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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Theo Walcott

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott
England 1-1 France, Group D
Monday, June 11

Donetsk

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his competitive England debut as Roy Hodgson's side opened their Euro 2012 campaign with a draw against France.

The Arsenal youngster was a surprise inclusion in the Three Lions' starting XI but he justified his selection with an assured display in a hard-working England midfield.

Oxlade-Chamberlain made way for Jermain Defoe after 76 minutes but did enough to suggest he can make his mark on the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

Joleon Lescott gave England the lead on the half-hour mark in Donetsk with a thumping header from Steven Gerrard's free kick but former Gunner Samir Nasri levelled nine minutes later with a fierce low strike from the edge of the box.

Arsenal's other representative in the England squad is Theo Walcott and he came off the bench in stoppage time. Laurent Koscielny was an unused substitute for France.

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