World Cup 2010: Everything positive apart from result - England manager Fabio Capello

Three Lions boss bemoans bad luck...
England will have to be content with a point from their opening World Cup group C encounter with the USA after their match finished 1-1.

The Three Lions took the lead early through Steven Gerrard, but a bad goalkeeping error in the second half from Robert Green ensured the United States took something from the game.

After the match, England manager Fabio Capello said that he was pleased with the performance of his side, but bemoaned the back luck which cost his side from taking three points in the group.

"We played a good game. But one mistake cost us [from goalkeeper Robert Green]. They shoot once at the goal, and they score one goal," Capello told ITV.

"This is football. I am really happy for the performance of the team. We are in a good moment and I think the next time we will be better. But only the result is not good."

When questioned about the goalkeeping error from Green, who allowed a tame Clint Dempsey shot to squeeze under him, the Italian was reluctant to criticise the England No.1 shot-stopper, although he did not guarantee the player will start  the next match against Algeria on Friday.

"Sometimes a keeper makes mistakes. This is football. I spoke with some players and sometimes the flight of the ball changes at the last moment."

"The second half he played very well. I am really happy for him." he said.

The Three Lions put the USA under a lot of pressure in an impressive second half but could not find the winner and Capello was happy from the display given by his midfield.

"Everything is positive, only the result not positive. [Steven] Gerrard and Frank [Lampard] played really well. We had some chances to score goals and I hope enxt time we will be more lucky [in front of goal]." he said.

Lastly, Capello gave an update on Ledley King, who had to be withdrawn at half-time injured.

He said: "Probably he can play [next week]. He has only one little problem."

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