Andros Townsend superstrike earns England 1–1 draw in Italy friendly

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Italy drew 1-1 at home to England in an international friendly on Tuesday as the visitors' winning run was brought to an end at the Juventus Stadium.

Substitute Andros Townsend leveled 11 minutes from time to cancel out Graziano Pelle's first-half opener.

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England captain Wayne Rooney also hit the bar in a match of few clear-cut chances.

England had won all seven of its matches following a disappointing World Cup but faced its toughest test yet against an Italy team which had made wholesale changes following its own dismal campaign in Brazil.

The match marked the return of Italy coach Antonio Conte to the stadium where he had lifted three successive Serie A titles before sensationally quitting in the summer and the former Juventus manager was given a rousing reception.

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