How the English press reacted to their side’s Euro 2016 exit

A selection of today's newspaper back pages which roundly condemn England's 2-1 defeat to Iceland in Euro 2016. Picture: PA
A selection of today's newspaper back pages which roundly condemn England's 2-1 defeat to Iceland in Euro 2016. Picture: PA
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England’s 2-1 defeat to Iceland in Euro 2016 has been roundly condemned.

Here is a look at the reaction of the national newspapers to the humiliating defeat.

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THE SUN

Headline: Ice Wallies.

Story: Roy Hodgson quit in shame after the most embarrassing defeat in England’s history.

Match report headline: Poundland 1 Iceland 2.

DAILY STAR

Headline: Cod Helps Us.

Story: England slumped to one of the most embarrassing defeats in their history last night.

Match report headline: Trawl Over!

DAILY MIRROR

Headline: Brrrexit Hodgson.

Story: Roy Hodgson resigned after one of the biggest humiliations in England’s footballing history.

Match report headline: Ice, ice bye-bye.

DAILY EXPRESS

Headline: Clueless.

Story: England suffered their worst embarrassment for 66 years, crashing out of Euro 2016 to minnows Iceland.

Match report headline: Roy stuck in Ice Age.

DAILY MAIL

Headline: Who’s next? Southgate tops the list!

Story: Gareth Southgate was installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to replace Roy Hodgson, who quit last night after the humiliating 2-1 defeat by Iceland eliminated England from Euro 2016.

Match report headline: A load of cods wallop.

THE TIMES

Headline: Hodgson quits in disgrace.

Story: Roy Hodgson resigned as England manager last night after his side suffered the ignominy of crashing out of the European Championship to Iceland in arguably the most embarrassing defeat in the national team’s 144-year history.

Match report headline: England had no leaders, no fight and no clue.

THE GUARDIAN

Headline: England exit in humiliation.

Story: For Roy Hodgson it was a desperate and ignominious way to end his four years as England manager.

Match report headline: Humiliated England exit by finding a new low.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Headline: England’s greatest humiliation.

Story: England teams of the past have found many ways to ruin a tournament summer over the years, and their reputation for underachievement is well earned, but never before have they managed to be eliminated on the international stage by a country with a population smaller than Coventry.

Match report headline: Hodgson quits after England make shock exit.

THE i

Headline: Out-thought, out-fought, out of Europe, out of a job.

Story: Roy Hodgson knew what was coming. No England manager could lose to Iceland and survive in his post, but it is not just his job that went in the fall-out from the humiliation of this exit at the hands of a nation with the population smaller than that of Leicester.

Match report headline: Hodgson’s men freeze as Hart’s error leads to exit.

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