Kyle Walker spared England’s blushes as the Manchester City defender’s first international goal rescued a 1-1 draw against Ukraine in Saturday’s Euro 2024 qualifier.
Gareth Southgate’s side trailed to Oleksandr Zinchenko’s first half strike in the Polish city of Wroclaw.
But Walker ensured England maintained their unbeaten Group C record when he netted just before the interval.
No England player had ever featured in as many as Walker’s 77 Three Lions games before finally getting on the scoresheet.
Although England’s run of four successive Group C victories came to an end, they remain on course to qualify for next year’s European Championship.
England sit six points ahead of second placed Ukraine with three group games left and the top two teams guaranteed to qualify.
“Very tough place to come. You could feel the atmosphere, a unique occasion,” Southgate said.
“When you have that much of the ball you want to create more chances but the attacking play didn’t click.
“If that is the case you have to make sure you don’t lose. To come back and get the point was very important in terms of qualification.”
Walker added: “It was a relief. To represent your country this many times, it had been on my mind but now I can finally tick it off.”
Ukraine are four points in front of third placed Italy and fourth placed North Macedonia, who meet later on Saturday.