Last Updated: 12/10/10 9:57pm
There you go. Not a classic. Not at all. England remain second and Montenegro stay top. The visitors deserved a point, I reckon. Stay with us for post-match reaction and the like. Many thanks for all your comments.
Barry draws a stop from the keeper and the whistle is then blown for a foul. England have huffed and puffed but to no avail.
Davies in yellow card shocker. I was so tempted to put some money on him being booked during his 20-min appearance. Dammit.
CROSSBAR. Jovanovic smacks a wonderful hit against the woodwork. What a let-off for England. Hart was beaten.
Just seven minutes of normal time remaining. Will England grab a late winner? At present, it does not look like they will.
Cries for a handball by Jovanovic, but nothing doing from the ref or linesman. It is a definite handball by the Montenegro player in the penalty area.
Worst pass of the night so far goes to G Johnson, who just rolls a through ball to no-one. Literally, no-one.
Mladen Bozovic makes two stops in the space of a minute. He first denies Rooney is superb fashion before smothering a bouncing Gerrard volley. SWP is ocming on...
Another booking, this time for Barry. Harsh again. The German referee Manuel Grafe has not had a great game.
Ashley Young is carded for diving. That looked very harsh to me. It would have been a harsh decision to award a penalty, but to call a dive was very brave indeed from the referee.
First real chance for England! Gerrard fires a ball into the path of Rooney, who has to shoot first time. Mladen Bozovic makes a brave stop and then gets up to smother the rebound.
Nice. Gerrard's clipped pass is nodded down by Crouch and Rooney aims to pounce, but the flag is up for offside.
Rooney is booked for a cynical tackle after Barry had gifted the visitors a counter-attack. Rooney took one for the team there.
Ashley Cole just got scythed down. Savic is booked. It was a really reckless lunge that caught the England left-back, who should be okay.
Some half-excitement as Gerrard does his man on the right wing and fires in a cross. The delivery is too powerful and a little high, zooming out for a throw-in.
Crouch gives away a free-kick in Montenegro's box after fouling his marker. Barry just almost squirmed through, but was tackled at the last.
We are about to return. In the meanwhile, I would like to say that Rooney has been very quiet and when on the ball very rusty.
So, a rather flat first half at Wembley. England's wingers have looked bright at times while Gerrard has hit the odd decent pass. Barry has been poor, and could be the first to be subbed, surely? Fair play to Montenegro, who have looked organised and neat when in possession.
England almost nick one before the break as G Johnson darts in down the right. He pulls the ball back and eventually finds Rooney, who has a shot but it is very tame indeed.
Almost a chance! Rooney pulls a cross back looking for Crouch but the pass evades the beanpole striker.
More groans as Barry's pass is poor. Hmmm. Half-time might be what England need so Capello can ruffle their feathers.
It's a little flat at Wembley. The fans need some excitement. If England increase their tempo, excitement should follow.
Ooo. Adam Johnson trots up to a free-kick and hits a vicious effort which just flashes wide of the top corner. England's best strike at goal so far.
Really bright play from Adam Johnson who skins his marker and powers towards the byline. But his cutback fails to find a team-mate.
Better pressing from England as they try and force a mistake. Montenegro are still looking fairly comfortable.
Rooney has had his ankles clipped a couple of times already this evening. Part and parcel of trying to rattle his cage, I guess.
England soak up pressure and spring clear. Young speeds forward and is blocked off by Djudovic right on the edge of the box. A yellow card is rightly dished out.
Mladen Bozovic looks shaky as he spills Cole's routine cross. Something to keep an eye out for, the keeper's apparent shakiness.
Opportunity for Rooney who finds some space for the first time in the game. He runs at the defence but is easily dispossessed.
Adam Johnson sends a cross to the far post and Crouch challenges the goalkeeper. Mladen Bozovic just about claws it away.
Montenegro have looked tidy when in possession, although England have seen 70 per cent of the ball thus far.
A well-worked set-piece. Gerrard fires a ball out wide to G Johnson, who finds Crouch, whose header is directed over. Probably should have at least hit the target.
Classy pass from Gerrard with the outside of his boot is just a little too heavy as Young fails to latch onto it.
But the second delivery, like the first, comes to nothing. Adam Johnson is so adroit on the ball, it is lovely to see.
Goodness, Barry really is slow, isn't he. A Montenegro player just trotted past him as if he wasn't there. Lucky for Barry, Gerrard charges back to win the ball.
Another quarter-chance for Montenegro as they win the ball following a sloppy Gerrard pass. But they fail to seize the opportunity and Vukcevic's shot skims well wide.
Young receives a Rooney pass and cuts in from the left. He opts for a strike but the effort zooms off target.
First shot at goal for the visitors as Djalovic drags a strike wide. It all came from sloppy work by G Johnson.
Plenty of possession thus far for England, with Montenegro quite happy to sit deep. Certainly the visitors are set up for the counter.
Crikey. Gerrard hits one of his Hollywood passes and it slices the Montenegro defence in two. Crouch slides but cannot get anything on the ball.
Fancy a flutter? Here are some odds from our lovely friends at Sky Bet: England ¼ Draw 9/2 Montenegro 10/1.
Off on a slight tangent, Bob rightly applauds in the direction of the England Under 21 side, who today qualified for next year's European Championship.
Ed Chalmers would have liked to have seen Tom Huddlestone involved this evening. I agree, Ed, he is a decent player. But, looking at the bench, who would you select him over? The exciting Wilshere?
Taymur makes an interesting point: he wonders if Gerrard plays badly, will the media then point to him being relieved of the captaincy as the reason for the dip in form. Time will tell, I guess Taymur.
Dylan has welcomed Capello's selection. In truth, I am not sure the Italian had much choice, given the injury list. Said absences have saved Capello from making some key calls, I believe.
With Vucinic missing, Tyrone, rightly I feel, highlights the threat of Vukcevic, who is a nifty playmaker. Meanwhile, Ed hopes that Kevin Davies makes an appearance this evening. If England do find themselves cruising, you have to wonder if Capello has the heart to reward Davies with his first ever cap.
It is most certainly worth noting that Ashley Young is given the nod over SWP. Said call comes as a relief to yours truly as I am a great believer in rewarding those players in form and actually playing for their club. Meanwhile, Paul offers his congratulations to Mr Cole for his soon-to-be-won 86th cap.
Steve is tipping Adam Johnson to wow the England crowd tonight with a fine display, predicting that the Manchester City winger will play a key role in a 2-0 success for the home nation.
Montenegro team: Mladen Bozovic, Basa, Jovanovic, Djudovic, Savic, Vukcevic, Zverotic, Boskovic, Novakovic, Pekovic, Djalovic. Subs: Blazic, Batak, Kascelan, Beciraj, Tomasevic, Pejovic, Delibasic.
Sugar! I have just read that Vucinic is out of tonight's game through injury. What a blow for the visitors!
So, your thoughts on England's line-up and their chances tonight to firstname.lastname@example.org if you please.
England opponents Montenegro of course head into the game top of Group G having won all of their opening three matches. England should underestimate Zlatko Kranjcar's side at their peril, in particular the attacking talent of Mirko Vucinic.
A nice sub-plot to this evening's encounter: Ashley Cole will join Kenny Sansom as England's most-capped left-back. Love him or loathe him, he's a might fine player. Applause, not boos, should be the order of the day from the home faithful.
England team: Hart, G Johnson, Cole, Ferdinand (capt), Lescott, Gerrard, Young, Barry, Crouch, Rooney, A Johnson. Subs: Foster, Warnock, Cahill, Wright-Phillips, Wilshere, Downing, Davies.
So, there are no great surprises with regards England's starting XI as Rooney is partnered up front with Crouch and Ferdinand returns as captain. The top story is that Adam Johnson earns his first senior start for his country. I shall bring you the line-ups in full in due course.