Stuart Lancaster
Lancaster was impressed with England despite their three-point defeat.Getty Images

England coach Stuart Lancaster insists his side remain on track for World Cup glory despite suffering a fifth straight defeat to New Zealand at Twickenham.

The All-Blacks eased to a fourth win of 2014 over England with Aaron Cruden, Richie McCaw and Charlie Faumuina scoring tries as the visitors prevailed 21-24.

But Lancaster was impressed by an England performance which saw them field three debutants in Semesa Rokodoguni, George Kruis and Anthony Watson but only come up three points short.

"The first thing we'll look at is ourselves," he said. "We've lost to them four times [this year] but we feel we're not far away. With another 12 months inside us as we go towards the World Cup we'll keep our confidence and we'll keep doing the same things.

"You want to win every game to stay firmly on track but we're not going to deviate from the path we're on because we believe in the players we've got and the coaches and what we're building.

"We probably missed one opportunity in the first half which could have made all the difference. The accuracy of our kicking the pressure we put on ourselves when we're in and around out the halfway line [we can improve].

"When you've had one-and-a-half weeks preparation and you've got some young lads on the pitch at the end making their debuts at Twickenham against the All Blacks, I'd say that is a positive."