MX23RW : Saturday, July 31 05:40:52| >> :600:316472:316472:

Result: Republic of Ireland seal draw against England

Frank Lampard cancels out Shane Long's opener as England draw 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland at Wembley.

England fought back from a goal down to draw 1-1 against the Republic of Ireland in their first meeting for 18 years at Wembley tonight.

Much of the pre-match hype focused around Ashley Cole, who captained the side and received a commemorative cap for his 100th international appearance, but Shane Long gave Ireland the lead after 13 minutes.

Ireland's Shane Long celebrates after scoring the opening goal against England on May 29, 2013© PA Photos

Seamus Coleman picked out the West Bromwich Albion striker, who escaped the attentions of Glen Johnson and planted a header into the top corner.

However, England equalised 10 minutes later through Frank Lampard. Daniel Sturridge squared up two defenders before squeezing a ball through to Lampard, who poked the ball beyond David Forde.

England's Frank Lampard celebrates his equaliser with team mates in the match against Ireland on May 29, 2013© AP Photos

Soon after, Theo Walcott, who gave Stephen Kelly a torrid time in the first half, skipped past the Reading full-back and fired the ball across the six-yard box, but Sean St Ledger managed to scramble the ball away.

Sturridge left the field on a stretcher minutes after setting up England's equaliser, with Tottenham Hotspur forward Jermain Defoe replacing him.

Giovanni Trapattoni's side started the second half brightly, with James McClean's free kick curling just wide of Joe Hart's left post.

As the half wore on, England carved out a number of goalscoring opportunities, but first Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and then Walcott fired straight at Forde as the away side held on to secure a draw in front of more than 80,000 fans.

ID:86705: cacheID:86705:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4190:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
England's Daniel Sturridge scores his side's seventh goal in their World Cup qualifier with San Marino on March 22, 2013
Read Next:
Team News: Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain start for England

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States16171144
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia10141034
Great BritainGreat Britain89926
Today's Olympic highlights header

Saturday's key events

· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
Pre-Season Friendlies
Olympic Games Men's Football
Scottish Premiership
Portuguese Super Cup
Taca da Liga
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
League of Ireland Premier
Belarusian Premier League
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Chinese Super League

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!