After all the discussion and pre-match anticipation, it turned out to be one of England’s most comfortable wins in recent memory.
An early goal from Harry Kane four minutes in settled any nerves as Gareth Southgate’s side played out the rest of the first half sitting on their one goal cushion.
As the first period fizzled out with a whimper, the second began exactly how every England fan would have wanted as two Man Utd stars combined to double England’s advantage.
Luke Shaw’s inviting crossed free-kick was met by the onrushing Maguire, who headed it emphatically beyond Ukrainian goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan.
Immediately spotting the Man Utd connection, Phelan could not help himself as he took to twitter to remind his followers that it was a goal both made and finished by two of United’s brightest talents.
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His response to the goal got a great reaction from the thousands of members of the United faithful that follow him.
However, a number of twitter users did use the moment as a chance to pose the question to Phelan as to why they don’t see more of that kind of action at Old Trafford between the pair involved.
One fan wrote “Why they don’t do it in Man United?” while another claimed “mans should tell that Maguire head to stop missing our goals at Utd.”
Given he is a central defender, Maguire’s Man Utd stats from last campaign read like most other players in his position, bagging three goals in all competitions.
England saw out the rest of the game in comfortable fashion, another goal from Kane ensured he ended the tie with a brace before Jordan Henderson’s first goal in 65 appearances for the Three Lions put the gloss on a rampant display.
Henderson’s strike actually came three years to the day after he was guilty of missing his penalty in the 2018 World Cup shootout against Colombia.
The result sees England progress to their first European Championship semi-final in 25 years, where they will meet Denmark at Wembley in the hopes of continuing their campaign.