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Moldova, Ukraine results please England's Hodgson

Roy Hodgson was satisfied with England's results in their World Cup qualifying double header over the past five days.

The Three Lions defeated Moldova 4-0 at Wembley on Friday before holding Ukraine to a 0-0 draw in Kiev on Tuesday night to remain at the summit of UEFA's Group H qualifying table for Brazil 2014.

England did their job against Ukraine to avoid defeat in front of a fanatical crowd at the Olympic Stadium and Hodgson was pleased with the point, even though they could have won it late through 100-cap milestone man Frank Lampard.

"I thought it was a fair result, we did very well, especially in the first-half and we had clear control of the game and could have obviously won it in the last minute with Frank's header, what a chance," Hodgson told ITV.

"But Moldova and this game are two were very different games, there were 70,000 people here, it was a big test for the players.

"We have lost seven players from the original squad so a lot of players come into the squad this time who are not normally there and not used to this level of performance and pressure.

"So we have got be more than satisfied with the result against Moldova and now the result here, especially as we gained the result without riding our luck in any way, we gained it because we were very good defensively.

"Had we shown a little more composure in the final third or had someone like a (Wayne) Rooney or (Daniel) Sturridge available, who knows we might have even got the goal we needed."

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Andrew Slevison
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