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Montenegro v England: Reaction

Tonight's key results...

  • Montenegro 1 England 1
  • Serbia 2 Scotland 0
  • Northern Ireland 0 Israel 2
  • Republic of Ireland 2 Austria 2
  • Wales 1 Croatia 2
  • France 0 Spain 1


England manager Roy Hodgson salutes the fans ahead of the match...
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:37 PM
Rooney puts England ahead after 5 mins.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

England celebrate after taking the lead through Wayne Rooney's header.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Damjanovic scores the equaliser for Montenegro after 77 mins.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:15 PM

England look dejected after Montenegro equalise.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:06 PM


Much of the pre-match talk has focused on Wayne Rooney - and whether he can keep his temper in check. Of course the reason why is because last time England faced Montenegro, the striker lashed out and got himself sent off for his troubles. Watch the incident here...
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 26, 2013 at 3:04 PM


      Rooney opens the scoring after 5 mins
      Montenegro equalise through Damjanovic after 77 mins
      The final whistle goes.

    3/26/2013 7:40:01 PM
  • Wales and Northern Ireland have lost. Republic of Ireland have drawn with Austria. Spain still winning in France.
    3/26/2013 9:47:48 PM
  • 89 min: The smoke has now cleared from the pitch but will we either of these two get clear on the score sheet? England doing a bit of attacking right now with Gerrard having a crack.
    3/26/2013 9:49:10 PM
  • 90 min: ...and Gerrard again. He combines with Johnson and Welbeck on the edge of the box before unleashing a volley but it's too close to the keeper. That shot had real venom on it.
    3/26/2013 9:50:07 PM
  • 90 + 1 min: Rooney points at his imaginary watch with the home side eating up time. There are 3 mins of added time to be played.
    3/26/2013 9:50:50 PM
  • 90 + 2 min: England are the team going for it now. Young crosses and a weak clearance nearly falls for Welbeck... but not quite. Now the away side have a free-kick on the outskirts of the box...
    3/26/2013 9:52:09 PM
  • 90 + 3 min: Rooney and Gerrard over the ball but it's the captain who strikes it... and it's so nearly in. It goes top corner and the keeper is far from convincing in pushing it round for a corner.
    3/26/2013 9:53:37 PM
  • FT: The corner comes in and England go close again before the whistle goes. Full time. Montenegro 1 England 1.
    3/26/2013 9:54:19 PM
  • FT: What do you make of the result? Leave your comments and we'll publish the best ones.
    3/26/2013 9:54:47 PM
  • The Independent's Kevin Garside...

    Eng showed tonight how important wilshere is to this team. Creative void without him Kevin Garside via Twitter at 9:54 PM

    3/26/2013 9:55:58 PM
  • FT: Lets get cliche - that was a game of two halves. England were as superb in the first half as Montenegro were poor. Although following Rooney's early goal chances came and went and one couldn't help but feel they might rue their failure to capitalise on their dominance...
    3/26/2013 9:57:40 PM
  • FT: ...and they did. Montenegro were a different team after the break and their pressure finally told through a scrappy goal from substitute Damjanovic.
    3/26/2013 9:58:34 PM
  • England captain Steven Gerrard...
    I think we stopped playing after the break and you can't afford to do that. They deserved their equaliser.

    3/26/2013 10:00:42 PM
  • Rio , or terry, would have booted the ball out, at first attempt, and not let it ping around
    3/26/2013 10:01:01 PM
  • Roy Keane on ITV...
    I can't believe how bad England were in the second half.

    3/26/2013 10:01:58 PM
  • A fuming Roy Keane on ITV...
    England should be beating these. You've got to finish these games off.

    3/26/2013 10:05:41 PM
  • England look dejected after Montenegro equalise.

    3/26/2013 10:06:58 PM
  • England manager Roy Hodgson on his side's 1-1 draw...
    I thought our first half was very good but we didn't start the second half as we would have liked to. All things considered we musn't be too disappointed. There's a long way to go yet.

    3/26/2013 10:11:39 PM
  • Roy Hodgson points out three of England's remaining four games are at Wembley...
    The fellow contenders have to come to us and we'll see what happens there.

    3/26/2013 10:12:06 PM
  • Damjanovic scores the equaliser for Montenegro after 77 mins.

    3/26/2013 10:15:27 PM
  • The Independent's Kevin Garside sums up the night for England...
    Not a great night for Hodgson and a demonstration of why watching England is often a joyless experience Kevin Garside via Twitter at 9:56 PM

    3/26/2013 10:19:13 PM
  • Many thanks for joining me, Simon Rice, for tonight's action. Shame about the result - but that's England for you. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking here.

    Good night!

    3/26/2013 10:21:04 PM
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