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Joe Hart was the only England player to perform Mannequin challenge after first goal vs Spain

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Everyone is doing the Mannequin challenge.

From Hillary Clinton and LeBron James to Andy Murray and Cristiano Ronaldo, the latest internet craze is taking off at an alarming rate.

If you don’t know what it is, get out from underneath the rock and have a look at social media.

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It pretty much involves a group of people remaining frozen while somebody records them. Several football clubs have taken part, including Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland.

The international break has allowed national teammates to come together to create their own version of the mannequin challenge. Ronaldo was the star of Portugal’s one, while Spain’s players celebrating recovering a 2-0 deficit against England by performing their routine in the Wembley Stadium dressing room on Tuesday.

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Jamie Vardy led England’s version after he doubled the lead, somehow refraining from going mental after scoring his first goal in 15 games by standing still.

It was clearly a rehearsed routine, and a well executed one at that.

Only Hart remembered after the first goal

But England’s players must have forgotten after Adam Lallana opened the scoring in the first half.

Footage has surfaced on Twitter of Joe Hart holding a pose after Lallana’s penalty while the rest of his teammates celebrate at the other end of the pitch.

A mannequin challenge doesn’t really work if only one person is doing it, but we applaud Hart for holding the pose for so long.

It might explain Hart’s reaction when he was joined by Vardy on the substitutes bench later on the in the game.

Southgate thinks he's done enough

England’s celebrations were cut short by two late goals from Iago Aspas and Isco. Yet it doesn’t seem as if the collapse will prevent Gareth Southgate from getting the permanent managerial job.

Southgate, who masterminded England’s 3-0 win against Scotland last week, believes he he has proven his credentials to the FA.

"Until this run, under this spotlight, and in matches under intense pressure, you're never sure how it is going to be," said the former England defender, per BBC Sport.

"I've proved that I can handle big occasions.

"I'm pleased and I think the remit we were given has been fulfilled.”

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