1-1. Would probably have taken that at the start of the game, you definitely don’t want to be losing the first group match. But I can’t help thinking that England were controlling the game and let in a soft goal – maybe two points dropped.

All in all though, a good start for Roy and co. and there’s no reason not to be positive about the matches ahead. Hodgson has always managed to over achieve with the players at his disposal, whether with Switzerland, Fulham or West Brom – I think he’ll do the same for England. Make us hard to beat, if not spectacular.

Roll on Friday