England vs. Ukraine: 6 Things We Learned from World Cup Qualifier Draw

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England vs. Ukraine: 6 Things We Learned from World Cup Qualifier Draw
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England needed a late penalty from Frank Lampard to salvage a draw from their home fixture against Ukraine after an error-ridden performance at Wembley in the FIFA World Cup qualifying game, which perhaps taught us several things about Roy Hodgson's team.

An even first half was eventually opened up courtesy of a world-class strike from Yevhen Konoplyanka, who slipped infield and arrowed a fantastic strike into the far top corner of Joe Hart's goal.

There was not the expected launching into action at the start of the second half from the home side as they took the best part of half an hour to have a decent chance on goal.

Jermain Defoe had an effort from distance and Glen Johnson saw one shot well saved, but it took the introductions of Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge to spark some kind of life into the front line. Eventually it was Welbeck who won the penalty, forcing a handball from the Ukraine defence and Lampard smashed in the equaliser.

Steven Gerrard also saw red late on for two bookable offences.

Here are six things we learned from the game.

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