Heartbreak was in store yet again last night as England went crashing out of Euro 2012 after the game went to penalties. Despite taking the lead in penalties, when both Ashley Young and Ashley Cole missed their chances, Italy went through and England made their way to the airport.
No castigation here, it was by far one of the better England teams that had graced an International pitch in years. Full of enthusiasm and confidence, they were a joy to watch and it’s only a shame they couldn’t convert one of their many chances during the game.
In total that’s over €1,000,000 making it’s way back to the accounts of Paddy Power customers!!
That being said, the Italians were no walk-over and Balotelli made sure that he gave his fellow club player Joe hart a run for his money in goals. De Rossi came close and hit the woodwork so all in all it was a pretty evenly matched game and it’s just a shame that we went out!
It’s heartbreaking for the fans, but Paddy Power Bookmakers customers will enjoy some relief as the penalty shoot-out ensured one of the biggest Money-Back Specials Refunds in the company’s history.
As the match went to penalties, Paddy Power Bookmakers was refunding all losing 1st Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles on the match.
Next game up is Portugal V Spain in the Euro 2012 Semi-final and as yet no offer has been announced – let’s leave Paddy to recover from the payout before he gets his thinking cap on for Wednesday!