Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/27/13
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Roy Hodgson claims his reluctance to change things in England's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro was driven by his substitute options. The Three Lions made just one switch during a 1-1 draw in Podgorica , with Ashley Young introduced after the hosts had snatched a 77th-minute equalizer. Hodgson has been criticized for failing to stem a second-half tide, with England finding themselves holding on after dominating the opening exchanges. The vastly-experienced coach has sought to defend his tactics by pointing out that he did not have anyone on the bench who could have altered the course of the tie. He said: "You're always debating changes, talking with your staff. But at 1-0, we weren't 100 per cent convinced there was a change we could make to make a vast difference to what was going on. "Whether it was down to the fact we played less well or Montenegro played better, I don't know. "But our intention in the second half was to try and repeat almost exactly what happened in...
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