Recently we showed you the top 10 global Twitter trends in the world during 2016. The Rio Olympics topped that list, and you can see the full list here. The UK’s top tweeted moments aren’t quite as variable as the world’s top 10 trends which featured TV, films, sports and politics. The UK’s top 5 is entirely sport! Here’s the list;
5) Wales beat Belgium 3-1 to reach the EURO 2016 semi-final
— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) July 1, 2016
Wales shocked the whole of Europe in the summer by reaching the semi-finals of EURO 2016. To get there they beat the heavily favoured Belgium in comprehensive fashion as goals from Williams, Robson-Kanu and Vokes saw them pick up a 3-1 win.
4) Eric Dier scores England’s first goal of EURO 2016 against Russia
GOAL! Eric Dier's excellent free kick puts England 1-0 ahead against Russia.
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 11, 2016
In their opening match of EURO 2016 England took the lead against Russia thanks to a free-kick from midfielder Eric Dier. England went on to draw the game 1-1.
3) Daniel Sturridge scores an injury time winner for England versus Wales at EURO 2016
That's it! What an end! Full-time.
England 2-1 Wales
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) June 16, 2016
In England’s second match of their EURO 2016 campaign they faced Wales, so it’s no surprise to see this on the most tweeted moments in the UK. Striker Daniel Sturridge scored an injury-time winner as England beat Wales 2-1.
2) Leicester City win the Premier League after a 2-2 draw between Tottenham and Chelsea
Leicester City. Champions of England. pic.twitter.com/WRwfysTn2N
— Leicester City (@LCFC) May 2, 2016
The 5000/1 shot that came true. Odds on to be relegated at the start of the season Leicester City rewrote every record in the book as they won the 2015/16 Premier League.
1) Iceland knock England out of EURO 2016 beating them 2-1
Full time: England 1-2 Iceland
England crash out with one of their worst ever defeats! #ENGICE
— bwin (@bwin) June 27, 2016
Rounding off the top five is another football moment. England were shockingly dumped out of EURO 2016 in the last 16 to international minnows Iceland who froze England out of the competition with a 2-1 win.
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