, Vardy and Bale to score)

The England team is expected to be unchanged, while Wales could make a number of changes, including bringing in goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey for Danny Ward.

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    England supporters gather outside a bar in downtown Lille, France Wednesday, June 15, 2016 one day ahead of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match against Wales in nearby Lens. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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    England supporters gesture towards a line of police officers during a standoff in downtown Lille, France Wednesday, June 15, 2016 one day ahead of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match against Wales in nearby Lens. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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    England fans lit by a burning flare in Lille city centre, France, as fresh clashes have taken place between England fans and Russian hooligans at Euro 2016.
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    England supporters gesture towards a line of police officers during a standoff in downtown Lille, France Wednesday, June 15, 2016 one day ahead of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match against Wales in nearby Lens. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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    England supporters gesture towards a line of police officers during a standoff in downtown Lille, France Wednesday, June 15, 2016 one day ahead of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match against Wales in nearby Lens. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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    England supporters gesture towards a line of police officers in downtown Lille, France Wednesday, June 15, 2016 one day ahead of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match against Wales in nearby Lens. Russia played Slovakia at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq, near Lille on Wednesday which raised the possibility of violence after clashes between supporters from the two countries at their previous match in Marseille last weekend. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
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    An England fan helps another up after he was knocked to the ground by French police officers in Lille city centre, France, as fresh clashes have taken place between England fans and Russian hooligans at Euro 2016.
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: English police attempt to restore order as French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: British football fans gather at Grand Place Square as France police take security measurements since violence broke out in Marseille on Saturday, in Lille, France on June 15, 2016. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Atlgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: People cover their faces as they run after tear gas is fired as French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: People cover their faces as they run after tear gas is fired as French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: People cover their faces as they run after tear gas is fired as French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: English football fans hold a flag in front of a police officer as supporters gather outside a pub on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: People cover their faces as they run after tear gas is fired as French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: An English football fan runs as French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: An English football fan gestures at police officers as supporters gather outside a pub on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: People hold their hands up as French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: People cover their faces as they run after tear gas is fired as French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: A police officer looks on as English football fans gather outside a pub on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: English fans celebrate with beer outside a pub in the city center on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15, 2016: An English fan in a street during the 2016 UEFA European Championship. Alexander Demianchuk/TASS (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk\TASS via Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Police clash with English football fans in the city center on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: British police spotters work as an England football fan climbs a road sign as supporters gather outside a pub on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Police arrest a football fan in the city center on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: English fans celebrate with beer outside a pub in the city center on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Police arrest a football fan in the city center on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: English fans celebrate with beer outside a pub in the city center on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Police arrest a football fan in the city center on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
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    LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: English fans celebrate with beer outside a pub in the city center on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Football fans from around Europe have descended on France for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
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