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Summary

  1. Result: England 1-1 Belgium
  2. Cayman punishes keeper error to put Belgium ahead
  3. Jill Scott equalises with close-range finish on 84 mins
  4. Belgium lead group, a point above England
  5. Match live on BBC Two, online & sports extra

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Next up for England is Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday. Can they get their qualifying campaign back on track? 

That's it from us. Until next time, cheerio. 

Win together and lose together (and draw together)

England 1-1 Belgium

England goalscorer Jill Scott: "We'll look at it as two points lost but we will take the positives from the second half. We created a lot of chances, we know we can play a lot better.

"We have a great group of players. We are one team, we win together and lose together."

Scotland 3-1 Slovenia

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A much better night for Scotland as they breezed to a 3-1 win at home to Slovenia. They are top of Group 1 and well on course to securing a place at Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.

England 1-1 Belgium

England forward Eni Aluko: "It is a disappointing result. We were confident going into the game that we could win it but Belgium were tough to break down. Fortunately Jill Scott got the goal, we pushed at the end but it wasn't to be.

"Belgium did well to congest the pitch. They frustrated our play, we were not as precise as we have been in the past. We will learn from this game and figure out how to break teams down and get wins."

Sampson stands by Bardsley

England 1-1 Belgium

England manager Mark Sampson: "We wanted to win so it is a disappointing result for us. Credit to Belgium. They were well organised, physical and showed great character. We came back from a strange goal to get an equaliser and unfortunate not to win it in the end.

"On another night we could have scored five or six but we just didn't execute our final ball. 

Still have faith in Karen Bardsley after her error? "Change Karen Bardsley? No chance. She has been outstanding for this team. She is a superb goalkeeper. She has bailed us out many times, we'll give her that one and she will be back for Tuesday."

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England 1-1 Belgium

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England v Belgium: Jill Scott equalises for home side

England 1-1 Belgium

Former England forward Kelly Smith: "The first half performance was disappointing but the second half was more positive, more confident, on the front more and the substitutions made a difference. Credit to Belgium, they stifled England today."

Group
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Here's how the table looks after that draw. Belgium are a point clear of England. Only the side top of the group automatically goes through to Euro 2017.

FULL-TIME

England 1-1 Belgium

All over and Belgium celebrate a big point. England look disheartened. This was a game they really should have won.

England 1-1 Belgium

Another change for the visitors as they look to eat up a few more seconds. Is there time for one last attack?

YELLOW CARD

England 1-1 Belgium

Belgium's Maud Coutereels is shown the yellow card for protesting a free-kick for England. Steph Houghton takes the set-piece, lifting it over the ball and it has a bit of a sting to it as Justien Odeurs has to gather at the second attempt.

England 1-1 Belgium

Belgium want the draw and they make a substitution, slowly. Tine de Caigny jogs off with Sara Yuceil replacing her.

Up goes the fourth official's board. Five added minutes.

England 1-1 Belgium

Karen Carney's dangerous cross is headed behind. It is just wave after wave of attacks. England are knocking on the door.. 

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C'mon then @england - hold it, or win it, just don't go & lose it!! #bbcfootball #ENGvBEL #EuroQualifier #LadiesFootball

#bbcfootball Great energy/passion from Scott in a deserved equalizer :) Belgium daft t underestimate a strong/determined England squad :) :)

GREAT SAVE!

England 1-1 Belgium

Eni Aluko's cross is stabbed away as England come forward. Then, Fara Williams' cross from deep is thumped behind by Justien Odeurs. England are going for it.

England 1-1 Belgium

Now can England go and get a winner?

That goal has lifted the crowd and England are responding. There is a bit more energy about them while Belgium look visibly deflated.

Five minutes to go.

GOAL - England 1-1 Belgium

Jill Scott

There it is! 

My word it seemed like an England goal would never come but finally they breach the Belgium defence. 

Alex Scott lifts a cross into the area, Karen Carney heads down and Jill Scott stabs in from close range. Scott to the rescue once again.

Jill Scott celebrates her goal
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CLOSE!

England 0-1 Belgium

Belgium fail to clear a corner and Steph Houghton almost takes full advantage as she sweeps a shot from just outside the area inches wide of the upright. 

England 0-1 Belgium

Casey Stoney is not someone you get to see celebrating scoring often. She has just six in 127 games but she isn't far off a seventh as she gets a touch to a cross, but not enough to trouble the Belgium keeper.

Ten minutes to go.

SUBSTITUTION

England 0-1 Belgium

Final change for England as Katie Chapman is replaced by forward Gemma Davison. 

England are going for it. They need to as time is running out.

England 0-1 Belgium

Better from England now as Karen Carney plays a beautiful ball forward and Jill Scott's dummy puts Fara Williams through on goal. The move is let down by the finish, as she slices well wide but her blushes are spared by the offside flag.

Karen Carney has been heavily involved since coming on
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England 0-1 Belgium

Close! Alex Greenwood clips a cross in towards the near post and Eni Aluko evades her marker to sneak in. Surely 1-1? No, she can't make contact and the ball bounces across the face of goal. 

YELLOW CARD

England 0-1 Belgium

Alex Greenwood is booked for a foul on a Belgian player and the visitors have a free-kick in a decent crossing position on the right side of the pitch. The ball is whipped in but England head clear and then beak at pace through Eni Aluko. The crowd roar encouragement but Belgium regroup to repel the attack.

England 0-1 Belgium

Steph Houghton is able to continue but someone who is not is the assistant lineswoman. Not quite sure what happened but an alternative is being warmed up to come on. Jonathan Pearce is getting a tad impatient in the commentary box as we wait. Ironic cheers as the replacement finally takes up position.

England 0-1 Belgium

Very much an off day for England. 

Passes are going astray, wrong decisions are being made and in their desperation to equalise they are leaving themselves exposed at the back. Steph Houghton takes a whack as she stretches to cut out a dangerous cross into the box and is limping, but looks like she'll be good to continue.

SUBSTITUTION

England 0-1 Belgium

A second change for England as Mark Sampson decides it is time to inject a bit of pace into the front line. Eni Aluko comes on, Toni Duggan goes off.

PENALTY APPEAL

England 0-1 Belgium

Fara Williams goes down inside the area. A little push inside the area? Referee says no and Belgium immediately counter, Janice Cayman with sight of goal but her fierce drive is held by Karen Bardsley.

England 0-1 Belgium

England are dominating the possession but Belgium, you have to say, look very good when they do attack. Quick and accurate - something you can't say about England's play - and they almost get through on goal when Janice Cayman chases a defence-splitting pass but good keeping by Karen Bardsley as she races off her line to get to the ball first.

SUBSTITUTION

England 0-1 Belgium

Mark Sampson decides it is time to make that first change and off goes Demi Stokes, who has been quiet, with Karen Carney on in her place. The Chelsea forward should add a bit more zip to England's play.

England 0-1 Belgium

Good initiative by Fara Williams after England win a corner. The Arsenal midfielder spots Alex Greenwood lurking unmarked just outside the area and plays the corner to the edge of the box for her team-mate, who stabs an effort straight at Justien Odeurs.

England 0-1 Belgium

The free-kick is floated in by Fara Williams for Steph Houghton but the Belgium defence heads clear.

Katie Chapman beats Janice Cayman in the air
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England 0-1 Belgium

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Two

"England need somebody to take the game by the scruff of the neck. It's still all very lethargic." 

England 0-1 Belgium

Fara Williams is dragged down and England have a free-kick midway inside the Belgium half.

England 0-1 Belgium

Mark Sampson decided not to bother turning to his subs just yet but Karen Carney is warming up. You sense he might be tempted to make a change around the hour mark if nothing improves and, you have to say, it is pretty much as you were from the first half. No fluidity from England. 

HT | Scotland 2-1 Slovenia (@janeross10 19', 44'; Erman 42') #SWNT

HT | Scotland 2-1 Slovenia (@janeross10 19', 44'; Erman 42') #SWNT

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KICK-OFF

England 0-1 Belgium

After a restart - England seemingly too quick to get the game under way - the second half kicks off. 

'A blip in women's goalkeeping'

England 0-1 Belgium

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Former England goalkeeper

"It's disappointing that tonight will be highlighted as negatively as it will be for goalkeeping in the women's game, because the standard really is much improved. 

"Certainly at the World Cup last summer there were many examples of how far female goalkeepers have progressed, the standard has come on a lot. Tonight is a blip."

England's Karen Bardsley's mistake gifted Belgium the lead
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Wilshere returns

Not a great half for England so far, but there is some better news this evening for the men's team.

Midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has not played for club or country this season, returned to action in an under-21 game, managing 65 minutes before being replaced.

He has until 12 May to prove his fitness to England manager Roy Hodgson, who has chosen that date to name his squad for Euro 2016.

Jack Wilshere
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England 0-1 Belgium

Will Mark Sampson mix things up for the second half? He loves an early substitution. Karen Carney to come on and add some spark to England's attack?

England 0-1 Belgium

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Former England goalkeeper

"This is very alien for England. They're very much odds on to win this game. It has been all about their demise though - Belgium took the lead opportunistically and there has been a bit of confusion from Mark Sampson's side, plus a lack of urgency, as to how they respond."