England inch closer to FIFA World Cup spot after draw against Ukraine

As expected, England manager Hodgson awarded a 100th cap to Frank Lampard and replaced the suspended Danny Welbeck with James Milner in the only alteration to the team that beat Moldova 4-0 on Friday.

updated: September 11, 2013 14:55 IST
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Kiev: England inched closer to qualifying for next year's World Cup after surviving a number of scares to record a potentially crucial 0-0 draw against Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.

Ukraine had an early penalty appeal waved away and gave the visitors several nervous moments on a tense night at the Olympic Stadium, but Roy Hodgson's men held on to move a point clear in European qualifying Group H.

Victories over Montenegro and Poland in their final two home games next month will give England a place in Brazil, but they will hope for improved performances after a muddled display in the Ukrainian capital.

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