England threw away a two-goal lead at Wembley on Tuesday evening as they drew 2-2 with Spain in an international friendly, after a late flurry from the visitors ruined their night.
If failing to win despite being 2-0 up heading into the 89th minute wasn’t bad enough, their opponents took to the changing rooms to mock the hosts with a popular craze which is taking over the internet.
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After Jamie Vardy headed home Jordan Henderson’s cross three minutes into the second period the Leicester City forward performed his very own ‘mannequin challenge’ by freezing still in his celebration.
He added to Adam Lallana’s first-half penalty to put his country in a commanding position, so the decision celebrate in such fashion seemed acceptable.
History has shown us though that you shouldn’t count your chickens before they have hatched just ask Alan Pardew – who could forget his dance during the FA Cup final in which his side, Crystal Palace, went on to lose against Manchester United.
So when Spain fought-back to secure a draw with almost the final kick of the game, Vardy was left red-faced.
Iago Aspas’ brilliant strike with one minute of normal time set up a tense finish, as the former Liverpool striker famous for ‘that corner’ scored on his debut, before Isco’s 95th minute effort broke English hearts.
It was only fitting that Julen Lopetegui’s men retaliated afterwards with their very own mannequin challenge – talk about rubbing salt in the wound.