Ferdinand, Neville, Wright & more: Twitter reacts to England win

Theo Walcott comes off the bench to inspire England to a 3-2 victory over Sweden, leading to a delirious reaction on Twitter

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Rio Ferdinand was impressed by Danny Welbeck's winner Photo: The Sport Review

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Theo Walcott’s star performance from the bench helped inspire England to a 3-2 victory over Sweden in a dramatic Group D clash.

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Andy Carroll’s first-half header was cancelled out after the interval, with Olof Mellberg scoring twice, before Walcott netted a sensational equaliser and set up Danny Welbeck’s winner.

England’s first competitive win over Sweden sparked great debate on Twitter. Here is a selection of some of the best Tweets.

Comedian James Corden ‏(@JKCorden) is impressed by England’s passion: “So great to see all 11 players singing the national anthem!!!!! COME ON ENGLAND!”

Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor (‏@NeilMellor33) is telepathic in his prediction that Olof Mellberg will be a thorn in England’s side: “Mellberg was the most physical player I ever played against. Tough night for Carroll but believe he will do well #comeonengland”

While Aston Villa keeper Ian Taylor ‏(@IanTaylor7) was certainly right about Scott Parker, who struggled in the latter stages: “#england have started well. Will the game catch up with Parker/Gerrard later on though? Full of energy at the moment.#Euro2012”

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden ‏(@stuholden) is impressed by the England captain’s delivery for Andy Carroll’s goal: “Stevie G .. What a player …”

Ex-Leeds United defender Dominic Matteo ‏(@sansirodom21) is delighted for Carroll: “Buzzing for Carroll!!”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright ‏(@IanWright0) is pleased Carroll has answered his critics: “Where are ya? Where are you Andy Carroll critics? I said with the right service he could be brilliant!!!! Go big man !!!!”

Everton captain Phil Neville ( ‏@fizzer18) is impressed with the combination: “What a ball from Gerrard again – go head that Andy Carroll – great header too!!”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) refers to an interesting battle between Carroll and Zlatan Ibrahimović: “In the battle of the ponytails Andy Carroll uses his to great effect. Come on England.”

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore (‏@StanCollymore) gives his half-time thoughts: “HT 1-0 Positives: Carroll header and work rate superb plus Milner down right. Gerrard looking hungry. Negatives: Young down the left, Parker’s passing.”

Ex-Newcastle United defender Warren Barton ‏(@warrenbarton2) can see trouble brewing after Carroll concedes a cheap free-kick: “Bad free-kick to give away. Get to together boys.”

And Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) points the finger at Carroll after Mellberg’s first: “Oh dear here we go, giving it away. Carroll scores then gives away free-kick.”

Newcastle United forward Peter Lovenkrands ‏(@lovenkrands11) appreciates Ibrahimović’s contribution to the goal: “Zlatan is a great, great player I just wish he would work a bit more! Bad goal for England to give away!”

Norwich City forward Darren Huckerby ‏(@hucks6dh6) sums up the nation’s thoughts as Mellberg scores again: “We are in deep s**t #Euro12”

Great Britain’s world champion 10,000m runner Mo Farah ‏(@Mo_Farah) is feeling the emotional pain: “What’s going???? Come on England….!!!! Oh my days….!!!”

While ex-Wales midfielder Robbie Savage ‏(@RobbieSavage8) criticises England’s marking before praising Joe Hart for his save from Ibrahimović: “Free header on the six-yard line that can’t happen surely [minutes later]…..Wow what a save was that Gordon Banks!”

Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy ‏(@Johnruddy86) is delighted by Walcott’s equaliser: “BOOM!!!! Yes Walcott, like I said #ibelieve”

Swansea City winger Wayne Routledge ‏(@WayneRoutledge) is lost for words before finding them as Walcott sets up Danny Welbeck’s goal: “Wow! #GameOn………. #Theo = game changer! What a finish! Now for the longest 10 minutes”

Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas (‏@jjenas8) appreciates the skill behind England’s third: “Danny welbeck #tekkers”

Former England bowler Darren Gough ‏(@DGoughie) reacts like a true fan: “Oh my god Welbeck! Get in!”

Netherlands goalTim Krul ‏(@TimKrul) is enjoying a great game: “What a fantastic goal and what a game..!!”

Ex-England rugby captain Mike Tindall (‏@miketindall13) is impressed: “I didn’t think Welbeck knew what was going on then but he knew!! Great goal, classy touch. Walcott has made a big impact #comonengland”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) is delighted for his team-mate: “Welbeck av that!!!! Come on englaaaaaaaand!!”

After the final whistle, ex-Crystal Palace forward Mark Bright ‏(@Mark__Bright) is happy with the win: “Well done England, we made hard work of that, we asked for more going forward and we got three goals, building slowly #Euro2012”

Former Wales international Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) gives an unbiased take: “Great win. The positives: “Gerrard, Carroll , Welbeck , Walcott , team spirit , Hodgson subs. The negatives – Young? Terry’s lack of pace ! Defending!”

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