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Lampard saves England

2012-09-11 23:10

London - Frank Lampard's late equaliser spared Roy Hodgson from losing his first competitive home match as England coach on Tuesday, salvaging a 1-1 draw against Ukraine at Wembley.

Lampard scored his 26th England goal in the 87th minute from the penalty spot after Yevhen Khacheridi handled the ball.

But England's pursuit of a winner was stymied by being reduced to 10 men when captain Steven Gerrard received a second yellow card for fouling Denys Garmash.

Yevhen Konoplianka had put Ukraine in front in the 39th minute, crisply curling the ball from 25m into the top corner of Joe Hart's goal in the team's first qualifier on the road to Brazil.

England, who hired Hodgson before Euro 2012, opened World Cup qualifying on Friday with a 5-0 rout in Moldova.

European zone 2014 World Cup qualifying results on Tuesday:

Group A

At Brussels


Belgium 1 (Gillet 45+1) Croatia 1 (Perisic 5)

At Glasgow


Scotland 1 (Miller 43) Macedonia 1 (Noveski 10)

At Novi Sad, Serbia

Serbia 6 (Kolarov 16, Tosic 24, Djuricic 39, Tadic 55, Ivanovic 79, Sulejmani 90) Wales 1 (Bale 30)

Group B

At Modena

Italy 2 (Destro 5, Peluso 90+2) Malta 0

At Sofia


Bulgaria 1 (Manolov 43) Armenia 0

Group C

At Vienna

Austria 1 (Junuzovic 57) Germany 2 (Reuss 44, Ozil 52-pen)

At Malmo

Sweden 2 (Elm 37, Berg 90+4) Kazakhstan 0

Group D

At Budapest

Hungary 1 (Dzsudzsk 7-pen) Netherlands 4 (Lens 3, 53, Martins Indi 19, Huntelaar 74)

At Bucharest

Romania 4 (Torje 29, Lazar 44, Gaman 90+1, Maxim 90+3) Andorra 0

At Istanbul

Turkey 3 (Emre Belozoglu 44, Bulut 60, Inan 75) Estonia 0

Group E


At Larnaca

Cyprus 1 (Makridis 57) Iceland 0

At Lucerne, Switzerland

Switzerland 2 (Shaqiri 23, Inler 68-pen) Albania 0

At Oslo

Norway 2 (Henriksen 26, Riise 90+4-pen) Slovenia 1 (Suler 16)

Group F

At Belfast


Northern Ireland 1 (Shiels 14) Luxembourg 1 (Daniel Da Mota 86)

At Ramat Gan, Israel

Israel 0 Russia 4 (Kerzhakov 7, 64, Kokorin 18, Faizulin 77)

Group G

At Bratislava

Slovakia 2 (Sapara 36, Jakubko 78) Liechtenstein 0

At Piraeus, Greece


Greece 2 (Ninis 55, Mitroglou 72) Lithuania 0

At Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina 4 (Misimovic 12-pen, 54, Pjanic 44, Dzeko 90+1) Latvia 1 (Gorkss 5)

Group H

At London

England 1 (Lampard 87-pen) Ukraine 1 (Konoplyanka 39)

At Serravalle


San Marino 0 Montenegro 6 (ordevic 24, Beciraj 25, 52, Zverotic 69, Delibasic 78, 82)

At Wroclaw, Poland


Poland 2 (Blaszczykowski 33-pen, Wawrzyniak 81) Moldova 0

Group I


At Paris

France 3 (Capoue 49, Jallet 68, Ribery 80) Belarus 1 (Putilo 72)

At Tbilisi


Georgia 0 Spain 1 (Soldado 86)

Reuters