England fan bags £360 from Euro 2020 bet after unborn son’s inspired tip-off

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An England fan bagged £360 on a cheeky Euro 2020 bet on the clash between England and Germany on Tuesday, and it was thanks to a tip from his unborn son.

When Harry Kane steered his header past Manuel Neuer, in the Germany goal, England erupted.

However, it was particularly special for 30-year-old gas engineer Johnny Howell, who had just won a 12-1 bet from an unlikely tip.

Howell, and his fiance, had been for a pregnancy scan, and the photo revealed the unborn child holding up two fingers, so Howell took it as a sign for the audacious bet.

"It is just incredible that my boy came up with the right result," he told The Sun.

"It’s a shame that he didn’t put up four fingers and a thumb to predict five goals.

"The sonographer said the fingers were a peace sign, but it dawned on me that he may have been predicting a 2-0 England victory."

His fiance, Alice Morling, added: "The second goal came and I thought, ‘Are you joking'."

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The pair also revealed that they will be spending the winnings on baby equipment.

Kane was joined on the scoresheet by Raheem Sterling – who bagged his third of the tournament to notch the Three Lions ahead – to send England through to the quarter-finals.

England now face Ukraine in Rome on Saturday evening, which – should Gareth Southgate's men win – will be the only the game of Euro 2020 England will play outside of Wembley.

Tuesday was also the first time since 1996, when the Three Lions beat Spain on penalties, that England have a won knockout game at the Euros, and the first time in the history of the tournament England have won a knockout game in 90 minutes.

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