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Happy as Larry: Downing Street cat predicts victory for England against Ukraine

Larry, the chief mouser at Downing Street for 10 years, reckons the Three Lions will triumph in the Euros 2020 match.

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Larry the cat hunted down England’s flag to predict a footballing victory on Saturday (Downing Street)

Larry the cat hunted down England’s flag to predict a footballing victory on Saturday (Downing Street)

Larry the cat hunted down England’s flag to predict a footballing victory on Saturday (Downing Street)

Nervous England fans will be feeling as happy as Larry after the UK’s prime mouser predicted a Three Lions win over Ukraine on Saturday in the Euro 2020 quarter final.

A video released by Downing Street shows Larry the cat, who has prowled the halls of power for more than 10 years, faced with a choice of the two nations’ flags.

After a glance over his shoulder, the esteemed feline walks forward to hunt down the red and white of England’s emblem – gifting victory by a whisker over the yellow and blue colours of Ukraine.

Larry arrived at Downing Street in 2011 and has been a trusted companion to three Prime Ministers, beginning with David Cameron.

He was the first cat to hold the rat-catching portfolio at Downing Street since stalwart ratter Humphrey was retired in 1997.

England face Ukraine at 8pm on Saturday in Rome, having beaten Germany 2-0 on Tuesday thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.

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