Betting: £10 million swing for bet365 as England seal dramatic comeback

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The online bookmaker have reported that Daniel Sturridge's late winner against Wales in Lens cost over £10 million with a further £5 million refunded to in-play punters

England had never won a game at a European Championship after trailing at half time but that was exactly the situation facing Roy Hodgson's men in Lens after Gareth Bale's free kick found a way past Joe Hart.

The introduction of Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge turned the Three Lions' fortunes around through, with the Leicester City man equalising from close range. England looked to be running out of steam as the final whistle approached but a surging run and close range finish from Sturridge gave his side all three points.

That last gasp goal cost bet365 £10 million as patriotic punters got behind their side. The draw is usually a bookmaker friendly result so England's victory was always likely to be costly, not least in a match with three or more goals and where both teams found the net.

For the second match in a row bet365 also offered their in-play risk-free bet offer and it was an extremely expensive afternoon for the online firm who refunded a further £5 million in losing wagers.

bet365’s Steve Freeth said “The In-Play offer was always going to be expensive but we’ve gone from clawing it back to doing our dough in injury-time.”

England are now 2/7 (1.29) to win Group B and 1/1000 to qualify with Wales chalked up at 1/6 (1.18) to progress to the knockout stages. Hogdson's men are generally an 8/1 (9.0) chance to go all the way in France after moving into pole position to qualify.

The former Liverpool boss certainly seems to have a selection headache on his hands ahead of Monday's clash with Slovakia after seeing another disappointing performance from both Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, who made way for the two goalscorers at the interval.

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