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Published: 21:29 | 11/6/16

England pegged back by Russia


Vasili Berezutski netted an injury-time equaliser, as Russia pegged back England in their Euro 2016 Group B opener in Marseille.

Eric Dier had given the Three Lions the lead with a brilliant free-kick on 73 minutes, but Russia centre-back Berezutski headed a late leveller to give Leonid Slutsky's side a 1-1 draw and a share of the spoils.

England dominated the first half at the Stade Velodrome, with skipper Wayne Rooney impressive in a midfield role and Adam Lallana and Harry Kane causing a threat with their movement in and around the penalty area.

But, for all their possession and intent, they couldn't break down the Russia defence, with goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev making important saves to deny Chris Smalling, Lallana and Rooney in the opening 45 minutes.

And when the CSKA goalkeeper produced a brilliant one-handed stop to deny Rooney on 71 minutes, it looked like England would have to settle for a point despite all their dominance in possession.

But Dier broke the deadlock on 73 minutes with a dipping free-kick after the otherwise excellent Akinfeev had committed himself too early following Kane's dummy run.

England seemed set to finally record a win in the opening match of the European Championships at the ninth attempt, until Berezutski outjumped Danny Rose to Georgi Schennikov's cross, with substitute Denis Gluskakov making sure at the far post with the ball already over the line.

England will meet Wales in Lens on Thursday in their second Group B match.

Chris Coleman's side top the group after opening their campaign with a 2-1 victory over Slovakia in Bordeaux.

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