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England Held By Ireland

England's struggles against the Republic of Ireland continued as they had to fight back to salvage a 1-1 draw at Wembley in an international friendly on Wednesday.

Shane Long had put the Irish ahead with a superb looping header which gave Joe Hart no chance but Frank Lampard levelled matters soon after.

The game got off to a fairly slow start as both sides showed signs of fatigue at the end of their domestic seasons,

Ireland would hit the front in the 13th minute though as Long got onto the end of a terrific cross from Seamus Coleman and he flicked his header past a diving Hart.

England came to life after the goal and 10 minutes later Lampard would take advantage of a botched clearance from Sean St Ledger to stab the ball home.

After the break England continued to push and Wayne Rooney released Theo Walcott with a perfect pass over the top which the Arsenal winger side-footed toward Ashley Cole but Ireland managed to clear.

Ireland responded through Jon Walters who saw his header blocked on the line by his own teammate, Simon Cox, who was in turn offside.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could have snatched a late result for the Three Lions but he was denied by the onrushing goalkeeper as the game ended in a stalemate.

England Held By Ireland

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