England has clinched a berth for the 2012 EURO 2012 tournament in perhaps peculiar fashion as the Three Lions two first half goals were matched in the second half by Montenegro, and with star forward Wayne Rooney receiving a red card in 73rd minute, in the 2-2 result in Podgorica.
Ashley Young scored in the 11th minute as Rooney found Theo Walcott on the right side, and the winger curled a cross for Young to head in.
Forward Darren Bent followed it up 20 minutes later to put England ahead, 2-0, when a break by Rooney and Young gave Bent an easy tap in.
But just before the half time whistle, Montenegro got on the board. Elsad Zverotic chested the ball in the box, and delivered a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Joe Hart.
Fabio Capello's side appeared to be on their way to a victory, but Andrija Delibasic's header off the cross from Milorad Pekovic evened the match.
Though, England only needed a draw to advance, the final moments of the match came as a bit of a let down. With Rooney's red card in the 73rd minute, Montenegro was able to battle back and come away with a draw.
We're a little bit disappointed after being 2-0 up, we're disappointed to end up drawing the game, said England captian John Terry to Sky Sports. But it's a great thing to get where we've got, we're top and we've worked hard all the way.
Montenegro finished with eight shots, which was one more than England. However, England had five on goal, while Montenegro had only three on goal. England held onto the ball for 53 percent of the match.
The final round of Euro 2012 qualifiers will be played on Oct. 11.
Take a look at the Montenegro - England match: