Defoe rescues draw for England against Holland

England drew 2-2 with Holland at the Amsterdam Arena last night thanks to a brace from second half substitute and man of the match Jermain Defoe.

However, England found themselves 2-0 down at half time following two glaring defensive lapses. Rio Ferdinand reeled back the years with a terrible back pass which allowed Dirk Kuyt to steal in ahead of Robert Green and score the opener.

Just before halftime a howler from Gareth Barry in midfield presented the ball to Arjen Robben who beat John Terry for pace only to see his low shot well saved by Green. But Rafael van der Vaart was on hand to score from the rebound.

Capello obviously read the riot act to his team at halftime because England put in a much better shift.

Defoe pulled a goal back on 49 minutes with a brilliant individual effort and the Spurs striker was on hand to tuck home a cross from second half substitute James Milner and save his teammate's blushes.

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