Roy Hodgson happy with the draw

England managed to get a point for their World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley. England Manager Roy Hodgson fielded a team missing a number of key players due to injury and illness. Captain Steven Gerrard did not help matters with his sending off and it was only with sustained pressure at the final part of the game that rewarded Roy’s team with a penalty, which Frank Lampard scored. Betting blog sites have all commented on the good fortune of the English team and noting the draw as good result.

One would have to admit that Ukraine is not a team to be taken lightly and to go into the game with the likes of Rooney, John Terry and Walcott all missing in action, is definitely not the best. Ukraine played well and would have been disappointed to come away with a point, after missing loads of opportunities to embarrass England.

However, there were some plus points for England. The team showed guts and determination to last out with ten men and still have the fight to score the equalizer. Manchester United young star Tom Cleverley performed well and showed why he is highly valued by Alex Ferguson. Tom did miss a couple of open invitations to score, but it is believed that with some games under his belt, those opportunities will not be wasted. Danny Welbeck was another Red Devil to make an impact when he came on during the game.

On that performance the English fans can draw strength, and the online betting operator SkyBet is in agreement as they have priced up England as odds on favorites to win Group H outright at 2/5!