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Everton defender Jagielka upbeat after England draw

Phil Jagielka was remaining positive after the England national team drew 1-1 with Ukraine on Tuesday night.

The Three Lions were outplayed for large portions of the 90 minutes at Wembley but managed to score a late equaliser through Frank Lampard from the penalty spot.

Everton centre-back Jagielka, who deputised for the injured John Terry, feels it was a slightly disappointing result at home but is maintaining positivity going forward.

"It's probably the right word to use: 'Okay'. No great shakes," Jagielka told reporters.

"We'd have loved to have had the full six points [from the first two games] but four points will do.

"As long as we continue building on it, we'll be fine. [It was] definitely one point gained.

"We look forward to the next game now and if we can make that seven then it's a progression and hopefully we'll finish top of the group.

"But if you look at the chances we created, two or three pretty clear-cut ones in the first half and a couple more in the second - hitting the post and stuff - as much as the performance wasn't amazing, we still showed glimpses of being able to create the chances.

"If we'd taken them, especially earlier on, we'd have been in control of the game."

England next take on San Marino at Wembley on October 12 before heading to Warsaw to meet Poland four days later.

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