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England 2 Czech Republic 2

It took a scrappy injury-time goal by Joe Cole to earn England a 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic at Wembley last night. Fabio Capello's team were booed off the pitch after another ineffective display in which the Czechs completely outplayed their opponents.

Milan Baros put the visitors ahead before Wes Brown equalised from a Beckham corner just before half-time. AC Milan left-back Jankulovski showed that he too can strike a dead-ball, scoring with an unstoppable free-kick before Joe Cole saved England's blushes at the death.

Worringly, Fabio Capello's side looked devoid of ideas apart from the fifteen minutes leading up Wes Brown's goal. In contrast the Czech's were creative and well balanced compared to England who had Gerrard out on the left.

Capello will now have understood the perennial problems afflicting the England team: the lack of balance in midfield caused by accommodating talented footballers out of position and persistent defensive lapses. The most worrying aspect of the Italian's reign so far, is that he is yet to offer any concrete solutions.


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