Austria holds England 2-2

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

England's World Cup qualifying campaign got off to a miserable start in Vienna on Saturday as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Austria.

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England's World Cup qualifying campaign got off to a miserable start in Vienna on Saturday as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Austria when they squandered a two-goal lead to Austria in Group Six. England looked ordinary from the start but were put 1-0 up in the 24th minute by Frank Lampard. Steven Gerrard's strike midway through the second half had put England in control of a match at 2-0. But substitute Roland Kollmann blasted in a free kick from 25 meters in the 71st minute to bring his side back in the game. England then threw away the 2-0 lead with blunder-prone goalkeeper David James again at fault when he let the home side's equaliser pass under his body.

Topics : Football
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