After England had completely dominated the first half tonight in Montenegro, and Wayne Rooney hit the post and then scored in the sixth minute, an excellent comeback by Montenegro in the second half, when the roles were almost reversed, had the home side equalizing after 75 minutes through substitute Damjanovic, and the game ended up all square, and England are still 2 points behind Montenegro in Group H.
Wayne Rooney – heads England ahead after just six minutes
We thought England manager Roy Hodgson would make some changes in the second half before Montenegro equalized, as the pressure was mounting and the home side hit the bar before getting their equalizer.
England faded badly in the second half, and a belated substitution of Young for Cleverley was made immediately after the Montenegro goal, and although captain Steven Gerrard twice went close near the end, it was not to be and a draw was probably a fair result in a game of two halves.
Damjanovic scrambles home the equalizer on 75 minutes
Montenegro continue to lead Group H with 14 points from 6 games with England second on 12 points, and we still have to play Montenegro at Wembley.
And Yohan Cabaye played for 70 minutes before being replaced by Jeremy Menez, in France’s 1-0 loss to World Champions Spain in Paris, with Moussa Sissoko coming on after 82 minutes, and Pedro got the winner on 58 minutes.
Paul Pogba, the former Manchester United player, was sent off after 78 minutes when he picked up his second yellow card of the game.
Spain now top Group I after five games with 11 points, which is one point more than France in second place.
In other games tonight Scotland lost 2-0 in Serbia, Wales lost 2-1 to Croatia at home after going ahead through a Gareth Bale penalty on 21 minutes, but Croatia came back with two late goals to win the game.
Northern Ireland lost 2-0 at home to Israel, and Shane Ferguson played for 73 minutes before being substituted, and Ireland drew 2-2 with Austria in Dublin.
As far as we can tell there were no injuries of any Newcastle players.
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