Close watch: England's Paul Sackey is tackled by New Zealand's Dan Carter at Twickenham yesterday

England hit the self-destruct button once again as their most indisciplined performance of the autumn international series ended in another record defeat.

New Zealand completed a historic third grand slam tour with their biggest Twickenham victory over England, whose indiscipline and inaccuracy cost them yet again.

England spent a remarkable 33 minutes of the match down to 14 men after having four players sin-binned and could have been on the end of a greater hiding had All Blacks out-half Dan Carter not missed five kicks from 11 attempts.

England's endeavour kept them in touch until the final quarter when the All Blacks pulled clear, with full-back Mils Muliaina scoring two tries and man-of-the-match Ma'a Nonu adding a third.

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw lifted the inaugural Hillary Shield, named after the mountaineer who made the first successful ascent of Everest in 1953.

England had faced their own mountainous task this week as they attempted to bounce back from their 42-6 defeat by South Africa against the number one team in world rugby.

Johnson will have taken significant positives from the performance – but when New Zealand went for the peak, England were left struggling in the foothills.

The result confirmed England will be in the second tier of the World Cup draw when it is made tomorrow.

Afterwards Johnson admitted that the yellow cards played a key role in England's defeat. "The sin bins didn't help," he said. "To have four guys in the one game is pretty unusual. There were times today where we thought we had their guys under pressure but we didn't make anything of it. We have to be better.

"I put down indiscipline sometimes to mistakes. Maybe our guys have really got to learn that test match rugby is about pressure. When you make mistakes they'll kill you. They made mistakes today but we didn't take advantage," he said.

England D Armitage; P Sackey, J Noon, R Flutey, U Monye; T Flood, D Care; T Payne, L Mears, P Vickery; S Borthwick, N Kennedy; J Haskell, M Lipman, N Easter Subs M Stevens for Vickery, 52 mins; T Rees for Lipman, 57 mins; H Ellis for Care, 60 mins; T Croft for Easter, D Hartley for Mears, both 66 mins; D Hipkiss for Sackey, D Cipriani for Noon, both 74 mins

New Zealand M Muliaina; J Rokocoko, C Smith, M Nonu, S Sivivatu; D Carter, J Cowan; T Woodcock, K Mealamu, N Tialata; B Thorn, A Williams; J Kaino, R McCaw, R So'oialo Subs J Afoa for Tialata, K Read for Kaino, both 55 mins; I Toeava for Smith, A Boric for Thorn, both 68 mins; P Weepu for Cowan, 69 mins

Referee Alain Rolland (Ireland)