Steve McClaren opted to play Lennon on the left wing for his first start in a 4-4-2 system with Robinson back in goal and Defoe on the bench for the Euro 2008 qualifier in Tel Aviv.
9mins: Lennon's first burst down the left, cross drifted behind goal.
15mins: Lennon looked to take off again but taken out by Benardo, who had already been booked but got away with it.
17mins: Another Lennon dart to the byline, this time stood up lovely cross for Rooney to attack, not enough on header to trouble Israel keeper Aouate.
27mins: Robinson called into serious action for the first time - and only time - as Tamuz drilled a low shot heading for the bottom corner but Robbo dived low to his right to make save.
33mins: Another burst from Lennon, this time fully 50 yards and cross led to Gerrard shooting opportunity blocked by Ben Haim.
37mins: Lennon perfectly-weighted pass as supporting Carragher attacked box, led to corner.
60mins: First time Lennon had a chance to run at defence in second half, Aouate did well to reach cross under pressure.
66mins: Lennon created one of the best chances of the game, whipped in cross from left found Lampard but midfielder glanced header wide.
79mins: Defoe entered the fray for Johnson.
83mins: Lennon departs, replaced by Downing.
84mins: Defoe's one and only chance, typical work in box to work a yard of space after Rooney knock down, had to take shot quickly from close range and Aouate out to make good save.
Elsewhere, Robbie Keane captained the Republic of Ireland in their first international at Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Over 72,00 watched as he set-up the winner for Stephen Ireland in the 1-0 victory against Wales in Euro 2008 qualifying. However, he later picked up a yellow card and is now suspended for Wednesday's qualifier against Slovakia.
Tom Huddlestone was a second half substitute for England U21s in the first international at the new Wembley Stadium. Wayne Routledge - on loan at Fulham - was on target in the 3-3 draw against Italy with goalkeeper Ben Alnwick an unused substitute.
Lee Young-Pyo's South Korea didn't recover from a first half double from Carlos Bueno as the hosts went down 2-0 to Uruguay in Seoul.
Meanwhile, Kieran McKenna suffered a 2-0 reverse on Northern Ireland Under-21 duty in Romania.
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A closer look at the contribution of our three players on England duty in Israel - Paul Robinson, Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe.