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Betting: England backers are paid out despite Netherlands defeat

11:02 AM WAT 07/06/2019
Matthijs de Ligt Marcus Rashford Netherlands England 2019
William Hill's Golden Goal offer rewarded punters who backed the Three Lions despite Southgate's side failing to win their Nations League semi-final

England suffered another semi-final defeat as the Three Lions lost their Nations League clash against Netherlands in Guimaraes.

While Matthijs de Ligt's equaliser would usually have denied England backers a return, William Hill's Golden Goal promotion had already guaranteed a cash pay-out for those who had backed the favourites before kick-off.

Marcus Rashford put England ahead from the penalty spot after 32 minutes and that ensured anyone who had bet on Gareth Southgate's men was onto a winner, regardless of the final result.

Punters who had placed a pre-match single on the Three Lions saw their wagers paid out in cash, up to £50 plus qualifying stake. Full terms and conditions can be found on the William Hill site.

As it happened, that concession proved extremely valuable thanks to de Ligt's equaliser which took the game into extra-time, rewarding draw backers in the match result market.

Jesse Lingard looked to have put Southgate's side back in front but saw his strike ruled out after a VAR review ruled the 26-year-old had strayed offside prior to slotting the ball past Jasper Cillessen.

The stalemate was an 11/5 (3.20) chance with William Hill before the action got underway, with England available at around 13/10 (2.30).

Ronald Koeman's side dominated the additional 30 minutes in Guimaraes, hitting the front thanks to a Kyle Walker own goal before Quincy Promes sealed their progression to the Nations League final.

The turnaround was the second time in a year that England have gone in front in a semi-final only to be pegged back and eventually fall short, following their defeat against Croatia at last summer’s World Cup.

William Hill are 8/11 (1.73) that hosts Portugal emerge victorious from Sunday's clash while the Dutch are available at Evens (2.0) to lift the inaugural trophy and seal their place at Euro 2020.

England are 21/20 (2.05) favourites to get the better of Switzerland in the third-place play-off which takes place earlier in the day. The Swiss are 5/2 (3.50) to come out on top with the draw trading at the same price.

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