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Summary

  1. England denied win in injury time
  2. Berezutski header rescues point for Russia
  3. Dier earlier scored superb 20-yard free-kick
  4. Wales top Group B after beating Slovakia

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and goodnight

That is all from us for this evening. To focus on matters on the field, Wales can take a bow. Welcome back to the big time.

As for England... they were good and should have won, but let themselves down. 

Unfortunately, though, matters off the pitch will hog the headlines.

Join us again tomorrow for three more Euro 2016 fixtures: Turkey v Croatia, Poland v Northern Ireland and Germany v Ukraine.

I'll see thee.

Player ratings

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Harry Kane
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Here are Phil McNulty's player ratings for the England attack and subs...

Adam Lallana: Another who vindicated Hodgson’s faith. Strong running and only marks off for a couple of chances missed in the first half. 7.

Raheem Sterling: Got worse as the game went on, betraying a lack of confidence. May be under threat against Wales. 5.

Harry Kane: Quiet night for the Spurs striker, who got little service and support and mysteriously still takes England’s corners. Will improve as he has real class. 5.

Player ratings

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Here are Phil McNulty's ratings for the England midfield trio...

Eric Dier: Impressive on the ball, solid in the tackle and a thunderous free kick for his goal. 7.

Dele Alli: Showed some good touches and confidence at this level. More to come. 6.

Wayne Rooney: England’s man of the match. Great range of passing and controlled the game until he was taken off. Outstanding. 8.

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Alan Shearer

Ex-England captain on BBC One

There are plenty of positives to take. But Roy Hodgson will be really disappointed with the result, particularly because of the way they played. It is tough on them because they really deserved more.

We've been worried about England defensively and saying if we need to progress we need to score goals. We should have scored two or three more and been out of sight.

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Eric Dier's strike was also the first direct free-kick goal by an English player at a major finals since this! #ENG

Eric Dier's strike was also the first direct free-kick goal by an English player at a major finals since this! #ENG

Vasili Berezutski’s late goal was Russia’s first attempt on target since the 17th minute of the game.

Vasili Berezutski’s late goal was Russia’s first attempt on target since the 17th minute of the game.

Player verdicts

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Chris Smalling and Gary Cahill
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Our chief football writer has given his England player ratings. This is his verdict, starting with the defence...

Joe Hart: Had little to do but some uncertain moments on the ball. No chance with the goal. 6.

Kyle Walker: Vibrant attacking performance in the first half justified his selection. May be put under more pressure against Wales but did well here. 7.

Gary Cahill: Booked but a solid, determined performance and a couple of crucial blocks. 7.

Chris Smalling: Steady. Strong in some physical exchanges and largely untroubled. 6.

Danny Rose: Some good crossing, especially in the first half but found himself in an aerial mismatch with Berezutski for Russia’s equaliser. 6.

Match stats - part two

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  • Harry Kane took six corners in the game, only one fewer than he managed in his 38 Premier League games in 2015/16.
  • Vasili Berezutski’s late goal was Russia’s first attempt on target since the 17th minute of the game.
  • England have failed to win their opening game at a EURO finals (D5 L4).
  • Harry Kane didn’t have a single touch in the opposition box against Russia.
  • Russia have kept just two clean sheets in their last 16 games at the EURO finals.
  • Vasili Berezutski's goal was Russia's latest ever in normal time in a Euro finals game.

'We have to move on'

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England captain Wayne Rooney: "I think we played well but we didn't take our chances. The lads are disappointed not to get win but we can take a lot of positives. We looked solid for 90 minutes. The performance was worthy of the win.

"We knew Russia had a danger man with the big lad up front. He's going to win headers and unfortunately they got a goal from it. 

"It's still a point and we have to move on."

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Match stats - part one

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  • At 25y 293d, England’s starting 11 against Russia was their second-youngest ever at a major finals after the 2002 World Cup clash with Sweden (25y 206d).
  • England mustered nine shots against Russia in the first-half, their most in a EURO finals first 45 since 2004 (11 v Croatia).
  • Eric Dier is the 8th Tottenham player to score at a major tournament England, more than any other club.
  • Dier’s strike was the first direct free-kick goal by an English player at a major finals since David Beckham v Ecuador at the 2006 World Cup.
  • Dier scored despite never having attempted a single direct free-kick shot in his 65 Premier League appearances with Tottenham.

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That has to be up there with the worst experience EVER at an away game! Teargassed for no reason, caged and treated like animals! Shocking!

I witnessed this with my own eyes! I can't comment on things I didn't see but what I got caught up in was horrific and uncalled for!

'It's a bitter pill to swallow'

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England manager Roy Hodgson told ITV: "When you dominate the game as much as we did, then when you concede it it will feel like a defeat. That's always the case with last minute goals. 

"There was a lot of good things. It was a good goal for the equaliser. We have to accept the disappointment and move on. There were a lot of things that gave me satisfaction.

"We cleared the corner well but it was incredible cross and header. Moment of unbelievable quality from their side and I don't think it was down to mismanagement.

"I thought we looked good at times. We deserved to win the game. It's a bitter pill to swallow. But if we can swallow it, I can be very hopeful going forward."

Can you bare to watch?

Here's the moment England were denied.

What. A. Strike.

Eric Dier's free-kick is well worth another watch.

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Match of the Day

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You can either watch this on your tellybox or via the tab at the top of this web page.

Beckham has his say

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Former England captain David Beckham has been posting about the game on Instagram. 

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Group B standings

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England's opening woes

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England's 1st matches at Euro Championships: 1968: L 1980: D 1988: L 1992: D 1996: D 2000: L 2004: L 2012: D 2016: D

England's 1st matches at Euro Championships: 1968: L 1980: D 1988: L 1992: D 1996: D 2000: L 2004: L 2012: D 2016: D

Hodgson: It feels like a defeat

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England boss Roy Hodgson on BBC Radio 5 live: "When you concede with one minute left, it is a bitter disappointment. After one dodgy spell at the start of the second half, if we take away that 15 minutes, we were in total control. I would have been happy with 1-0 but we conceded in the last minute. At least it wasn't a glaring error but we go away with a draw rather than a victory. 

"We changed a tiring Wayne Rooney with 15 minutes to go with Jack Wilshere, that's not a tremendous differently change because both help us play. The other one was Raheem Sterling, who had made a couple of long runs, with James Milner, with the thought to shore things up against us a bit and help with set-pieces. That didn't work out. 

"I thought we played well, in the first half I thought that was as good a performance as we are capable of giving. After that 15 minute spell, we got back on track and established our control again and we were unlucky not to score a second goal which would have put it behind doubt. It feels like defeat because we were preparing to celebrate a victory and we don't have that possibility now." 

Views from the press

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Such an enjoyable game, that's the #ENG we wanna see. Yes, certainly not enough control, but what we saw is pure English essence

New Hodgson for 75 minutes then old. Can't close down a game with that defence. Pity. #eng played well. Rooney, Dier excelled. #EURO2016

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England fans
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If you are just joining us, England have drawn 1-1 with Russia following a late goal from Vasili Berezutski.

At full-time, it appears that Russian fans charged into a stand housing England fans, causing them to flee. A very ugly end to the night.

'It’s not hard to take the positives'

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England goalkeeper Joe Hart told ITV: "It was good performance but a good performance is a win in tournament football.

"Fair play to Russia they stayed in it. We’ve defended the corner but they’ve thrown players into the box. The player who scored had springs in his heels.

"It’s not hard to take the positives. We’re going to build on it. We’re going to have to draw on them.

"A shout out to the supporters, we really felt the love."

Joe Hart
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Reckon former Wales international Robbie Savage enjoyed this one?

Does anyone know who won in group B today please 😂😂😂😂😂👍🏻👍🏻

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England performance deserved better than a draw. Feels like a loss. Wales game now HA-UGE!

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BBC Scotland political correspondent Nick Eardley was in the end of the stadium where England fans appear to have been chased across the stands. 

Have never seen anything like this in football stadium. Utter panic in England as some Russians charged. Women and children trampled.

Who knows who was in there?

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

There were thousands of English fans who were being made to run, almost for their lives there. We don't know who was in there; there could be kids and women?

Now they have to go off out into the Marseille night. 

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Rob Meech: Teams score late goals. It happens. We played well, move on to the next one and go again.

Howard Standring: Got to make changes up front for Wales game. If we play like that again but with more sharpness up front we will win.

Glen Naylor: So much of that game was positive. The fact we feel gutted about a draw speaks volumes. Hope we can build on this next game.

Eric Dier looks dejected
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Wow....we had that won....got to see it through to the final whistle. Rooney taken off...experience needed to see games out.

'We've got to put this behind us'

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England goalscorer Eric Dier told ITV: "We're disappointed because we played well the whole game. To give away the draw is disappointing.

"It's not down to inexperience, we just didn't see it out in right way. But we didn't lose. We've got to pick ourselves up again. We can take positives.

"The level was extremely high - the best I've been involved in with England. I thought we did everything right. It had it all from us apart from controlling it at the end.

"We've got to put this behind us."

Eric Dier
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When the dust settles on this game, England can take plenty of positives. They opened Russia up plenty of times, Dele Alli looked a threat (although he did fade), as we're the advanced full-backs and Wayne Rooney was impressive in midfield. 

But they should have taken chances before Dier scored and Russia's goal was one that should have been dealt with.

In short, they should have won that game.

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Chris Waddle

Former England winger on BBC Radio 5 live

What annoys me is that we know where the tickets are sold. Where is the segregation tonight? As soon as the final whistle goes the Russian fans were allowed to run across the stands and the England fans had to run away. 

Fan trouble at the Euros
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"I can't remember seeing fans being chased like that before," Mark Chapman adds. 

Russian fans chasing after England fans

Russian fans chasing after England fans

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

Absolute shocking scenes, there was not enough segregation by the police or stewards.   

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Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at the Stade Velodrome

"As Russia celebrate that late, late equaliser there are some very disturbing scenes behind the goal that was occupied by Joe Hart. Segregation was at best flimsy and Russian fans appeared to rush across in the direction of England's fans, who have now cleared the area. A very bad end to the night."

The wait goes on

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England still haven't won their opening game in European Championship history.

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Lord Camomile: So. Many. Swearwords.

Arjun Sohanpal: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. That is England.

Dele Alli looks rejected
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FULL-TIME

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Devastating and draining for England. It is a draw that will feel like a defeat. England had the game won, but Berezutski's late header has denied them.

Aaaand we're back. That familiar big tournament feeling.

England fans react to Russia Goal
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England might still lose this! Joe Hart comes out of his area and loses the ball but thankfully the England defence rally quickly to head off danger.

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Chris Waddle

Former England winger on BBC Radio 5 live

There was no pressure on the ball, but I have to say that Vasili Berezutski hung so well in the air. Joe Hart could do nothing about it and it's very cruel on England. 

Vasili Berezutski of Russia celebrates
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GOAL - England 1-1 Russia

Vasili Berezutski

Would you believe it?! England seemingly had this game won, but they have conceded right at the death. The ball is swung in to the box and met by Vasili Berezutski, whose header loops over Joe Hart and into the net. Russia have rescued themselves.

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England are a minute plus added time from a really promising victory. They haven't blown Russia away but they have been solid and, at times, incisive in their build-up play.