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Goalkeeper blunder hands US 1-1 draw with England

The United States held England to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener on Saturday, with a stunning blunder by England goalkeeper Robert Green costing his team victory.

football Updated: Jun 13, 2010 02:27 IST

The United States held England to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener on Saturday, with a stunning blunder by England goalkeeper Robert Green costing his team victory. An apparently harmless 25-meter (yard) left-foot shot from Clint Dempsey in the 40th minute went straight at Green but the ball bounced off his right glove and trickled over the line for an equalizer.

England captain Steven Gerrard had given England the lead in the fourth, charging into the area and shooting with the outside of his foot past Tim Howard for his 17th international goal. England, pursuing its first World Cup title since 1966, created more chances but the Americans held firm under pressure with a string of saves from Howard.