Gary Lineker and his BBC colleagues go WILD after Luke Shaw’s opener in the Euro 2020 final vs Italy at Wembley, with Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard fist-pumping and jumping for joy
Gary Lineker and his fellow pundits went wild in the BBC studios after Luke Shaw’s opening goal in the Euro 2020 final.
Manchester United left back Shaw half-volleyed in from Kieran Trippier’s pinpoint cross after just two minutes against Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday night.
And Lineker, Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard – all former England internationals – celebrated with delirious joy as Wembley erupted with glee.
Gary Lineker (left) and his fellow BBC pundits reacted with joy after Luke Shaw’s opening goal
Lineker turned towards Alan Shearer (second left), Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand (right)
The Match of the Day host then high-fived Shearer at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium
Match of the Day host Lineker introduced a montage of supporters up and down the country celebrating the goal, with videos from Manchester, Boxpark Croydon, Trafalgar Square, Leicester and Coventry.
Finally, in what seemed a surprise to Lineker and his fellow pundits, the channel introduced a camera showing inside the media box.
Lineker turned to his colleagues while Ferdinand and Lampard fist-pumped and Alan Shearer raised both arms in a slightly tweaked version of his classic one-arm-up Newcastle celebration.
The Manchester United left back scored just two minutes in against Italy with a half-volley
The Premier League’s record goalscorer of all time then opened his palms and jumped up and down like someone at a rave, before high-fiving Lineker.
Of course, the pundits celebrations were short lived as the Azzurri equalised in the second half before leaving the Three Lions heartbroken as they emerged victorious on penalties.
Leonardo Bonucci equalised from close-range in the second half against Gareth Southgate’s side and the game descended into stalemate before going to extra time.
With no further goals, the match progressed to penalties and Italy eventually triumphed 3-2 after Marcus Rashford missed and Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka saw their penalties saved by Player of the Tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma.