Watch moment England fan celebrates IRAN goal as he wins £2.5k by betting on Three Lions’ 6-2 World Cup win | The Sun

AN England fan was over the moon after Iran grabbed their second consolation goal against the Three Lions.

Gareth Southgate's troops ran riot in their World Cup opener on Monday, smashing the Iranians 6-2.

A post shared by The Archbishop of Banterbury🇬🇧 (@thearchbishopofbanterbury)




England fans up and down the nation jumped for joy with each and every goal – although one supporter was more thrilled with Iran's second of the match.

An optimistic punter placed a speculative bet on what turned out to be the correct scoreline.

The gambler's speculative punt looked set to come in deep into second-half injury time when John Stones fouled Morteza Pouraliganji.

Footage on social media showed the England supporter was a bag of nerves after the spot kick was awarded.

READ MORE WORLD CUP NEWS

England fans throw victory party in Doha despite stadium beer ban

Everything you need to know about Dream Team World Cup – £50,000 to be won!

The lad was overcome with emotion as Mehdi Torabi prepared to take the penalty, walking around the pub with his head in his hands.

But he was soon celebrating a stunning win when the Porto striker calmly slotted the ball past a despairing Jordan Pickford.

The bloke was mobbed by his pals, who bundled on top of him in celebration before hoisting him in the air.

According to the video, the lad bagged a whopping £2,500 for his speculative punt.

Most read in Football

TRAGIC DEATH

ITV Technical Director behind World Cup coverage Roger Pearce dies in Qatar

KANE PAIN

England fears as Kane spotted limping with ankle strapped after knock vs Iran

JACK OF HEARTS

Heartwarming moment Grealish keeps promise to young fan after goal vs Iran

BEEB GLITCH

Lineker forced to apologise to England fans live on BBC after technical issue

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP AND WIN A SHARE OF £50k

Footy fans were quick to comment on the stunning win, with one saying: "That’s the bar bill sorted."

Another said: "This is mint and insane."

And another said: "New trim and jacket straight to the top of the list babbbbbyyyyy."

Three Lions chief Southgate was thrilled with the team's performance but wants them to be more defensively sound in their clash with the USA on Friday.

He said: "We're really pleased to start the tournament in this way and really pleased with our attacking play.

"We know that Iran are difficult to score goals against so it's a credit to our players of the movement, the quality of our passing and finishing.

"At the end of the game, to concede two goals the way we did is not the level we need.

"We need to be better than we were today against the USA because they will be coming for us full throttle. We will have to reset.

Read More on The Sun

Secret symbol spotted on Toblerone bar by boy, 10 – here’s what it means

I went to Primark & it was hit & miss – the sections to visit and what to avoid

"I don't like games that drift and there were so many added minutes in both halves.

"I understand games drift, but that won't be enough for us to progress. We still have a lot to do to qualify."

Source: Read Full Article