A flurry of late goals saved England’s blushes against a weak Malta after a dreadful performance from Gareth Southgate’s side on Friday night – and these were the best jokes from their eventual 0-4 win.
The score remained at 0-0 for almost an hour and the visitors appeared to resort to a bit of bad sportsmanship in the final moments of the game in an effort to improve the scoreline, playing on while a Maltese player lay injured.
Relieve the dismality of the Group F World Cup qualifier at the island’s National Stadium with this selection of the best jokes from Malta 0-4 England:
— Pete Waters (@pete_waters1) September 1, 2017
There's only one explanation for that England XI. Gareth Southgate is a soft Brexit remoaner who hates the country. #MALENG
— Don Vibes 👑 (@DelDiablo007) September 1, 2017
If Joe Hart is England number one and Jordan Henderson is our Captain at the World Cup I'm packing it all in.
— Billy Herrera (@BilboRocky) September 1, 2017
England fans singing the national anthem wildly out of time with the music being played over the PA, this is what makes our country great
— Ben (@BenJoyceFoot) 1 September 2017
"My nan could beat Lithuania" says Jake, 17, while watching Malta 0-0 England
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) September 1, 2017
England fans chanting: "We're f***ing s**t."
Then a chorus of Rooney….
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) September 1, 2017
Wayne Rooney's best England game for a while, this.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 1, 2017
I've got to say, this England game has really got me on the edge of my seat. It has everything. What a match so far.
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) September 1, 2017
Watching England is like visiting your senile grandparents. You know you have to do it but it's a couple of hours you won't get back#MALENG
— Rob Wheatley (@RobWheatley273) 1 September 2017
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) September 1, 2017
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) September 1, 2017
— Lonely Corner Flag (@TLCFblog) 1 September 2017
So. Half time is Malta 0-0 England.
I reckon we'd beat this lot comfortably. We'd probably give Malta a good game too.
— Ossett Town AFC (@OssettTownAFC) 1 September 2017
— BetVictor (@BetVictor) September 1, 2017
— Philip Henry Roberts (@iamVilla) September 1, 2017
Wayne Rooney had more shots on his way home than England have in that first half #MALENG
— LeedsUnitedWorld (@worldleedsutd) September 1, 2017
West ham are a joke, england are wank & x factor starts tomorrrow 👱🏻♀️🔫 #KillMeNow
— Misswhu3 (@misswhu3) 1 September 2017
Someone throw a flare onto the pitch or something jeez 😴 #MALENG
— Danielle Louise (@danidotx) September 1, 2017
69th minute pitch invasion watch for it😂 Malta V England #MalEng
— Jake Peachey (@JTPeachey) 1 September 2017
— Lance (@lanceyboy) September 1, 2017
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) September 1, 2017
— Daz Watts (@Wattsy391) 1 September 2017
SOMEHOW ENGLAND STUCK ON SHINJI TV.
WHY THEY ONLY SCORE 1 GOAL AGAINST TEAM OF FARMERS?
MAYBE THEY NEED ROONEY
SHAME HE SO DRUNK
— Evil Kagawa (@evilkagawa) 1 September 2017
Will England Win the World cup? #MALENG
— LeedsUnitedWorld (@worldleedsutd) 1 September 2017
Unfortunately that pitch invader has been made to sit back In the stand and watch the last 20 minutes. #MALENG
— Dave Goode (@RealDaveGoode) 1 September 2017
We should scrap prison sentences and just subject people to 15 years watching England on a loop #MALENG
— #bcafc (@B_Wright97) 1 September 2017
The greatest player to ever wear an England shirt. pic.twitter.com/l7sLX0cDvT
— Original Ronaldo (@OriginaIRonaldo) September 1, 2017
Rashford ignoring an injured Malta farmer so that England can bag a fourth. Good lad
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) 1 September 2017
Only England can win a football match 4-0 and still make it the most boring thing we've ever seen. #england
— Jack Dean (@Jaack) 1 September 2017