England came from two goals down to draw their Euro 2012 qualifier with Switzerland 2-2 at Wembley. Both Swiss goals came in four minutes midway through the first half, leaving Fabio Capello’s side in danger of an embarrassing home defeat.
However, Frank Lampard’s penalty before the break and Ashley Young’s equaliser soon after gave England hope of victory but they could not convert a number of subsequent chances. The result left them level on points with Montenegro at the top of Group G.
Ashley Young is set to leave Aston Villa. The forward, who has a year left on his contract, wants to play at a higher level and could move to Manchester United or Liverpool this summer.
World Tennis number one Rafael Nadal matched Bjorn Borg’s record of six French Open titles with victory in four sets over Roger Federer. Nadal, who knocked out Andy Murray in the semi-finals, won 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 5-7 6-1.
The French-trained Pour Moi won Horse Racing’s Epsom Derby despite rider Mickael Barzalona standing up to celebrate before the finishing line and almost being caught by Treasure Beach, who finished second. The Queen’s horse, Carlton House, was third.
Warrington and Huddersfield remained level on points at the top of Rugby League’s Super League with wins over Crusaders and Castleford respectively. Wigan and St Helens were two points behind following defeat to Catalan Dragons and victory over Leeds respectively. Hull KR beat rivals Hull FC, Bradford saw off Harlequins and Salford defeated Wakefield.
Troubled Rugby Union star Gavin Henson remained on course to play for Wales in this year’s World Cup after being named in their preliminary squad. Henson featured in Wales’ 31-28 defeat to the Barbarians at the Millennium Stadium, his first appearance for his country since March 2009.
In Cricket, the second Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord’s looked set for a draw after rain wiped out play midway through the game with the tourists’ first innings incomplete. Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan had replied to Matt Prior’s century with an international-best 193.
The domestic Twenty20 competition began last week. Holders Hampshire made it three wins from three by beating Kent to top the South Group. Lancashire led the North Group after victory over Leicestershire.