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England's Hodgson thrilled with impact of Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain

England manager Roy Hodgson was happy to see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain make such a positive impact in the 2-2 draw with Brazil at the Maracana in Rio on Sunday.

The 19-year old Arsenal young gun replaced Glen Johnson just after the hour-mark with Phil Jones pushing back to a more defensive role and the move paid off when he struck a superb equaliser in the 68th minute which delighted his boss.

"He was very lively. Phil Jones was doing an excellent job but is really more of a defender playing in midfield," said Hodgson.

"Alex gets on the ball and gets turned around, he added another dimension and got his reward by scoring a very good goal."

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