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Frustration for England trio

Posted on 18 June 2010  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch all featured as England played out a disappointing 0-0 draw against Algeria in the World Cup on Friday night.

Aaron Lennon, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch all featured as England played out a disappointing 0-0 draw against Algeria in the World Cup on Friday night.

Winger Aaron started the Group C fixture before being withdrawn for Shaun Wright-Phillips after 63 minutes.

Jermain entered the fray for Emile Heskey after 74 minutes with Peter thrown into the action five minutes from time for Gareth Barry.

There were few highlights in Cape Town.

'Azza' created England's best chance of the first half when his cross from the right was half-cleared to Frank Lampard, but Algerian keeper M'Bohli saved the Chelsea man's effort down to his left.

Aaron almost carved out a chance for Wayne Rooney in the 62nd minute, but his cross was flicked away by defender Bougherra with Rooney waiting to nod home from close range. That was his last action.

'JD' arrived soon after and 'Crouchy' after that but they had little chance to break the deadlock - JD's only effort a 25-yard snapshot in injury time that flew over.

England's fate is still in their hands - victory over Slovenia in their final group match on Wednesday will take them through to the knockout phase.

There was one interesting note for Spurs fans though.

Jamie Carragher picked up a second yellow card of the tournament and will therefore be suspended for the Slovenia match - it will be between Michael Dawson and Matthew Upson to partner John Terry on Wednesday.