Eder’s late winner as well as Daniel Sturridge and Niall McGinn's late strikes for England ...
Eder’s late winner as well as Daniel Sturridge and Niall McGinn's late strikes for England and Northern Ireland respectively yesterday continued Euro 2016's remarkable trend of seeing goals scored on or after the 90th minute.
Eight goals have been scored in the 90th minute or later already this at this tournament and we're not even half way through the tournament. Some teams haven't even played twice.
|Payet celebrates his 92nd minute strike for France against Albania|
In fact, more goals have been scored during this time period than any other 10-minute segment in the game, with the second-most prolific segment being five between the 40-49th minute and 80-89th minute.
It's proving to a tournament of late shows, with Gerard Pique's 87th winner against Czech Republic and, of course, Dimitri Payet's majestic 89th-minute winner against Romania in the tournament's opening game setting the tone for this pattern.
Their goals take the total number of goals scored after the 85th minute in a games at Euro 2016 to nine, and bearing in mind that only 18 games have been played so far, this summer's tournament is on course to break to record of 16 that was set eight years ago in Austria and Switzerland.
There are few better moments in live sport than that of the elusive late goal. There has been a lot of talk surrounding this topic at Euro 2016, with last-gasp goals stealing almost every back page headline.
With just 34 goals coming in 18 games (at an average of 1.9 goals per game) the football on display has been cagey at times, as expected at any major tournament.
The late goals on show however, have provided the drama to ensure that this has not been the case.
Euro 2016's Post-80min Goals
80 – Glushakov for Russia vs Slovakia
81 – Robson-Kanu for Wales vs Slovakia
87 – Stieber for Hungary vs Austria
87 – Pique for Spain vs Czech Republic
89 – Payet for France vs Romania
89- Eder for Italy Vs Sweden
90 – Griezmann for France vs Albania
90+1 – Sturridge for England vs Wales
90+2 – Berezutski for Russia vs England
90+2 – Schweinsteiger for Germany vs Ukraine
90+2 – Pelle for Italy vs Belgium
90+6 – Payet for France vs Albania
90+6 – McGinn for Northern Ireland vs Ukraine