Perhaps London had finally had its fill of high-quality sport. After six weeks of Olympian and Paralympian glory, the English national team can always be relied on to bring the nation back down to earth. Football had taken a rather gratuitous battering during the golden days of London 2012 but it should be reminded that disappointment is an equal component to triumph in sport. And that's almost what the England team is there for these days. A somewhat fortunate draw restored the status quo.