United's centre-back Jonathon Woodgate was also in the starting line-up for the Euro 2004 qualifier at St. Mary's Stadium whilst Danny Mills had to settle for just a place on the bench.
Goals by David Beckham and Steven Gerrard twice brought England level after mistakes by David Seaman and Sol Campbell gifted Macedonia two goals.
England: Seaman, Neville, Campbell, Woodgate, Cole, Beckham, Gerrard, Scholes, Bridge, Owen, Smith. Subs: Mills, James, Southgate, Hargreaves, Butt, Lampard, Vassell.
Macedonia: Petar Milosevski, Popov, Petrov, Sedloski, Vasoski, Sumulikoski, Trajanov, Aleksander Mitrevski, Toleski, Sakiri, Grozdanovski. Subs: Nikoloski, Grncarov, Vajs, Pandev, Stojanovski, Ignatov, Nacevski.
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