Newcastle fan realizes what Graeme Jones did before Jack Grealish changed England’s Euro 2020 tie
England are busy preparing for a Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine – and Newcastle United supporters believe Graeme Jones has already made his contribution to the Three Lions’ march into the final eight.
Following the unexpected departure of striker Allan Russell in May, Gareth Southgate asked Newcastle number 2 if he would like to be part of his back room team at the European Championships.
Jones, who is a proud Englishman, didn’t have to think twice after the Magpies gave the Geordie permission to take the position.
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Not only did Southgate use his tournament experience as assistant to Belgium at the 2018 World Cup, they also welcomed Jones’ innovative drills and contributions.
In fact, it was Jones who was supposed to pass the final instructions on to Jack Grealish on Tuesday in the third round of the Three Lions against Germany.
With more than 40,000 supporters at Wembley, cheers rose in the 66th minute as Grealish appeared on the big screen when he was ready.
Grealish was soon to replace Bukayo Saka, and it wasn’t long before substitute Luke Shaw picked up a 75th-minute lead in the lead up to Raheem Sterling’s opening goal.
Then, in the 86th minute, Grealish helped seal England victory after Harry Kane nodded off the maverick’s teasing flank.
It was England’s first knockout win against Germany in 55 years, and when they reacted to this milestone on social media, Newcastle supporters paid tribute to Jones, who is the only club employee left alongside Swiss defender Fabian Schar Tournament can remain.
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