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Rooney and Lambert score, Sterling is sent-off and England settle for draw with Ecuador

It finished 2-2 in tonight’s clash in Miami.

Soccer - World Cup 2014 - Miami Training Camp - England v Ecuador - Sun Life Stadium Wayne Rooney found the net for England tonight. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

WAYNE ROONEY AND Rickie Lambert were on target for an experimental England side in a 2-2 friendly draw with Ecuador tonight which turned sour with two late red cards.

Ecuador grabbed an eighth minute lead through a thundering header from Enner Valencia before England drew level in the 29th minute with Rooney poking home after a scramble in the area.

Midfielder Ross Barkley produced a moment of fine individual skill to set up Lambert for a sweet strike in the 51st minute.

But Ecuador fought back with a thundering drive from Michael Arroyo to draw level.

The double red cards came after a wild challenge from England substitute Raheem Sterling on Antonio Valencia.

The Ecuadorian winger, who plays for Manchester United, retaliated by grabbing the neck of the Liverpool youngster and American referee Jair Marrufo brandished two red cards.

- © AFP, 2014

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