Italy v England - UEFA Euro 2020: Final
Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Fans hail Conor Coady after rushing to Bukayo Saka

England were agonisingly beaten in the final of Euro 2020 on penalties by Italy last night, and fans noticed something brilliant that Wolves captain Conor Coady did.

The Three Lions gave it their all, but ultimately came up just short at Wembley.

Photo by Paul Ellis – Pool/Getty Images

They made the perfect start with Luke Shaw volleying home Kieran Trippier’s cross inside two minutes.

But Italy hit back with a scrappy goal from Leonardo Bonucci in the second-half.

Unfortunately, the second-half performance was as poor as the first-half performance was great.

The two defences stood firm and a penalty shootout eventually ensued.

Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

There was heartbreak for Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, before Bukayo Saka then stepped up.

The Arsenal man had to convert to keep it going, but Gianluigi Donnarumma made the save.

A horrible moment for the youngster, who has had a brilliant tournament.

What was brilliant to see though, was Wolves star Conor Coady rush over as one of the first ones to console the 19-year-old.

Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

He may not have played a minute at the tournament, but the 28-year-old has been a credit to his club.

On social media, fans ensured to praise Coady for yet more brilliant leadership, this time in the face of true heartache: