Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott admits Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard took his England hard against Ukraine.

Gerrard's red card means he will miss the home clash with minnows San Marino next month.

Lescott said: "He was gutted. He showed his determination throughout the game and got man of the match. He is a player who wears his heart on his sleeve.

"On another night, I don't think it is a red card.

"San Marino won't be the toughest game in the group but Steven is not happy to miss any game."