England fans across the country took the opportunity to catch up on the hour of sleep they missed overnight during their team’s sedate 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania.
Unfortunately for those who missed out on their kip when the clocks went forward, their afternoon naps were rudely interrupted when Jamie Vardy punctured the on-field torpor by thoughtlessly scoring a goal.
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) March 26, 2017
The ensuing noise from celebrating fans at Wembley caused armchair supporters all over the country to jolt into consciousness and cheer as if they’d been awake all along.
Vardy scores, England fans wake up pic.twitter.com/bu18kf1n2F
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 26, 2017
— Frear (@Frear3) March 26, 2017
— Tom Clemson (@Tomarse1989) March 26, 2017
Glad that goal went in woke me up 😴😴😴😴⚽⚽⚽
— Stuart Guest (@saguest67) March 26, 2017
Annoying to have your snooze brought to a premature end, but we’re sure they’ll forgive Vardy as his goal, following Jermain Defoe’s strike in the first half, ensured England took all three points.
England lacked the spark they showed in their promising performance against Germany on Wednesday, and the only real moment of quality came in the shape of that goal from Vardy.
But it seems there was one fan he couldn’t wake – his own daughter.
— Rebekah Vardy (@RebekahVardy) March 26, 2017
She’s got the right idea.