Chancel Mbemba played 33 times for Newcastle United in the Premier League last season.
It required something remarkable for Michael O’Neill to surpass his achievement of guiding Northern Ireland into their first European Championships as winners of their qualifying group. Something remarkable happened in Lyon.
Daniel Sturridge described the victory over Wales as “a brilliant feeling” after his 92nd-minute goal kept England in the fight for qualification from Group B.
Perhaps it is not that hard after all. Facing perhaps the biggest 45 minutes of his managerial career (though Fulham fans may disagree), Roy Hodgson picked up his pile of chips, crossed his fingers and shunted them all on to red.
Everton have been linked with Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in recent times.
Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Walker was in impressive form as England beat Wales.
There was a period here when Roy Hodgson was staring at possible exit.
Chris Coleman’s instinct was to be bullish.
When the final, decisive blow arrived, Roy Hodgson was off his seat and out of the dugout.
Manchester United nearly men faced off for France and Albania.