Posted September 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
Frank Lampard converted a penalty kick in the 87th minute, giving England a 1-1 tie against Ukraine on Tuesday night in World Cup qualifying, Roy Hodgson's first competitive home match as coach. Lampard scored his 26th international goal after Yevhen Khacheridi was called for a hand ball. One minute later, England captain Steven Gerrard was ejected after received his second yellow card, for fouling Denys Garmash from behind. Yevhen Konoplianka scored for Ukraine in the 39th minute, crisply curling the ball from 25 yards into the top corner of Joe Hart's goal. England (1-0-1) is second in Group H on goal difference behind Montenegro (1-0-1), which won 6-0 at San Marino. The group winner qualifies for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and eight of the nine European second-place teams advance to playoffs.
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