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Trio feature as England draw

Posted on 12 June 2010  - 12:00

Ledley King, Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch all featured as England opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against the USA on Saturday.

Trio feature as England draw

Ledley King, Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch all featured as England opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against the USA on Saturday.

Ledley and Aaron both started in Rustenburg with Peter a 79th-minute substitute for Emile Heskey.

Injury meant Ledley's night ended early and he was replaced at half-time by Jamie Carragher.

Aaron set-up England's best chance of the second half when his fine pass released Heskey clean through on goal, but the striker shot straight at Tim Howard.

Steven Gerrard handed England the perfect start with the opening goal after just four minutes.

However, USA managed to equalise when Robert Green spilled Clint Dempsey's 25-yard shot into the net.

SPURS AT THE WORLD CUP

Sebastien Bassong and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are the next Spurs in action in South Africa when Cameroon take on Japan on Monday.

Heurelho Gomes and Brazil are next up on Tuesday followed by Wilson Palacios and Honduras facing Chile on Wednesday.