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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 06:45 GMT 07:45 UK
Set-pieces worry keeper Robinson
By Phil McNulty
BBC Sport chief football writer in Cologne

England goalkeeper Paul Robinson rallies his defence against Sweden
Robinson will work with his defenders before the Ecuador match
Goalkeeper Paul Robinson was pleased England got the point they needed to top Group B but admitted the draw with Sweden highlighted defensive frailties.

Robinson believes the team now need to work on set-pieces after the Swedes grabbed two goals in Cologne.

He said: "We've conceded two goals from set-pieces. We do work a lot on those and we have to look at it.

"We will look at the goals because we didn't defend particularly well. But we have a few days to put it right."

After twice taking the lead, England were exposed at the back as Sweden surged forward.

I think it was the first time we have been able to go out and play

England keeper Paul Robinson

Marcus Allback headed the equaliser at 1-1 from a Tobias Linderoth corner before Henrik Larsson scored during injury time from close range.

England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson plans to work on set-pieces in training before Sunday's second-round match and Robinson hopes an improvement will help England close out their games.

"We have been disappointed in our second-half performances, but the bigger disappointment here was that we didn't kill the game off," said Robinson.

"We played very well in the first half. We wanted to go out and keep the momentum going. I think it was the first time we have been able to go out and play.

"Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago defended and it has been difficult, but this was a good game."

Robinson added: "We've picked up injuries, but overall we are pleased with the performance and pleased with the result."

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