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Daniel Hewitt reports.
Everton striker Toni Duggan's injury-time leveller gave England a lifeline in the UEFA Women's European Championship following a draw against Russia in Linkoping, Sweden.
She struck in the third minute of added-on time to cancel out Nelli Korovkina's first-half opener, although Duggan's heroics - after she had been denied by the woodwork seconds earlier - still leaves England's hopes of emerging from Group C hanging by a thread.
Duggan had conflicting emotions after bagging the equaliser as she knows it may not prove enough, in the coming days, to save England in the competition.
She told BBC Sport: "I don't know how I feel. I'm disappointed. We played Russia and we expect to win and we've come away with a draw."
"But I've been waiting to play my part in the team and thankfully today I did that."
"I've been kicking on my heels, I've been dying to get on but Hope's given me the chance and thankfully I've repaid that, so I'm happy."
"Now we just have to move on to the big one against France because I don't think we've shown what we can do in this tournament and there's still a lot more to come from everybody else."
An Everton footballer is hoping to propel England to glory this summer.
The Women's European Championship kicks off in Sweden tomorrow with 12 nations battling it out over the next three weeks.
Leading the England attack is striker Toni Duggan who has been given a rousing send off in her home town.