Fans loved the argument between Roy Keane and Ian Wright live on ITV after England loss


It's a tale of what could have been for England.

Gareth Southgate's men went into their World Cup semi-final tie against Croatia as the favourites, and they looked as if they would live up to that tag as they took the lead through Kieran Trippier's stunning free-kick just five minutes into the game.

They dominated proceedings for the rest of the first-half and maybe should have extended their lead.

Harry Kane was guilty of missing two golden opportunities, while Jesse Lingard also skewed an effort wide from just outside the box.

And England were made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal.

Croatia fought their way back into the game after the break, and levelled with just over 20 minutes to go through Ivan Perisic.

England held on until extra-time, but a Mario Mandzukic winner 12 minutes from the end gave Croatia the winner.

Despite the loss, Englishmen and women around the country are still proud of their team's efforts.

That was clearly the feelings of Ian Wright, who was in the ITV studios for punditry duty.

With Roy Keane also on the panel, a man who is known for speaking his mind, there was bound to be a clash, and it was Wright who took exception to his opinion.

Keane was expressing his feelings in how England got carried away in the lead up to the semi-final, and Wright could not help but start an argument.

It makes for absolutely brilliant viewing.

After speaking over each other for about half a minute, the argument reached it's end when Wright started mocking Keane's accent.

But the former Manchester United man had the last word, as he said under his breath: "watch yourself."

That is comedy gold.

Fans on Twitter absolutely loved the argument between the two.

Wright could not help tweeting about the situation after ITV coverage ended, writing: "Why can't we be excited Roy? Why can't we be happy? We loved every minute of it! 🤷🏾‍♂️ 🦁🦁🦁"

Gareth Southgate, meanwhile, could not contain his joy in how his team performed in Russia.

"There'll be a new benchmark and level of expectation," he said.

"To become a winning team there are hurdles you have to overcame - and we've surpassed many of them.

"Many of our players have come of age on the international stage.

"I'm remarkably proud of the group of players - the reaction of the supporters compared to two years ago shows the country are proud of the way we played."

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