Frank Lampard
Lampard scores a late penalty in the 1-1 draw with Ukraine [Reuters] Reuters

England were only able to manage a point against Ukraine in their World Cup qualifier after a late Frank Lampard penalty saved Roy Hodgson's blushes.

Hodgson's men fell behind in the first half thanks to a stunning goal from Yevgen Konoplianka. The FC Dinipro winger cut inside on to his right foot and was given plenty of time to get his shot away as Steven Gerrard attempted to close him down.

Joe Hart was left completely stranded as the ball flew in to the top corner from all of 25 yards to hand Ukraine a surprise lead.

England had plenty of chances to open the scoring in the first half, with Tom Cleverley guilty of wasting a number of chances.

The Manchester United midfielder could have handed England the lead just after the half hour mark when Jermain Defoe headed the ball across the box and Cleverley had just the keeper to beat from five yards.

However, his effort was straight at the keeper and England continued to waste chances. Cleverley twice had the opportunity to level just before half-time, coming closest as his right foot shot hit the outside of the post.

Earlier in the proceeding England were unfortunate not to take the lead when Defoe had a goal ruled out for fouling a Ukraine player just moments before unleashing a shot past Andri Piatov.

The second half continued to be frustrating for England as substitute Danny Welbeck hit the post when it looked like he really should have found the back of the net.

Ukraine had looked dangerous on the counter as England pushed for a late equaliser which eventually came after Welbeck had flicked the ball over the head of Yevgen Khacheridi who handled the ball.

Lampard confidently fired the ball home to score his 27th goal in and England shirt as Hodgson's men secured a fourth point from their opening two games.

There was still more late drama as England skipper Steven Gerrard was sent-off for a late challenge which earned him a second yellow card.