England's final warm-up game before they flew to Brazil for the World Cup was disrupted by a dangerous lightning storm that forced the match to be halted as they were held to a draw by Honduras.

The game was stopped for over 40 minutes midway through the first half as bad weather hit the Miami area.

But, when play resumed, boss Roy Hodgson saw England last the pace well in fierce heat and humidity, although a feisty game against the physical Hondurans lacked any rhythm.

Analysis

"England weren't able to finish Honduras off. They didn't create too many glorious opportunities and that is the main criticism. They struggled against the 10 men. They tried to go through the middle but it was too congested.

"When they went out wide, they didn't put too many crosses in either. It is a slight disappointment England did not win the game and Joe Hart was completely untroubled. Now it is down to the real business, the World Cup."

England should have won, with striker Daniel Sturridge missing England's two best chances, but ultimately Hodgson will have simply been delighted his players emerged unscathed from some rough treatment, which included Honduras defender Brayan Beckeles being sent off.

Captain Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney were given 45 minutes each, while Everton midfielder Ross Barkley once again looked lively as he tries to make an impression on Hodgson ahead of next Saturday's opening World Cup game against Italy in Manaus.

England left Miami for Rio de Janeiro after the game and can now enter the final phase of their planning for the World Cup, although the interruption for weather reduced the effectiveness of this exercise.

Hodgson made 10 changes from Wednesday's 2-2 draw against Ecuador and went with the side many believe will start against the Italians on 14 June - but the first half was wrecked by that weather interruption.

England should have been ahead when slick link play between Rooney and his Manchester United team-mate Danny Welbeck left Sturridge with only Honduras keeper Noel Valladares to beat. But the Liverpool striker dragged his shot wide.

England striker Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge, who scored 24 goals for Liverpool last season, wasted two glorious chances

And then, with dark clouds overhead and lightning flashing around the stadium, the players were taken off the field after 23 minutes by referee Ricardo Salazar.

Salazar said he made the decision because there were lightning strikes within two miles of the stadium. It is not uncommon in Miami and, after thunder and a torrential downpour, the players returned.

Player ratings

Joe Hart: 6

Glen Johnson: 5

Gary Cahill: 6

Phil Jagielka: 6

Leighton Baines: 6

Adam Lallana: 6

Steven Gerrard: 6

Jordan Henderson: 7

Danny Welbeck: 7

Wayne Rooney: 6

Daniel Sturridge: 6

Substitutes: Ross Barkley: 6, Jack Wilshere: 6

Upon resumption, Honduras - who are in World Cup Group E - decided to turn the game into a dogfight as a succession of wild tackles endangered England.

Gerrard was furious at a tackle from Luis Garrido that earned him a yellow card then Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre was similarly punished for a wild tackle on Sturridge, which he followed up by lashing the ball into the Liverpool striker.

It was this in mind, perhaps, that Hodgson removed Gerrard and Rooney at half-time to introduce Barkley and Wilshere - with Everton's youngster immediately in the action with a 20-yard shot that curled just wide.

Left-back Leighton Baines, in particular, had taken some heavy punishment from Honduras and he was in the wars again after 65 minutes when he was caught by a dreadful aerial challenge from Beckeles, who had already been booked and was deservedly sent off.

Sturridge had been lively but wasted another good chance with 15 minutes to go when he headed over from right-back Glen Johnson's fine cross.

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Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (11)

England

  • 01 Hart (Forster - 75' )
  • 02 Johnson
  • 03 Baines Booked
  • 14 Henderson (Lampard - 83' )
  • 05 Cahill Booked
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 20 Lallana Booked
  • 04 Gerrard (Barkley - 45' )
  • 09 Sturridge
  • 10 Rooney (Wilshere - 45' )
  • 11 Welbeck (Lambert - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Wilshere
  • 08 Lampard
  • 12 Smalling
  • 13 Foster
  • 16 Jones
  • 17 Milner
  • 18 Lambert
  • 21 Barkley
  • 22 Forster
  • 23 Shaw
  • 24 Stones
  • 25 Flanagan

Honduras

  • 18 Valladares
  • 21 Beckeles Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 07 Izaguirre Booked (Martínez - 91' )
  • 19 Garrido Booked (Claros - 45' )
  • 05 Bernárdez Booked
  • 03 Figueroa
  • 23 Chávez (Najar - 61' )
  • 08 Palacios
  • 13 Costly (Delgado - 69' )
  • 11 Bengtson (Palacios - 75' )
  • 15 Espinoza (García - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 01 López
  • 02 Chávez
  • 04 Montes
  • 06 García
  • 09 Palacios
  • 10 Martínez
  • 12 Delgado
  • 14 García
  • 16 Martínez
  • 17 Najar
  • 20 Claros
  • 22 Escober
Ref: Ricardo Salazar

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

3 3

Corners

4 3

Fouls

9 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, England 0, Honduras 0.

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, England 0, Honduras 0.

90:00 +3:52

Offside, Honduras. Mario Martínez tries a through ball, but Andy Najar is caught offside.

90:00 +2:52

Attempt blocked. Ross Barkley (England) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

90:00 +2:23

Attempt saved. Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Mario Martínez replaces Emilio Izaguirre.

88:46

Attempt saved. Emilio Izaguirre (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

86:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Juan Carlos García replaces Roger Espinoza.

84:54

Attempt blocked. Emilio Izaguirre (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Edder Delgado.

82:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Frank Lampard replaces Jordan Henderson.

80:43

Daniel Sturridge (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:43

Foul by Wilson Palacios (Honduras).

79:49

Attempt missed. Jordan Henderson (England) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

78:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Rickie Lambert replaces Danny Welbeck.

77:43

Phil Jagielka (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:43

Foul by Jerry Palacios (Honduras).

77:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76:29

Delay in match Wilson Palacios (Honduras) because of an injury.

76:07 Booking

Booking Leighton Baines (England) is shown the yellow card.

75:32

Ross Barkley (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:32

Foul by Jerry Palacios (Honduras).

74:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Fraser Forster replaces Joe Hart.

74:14

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Jerry Palacios replaces Jerry Bengtson because of an injury.

73:04

Delay in match Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) because of an injury.

72:32

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (England) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Glen Johnson with a cross.

69:51

Foul by Jordan Henderson (England).

69:51

Jorge Claros (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:00 Booking

Booking Gary Cahill (England) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68:53

Foul by Gary Cahill (England).

68:53

Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:44

Attempt missed. Jack Wilshere (England) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross.

68:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Edder Delgado replaces Carlo Costly.

65:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

64:52 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Brayan Beckeles (Honduras) for a bad foul.

64:43

Delay in match Leighton Baines (England) because of an injury.

64:33

Leighton Baines (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:33

Foul by Brayan Beckeles (Honduras).

63:54

Phil Jagielka (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:54

Foul by Jerry Bengtson (Honduras).

63:28

Foul by Glen Johnson (England).

63:28

Jorge Claros (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:18

Foul by Adam Lallana (England).

62:18

Roger Espinoza (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:24

Attempt missed. Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

60:43 Booking

Booking Adam Lallana (England) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:37

Foul by Adam Lallana (England).

60:37

Roger Espinoza (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:13

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Andy Najar replaces Marvin Chávez because of an injury.

58:41

Delay in match Marvin Chávez (Honduras) because of an injury.

58:14

Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (England) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

58:05

Attempt saved. Danny Welbeck (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:45

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

51:27

Corner, England. Conceded by Maynor Figueroa.

50:25 Booking

Booking Brayan Beckeles (Honduras) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:17

Danny Welbeck (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:17

Foul by Brayan Beckeles (Honduras).

48:54

Foul by Leighton Baines (England).

48:54

Marvin Chávez (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:12 Booking

Booking Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

47:59

Ross Barkley (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:59

Foul by Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras).

46:26

Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (England) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Wilshere.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Ross Barkley replaces Steven Gerrard.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Jack Wilshere replaces Wayne Rooney.

45:00

Second Half begins England 0, Honduras 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Jorge Claros replaces Luis Garrido.

45:00 +0:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, England 0, Honduras 0.

43:40

Attempt missed. Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Marvin Chávez with a cross following a corner.

43:06

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Phil Jagielka.

42:28

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

42:27

Attempt blocked. Wilson Palacios (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Roger Espinoza.

40:29

Attempt missed. Phil Jagielka (England) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross following a corner.

40:03

Corner, England. Conceded by Víctor Bernárdez.

40:00

Attempt blocked. Adam Lallana (England) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Welbeck.

39:13

Danny Welbeck (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:13

Foul by Carlo Costly (Honduras).

35:50

Glen Johnson (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:50

Foul by Roger Espinoza (Honduras).

35:06

Hand ball by Carlo Costly (Honduras).

34:05

Attempt missed. Marvin Chávez (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

33:02

Foul by Adam Lallana (England).

33:02

Roger Espinoza (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:28

Attempt blocked. Jordan Henderson (England) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:27 Booking

Booking Emilio Izaguirre (Honduras) is shown the yellow card.

30:19

Daniel Sturridge (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:19

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre (Honduras).

28:58

Corner, England. Conceded by Jerry Bengtson.

27:56

Corner, England. Conceded by Maynor Figueroa.

25:31 Booking

Booking Luis Garrido (Honduras) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

25:21

Steven Gerrard (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:21

Foul by Luis Garrido (Honduras).

24:25

Daniel Sturridge (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:25

Foul by Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras).

24:13

Attempt saved. Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:04

Adam Lallana (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:04

Foul by Wilson Palacios (Honduras).

22:11

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

22:10

Delay in match (England).

21:18

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

18:08

Attempt missed. Adam Lallana (England) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

17:11

Daniel Sturridge (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:11

Foul by Luis Garrido (Honduras).

14:03

Attempt blocked. Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emilio Izaguirre.

13:10

Offside, England. Wayne Rooney tries a through ball, but Daniel Sturridge is caught offside.

13:09

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (England) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

11:58

Jordan Henderson (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:58

Foul by Carlo Costly (Honduras).

11:08

Attempt missed. Steven Gerrard (England) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

7:40

Foul by Steven Gerrard (England).

7:40

Marvin Chávez (Honduras) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:00

Attempt missed. Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

5:19

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Glen Johnson.

4:46

Foul by Glen Johnson (England).

4:46

Roger Espinoza (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:45

Attempt saved. Danny Welbeck (England) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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