Roy Hodgson's changes were not to blame

England endured another frustrating night under the floodlights in Saint-Etienne, despite playing some eye-catching football at times. But while it is inevitable that criticism will fall at the feet of Roy Hodgson for making six changes, the under-pressure manager was powerless to do anything about their profligacy in front of goal.

Once again, England dominated the game for the most part, enjoying the majority of possession and creating the better chances. Again, however, they failed to turn their obvious superiority into a tangible advantage.

In Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge - both of whom started for the first time at Euro 2016 - England boast two of the most lethal strikers in European football. Yet neither player showed the technique or composure you would expect of players of their quality.

That is not Hodgson's fault, though. England were set up correctly and generally played decent football - they just failed to take their chances.

England's fullbacks are enjoying a great tournament

Although no-one else on Earth agrees with Paul Merson's assertion that Kyle Walker has been the best player of Euro 2016, there is no doubting that the Tottenham Hotspur defender has produced two eye-catching performances in France.

On this occasion, though, he was replaced by Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne, who provided a constant attacking threat down the right side, producing several threatening-looking crosses that England's much-hyped strikeforce should have done better with.

Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand clears the ball Getty Images

On the opposite flank, too, Ryan Bertrand delivered a steady performance, always offering an outlet for Adam Lallana while not putting a foot wrong in his own half. Bertrand, 26, may not be as good as Luke Shaw or even Danny Rose, but the London-born fullback has matured into a very dependable player over recent seasons.

Jan Kozak had a lucky escape

Nathaniel Clyne
Nathaniel Clyne was one of England's star performers Getty Images

While much of the post-match discussion is bound to centre on Hodgson's team selection, the bizarre tactics of his opposite number, Jan Kozak, should not be overlooked. Despite England posing a persistent threat in the first-half through Clyne, the Slovakian manager refused to change his tactics until the full-time whistle appeared on the horizon.

Fullback Tomas Hubocan found himself completely overrun for much of the match in Saint-Étienne, yet his manager did not call for reinforcements until the very end. Rather than being an example of good management, it was pure fortune (and England's profligacy) that saw the Slovaks escape with an undeserved draw.