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Mark Lawrenson: 'England point a bonus'

Mark Lawrenson says that England's draw against Ukraine was a good result given the circumstances of the performance.

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson believes that it was a bonus for England to get a point against Ukraine on Tuesday night.

Having gone a goal down, a Frank Lampard penalty drew the hosts level late on in the game before Steven Gerrard was sent off for a second bookable offence in what was a lacklustre display.

Despite the sloppy performance, Lawrenson thinks that the fact the Three Lions got a draw might just highlight their good fortune ahead.

"For England to get a point is a real bonus," said Lawrenson.

"When you don't play very well and pinch a draw, you begin to think it could just turn out to be a very good result. They had some outstanding players missing but I am not sure even with Terry, Rooney, Walcott and whoever else would have made any difference.

"We saw from the way Ukraine celebrated that they think this is a big result but they could have had so much more."

England remain unbeaten in their current World Cup qualifying campaign.

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