Tuesday September 10, 2013 1st Round: Group H Finished Olimpiyskyi

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    England player ratings for the World Cup qualifier against Ukraine in Kiev. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Ukraine
    • England
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 0-0 draw for England. Wasn't the greatest match, but a point is a decent outcome for the visitors.
    • 90+2' Zozulya has departed to be replaced by Seleznyov. Almost time up.
    • 90+1' Lampard nods inches wide of goal from the Walker long throw. What a chance that was to finish off matters in some style.
    • 89' We are heading for three minutes of added time.
    • 88' Lambert guilty of a handling offence. Can't get the ball under control. Ukraine with a free-kick around the halfway line.
    • 87' Walcott finally departs after being clocked late. He limps off to be replaced Tom Cleverley.
    • 86' Andriy Yarmolenko with the run and ball into the England area. Easy enough for Gary Cahill to make a timely clearance.
    • 85' England trying to do what they don't do particularly well, and keep possession for some amount of time. But Ukraine break again.
    • 84' Andriy Yarmolenko drives a shot at goal. And drives the ball well over the bar from 25 yards.
    • 83' Hodgson looking content enough with his lot in the technical area. A point is a result here.
    • 82' Andriy Yarmolenko sees the attempted cross deflect off and red shirt and drop into the arms of Hart. England seven minutes away from the draw.
    • 81' Roman Zozulya flicks the ball towards the England goal, but Cahill is well placed to do some clearing work.
    • 80' Walcott nudges the ball towards goal from Walker's cross. Nobody falling up. Decent cross from Walker. Ukraine survive.
    • 79' Edmar Aparesida crashes into the back of Gerrard. Clear foul. The England captain happy enough to accept that challenge at this stage.
    • 78' Gerrard does enough to get a foot on the ball with Yevhen Konoplyanka attempting to elude him using his footwork.
    • 77' Roman Zozulya doing well out wide to hold off Cole, but Cahill across to make the clearance.
    • 76' Hart being fouled in the traffic in the heart of that England area. Clear free-kick. England look to attack at the other end, and earn their own corner from Cole's deflected shot.
    • 75' Jagielka gets the ball out of play in the heart of the England defence. At the expense of a corner.
    • 74' Yevhen Konoplyanka on the ground here. Walker with the late challenge. On we go at 0-0.
    • 73' Artem Fedetskyy with a golden chance, but can't connect with the free header in the England box. Easy for Hart in the end.
    • 72' Cahill doing enough to get the ball away under pressure. England then look to break, but Walcott then loses the ball. Poor, poor stuff by Walcott with the final ball.
    • 71' Yevhen Konoplyanka sees the free-kick deflect inches wide of the goal via the thigh of Jagielka. Ukraine have a corner.
    • 70' Walker crashes into a late tackle on the back of Roman Zozulya right on the edge of the England box. Could easily have been a penalty there. Booking for Walker.
    • 69' Andriy Yarmolenko can't keep the ball in wide. England inching towards this draw here.
    • 68' Bezus has been thrown on for Gusev. Hart then smacks the long free-kick down the park.
    • 67' Wilshere departs the scene to be replaced by Ashley Young for the visiting side.
    • 66' Changes for both teams on the way here....
    • 65' Roman Zozulya with a late push on Cahill going for a loose ball in the air. Free-kick to England in the visiting half.
    • 64' Walcott not walking too smoothly out there as Roman Zozulya is penalised for the use of an arm in chesting the ball down.
    • 63' Gerrard with the free-kick, but Lambert is pushing on the back of Yevhen Khacheridi. Clear foul. Free-kick to Ukraine.
    • 62' England getting ready to throw on Ashley Young here. Defoe also an option. Walcott has taken a bad one on the back of his leg.
    • 61' Olexandr Kucher with a cynical late challenge on Walcott. First booking of the night. And rightly so.
    • 60' Ukraine making very heavy weather of this match. England should be good enough to eke out a point from this match.
    • 59' Artem Fedetskyy swings a hopeful ball in, but that is all it is. Hopeful. All too easy for Hart.
    • 58' Ball bouncing around that England box, but Gerrard is quickly back to clear the danger. Yarmolenko doing well with an intelligent flick.
    • 57' England have had just 47% possession so far v Ukraine. They've not had less than 55% in any other game in this campaign.
    • 56' Artem Fedetskyy bundled to the deck by Milner at the halfway line. This is good from England. Ukraine causing the visitors few issues.
    • 55' Jack Wilshere crowded out of matters in the Ukraine box before Walker wins a loose ball with a crunching challenge.
    • 54' Roman Zozulya bundled to the deck by Walker out wide. England then look to break.
    • 53' Artem Fedetskyy with the clearing header after a decent run and cross by Walker. Really asking some questions out wide.
    • 52' Ukraine failed to manage a shot on target against England during the first half. Which says it all really about their potency. One goal might well settle this contest.
    • 51' England completed 77.7% of their passes in the first half; their lowest accuracy of the qualifying campaign. That won't matter if they escape from Kiev with a draw.
    • 50' Yevhen Konoplyanka with the corner from the other side. Bounces up and hits off the head of Artem Fedetskyy before running behind. Goalkick to the visitors.
    • 49' Yevhen Konoplyanka with the corner, but Lampard glances clear the header before Cole nods behind for the concession of another Ukraine corner.
    • 48' Cahill with a clearing header. Ukraine trying to apply some pressure, but England with plenty of bodies behind the ball. Which is what the gameplan is. Jagielka then concedes a corner.
    • 47' Scotland lead Macedonia 1-0 in Skopje. Watford wing-back Ikechi Anya scores for all you Scotland fans out there.
    • 46' We are off and running then for this second period.
    • 45+1' Ukraine break after Pyatov punched clear the corner, but Hart is on hand to grab the cross. All square then at the break. 0-0. England fairly comfortable in Kiev.
    • 44' It is about 30 yards. Lampard has a go at goal, but the ball comes off the wall and behind for a corner to England.
    • 43' Gusev late on Wilshere, and England will have a free-kick chance 25 yards or so from Ukraine goal. What a chance this is for the visiting side.
    • 42' England very, very comfortable in this match. A goal now would surely be like money in the bank before the break.
    • 41' Walcott drills the ball at Lampard. Poor decision-making. Too much pace on the pass. Ball comes off Lampard and flies behind for a Ukraine goalkick.
    • 40' Ukraine certainly better on the counter attack when England needlessly bleed possession.
    • 39' Roman Zozulya with a heavy first touch in the England box. Jagielka covering and Hart is off his line to pick up. Yevhen Konoplyanka with another fine, driving run out wide.
    • 38' Jagielka feeds Lampard in the middle of the park. Milner looks to feed Lambert, but the move quickly collapses. Ukraine then pick up.
    • 37' Yevhen Khacheridi doing some more stout defending in the right-back area. Walker aiming to bound down a flank, but Pyatov on hand to emerge from his box to clasp the loose ball.
    • 36' England back on the ball seconds later. Taras Stepanenko then wins a header, but no real danger as England clear the ball. Lambert doing really well to hold up the ball and bring team-mates into play.
    • 35' Walcott to Wilshere, who tries the quick return pass. Right idea, but cut out by a yellow Ukraine shirt.
    • 34' England would certainly take a 0-0 here this evening. Long way out from that at the moment, but any sort of draw would be a decent return.
    • 33' Yarmolenko with a late challenge on Cole in the England half. Hart drills it long down the field.
    • 32' Wilshere down on the deck here. Not sure what the story is there. Seemed to take a late one on the head by Stepanenko.
    • 31' Wilshere looking to spring Walcott. Just too much pace on the pass as it runs through for a Ukraine goalkick that Pyatov can hammer long.
    • 30' Gerrard with a lovely effort from distance. Just a couple of yards too high. Pyatov probably had it covered. Much better from England in Kiev.
    • 29' Milner whips over the ball from out wide. Plenty of swerve on the delivery, but no direction. Easy take in the end for Pyatov.
    • 28' Walker late on Gusev, but Lampard then Wilshere collects the ball seconds later. Milner takes the ball for a run.
    • 27' Hart wallops the ball out of play. The England goalkeeper looks unhappy about something or other.
    • 26' Andriy Yarmolenko just failing to pick out a fellow team-mate. Mistimes the pass. And on we go with the score level at 0-0.
    • 25' Lambert tries to pick out Milner on the run. Just overcooks the pass. Ball safely back in the arms of Pyatov in the home goal.
    • 24' Yevhen Khacheridi with a long ball from deep into the middle of nowhere. About three balls now from him not really up to the mark. Disappointing it must be said.
    • 23' An offside flag then goes up against lone striker Lambert. Not sure that was the right call, but the flag has been raised against him.
    • 22' Yevhen Konoplyanka taken out late by Walker in his own half to give the home team some respite for a moment at least.
    • 21' Roman Zozulya caught narrowly offside. England pressing up well to play a high line.
    • 20' Wayne Rooney has scored in England’s last three World Cup qualifiers on the road and also scored in their last away friendly. No Rooney, but Lambert doing well so far. 0-0 at the moment.
    • 19' Lambert turns away the corner with his head, but Ukraine then enjoy a period of possession at the halfway line.
    • 18' Yevhen Konoplyanka sees a shot come off a red shirt before flying behind for a Ukraine corner.
    • 17' Ukraine have won seven and lost none of their last eight internationals, conceding just two goals in total in this run.
    • 16' Gerrard's free-kick almost finds Lambert then Jagielka. Ball runs through for a corner to the visitors, but Pyatov is on hand to pluck the ball out of the air.
    • 15' Gerrard throws a free-kick into the Ukraine area, but Pyatov is off his line to make a timely punched clearance. Wilshere tripped seconds later 25 yards from the home goal.
    • 14' Roman Zozulya trying to get his head on the end of a corner to no avail. Ukraine opting to attack England from out wide. Vital that England maintain a decent shape to stay compact.
    • 13' Artem Fedetskyy flicks the ball across the face of the England goal, but Cahill is well placed to make the clearing header. England under some pressure.
    • 12' Artem Fedetskyy comes in behind Gerrard. Almost meets that ball. Risky play by Gerrard letting that one go. Ukraine on the attack again seconds later.
    • 11' Olexandr Kucher with a strong tackle on Lambert. Another corner for England then, but Ukraine deal with it before looking to break.
    • 10' Gerrard to Walcott, but the Arsenal player can't pick out Walker on the run. And Ukraine will mop up the danger from deep. Content to keep the ball in their own half.
    • 9' England have found the net in 15 of their last 16 competitive away games, with the blank coming against Ukraine - 0-1.
    • 8' Andriy Pyatov back on his feet after some treatment. Cahill forced to get between Hart and Gusev to get the ball away. Decent clearance by the Chelsea defender.
    • 7' Gerrard repeats the dose, but this time Artem Fedetskyy scrambles away the Cahill header. A nervy looking home defence with Pyatov punching clear the third Gerrard corner.
    • 6' Gerrard with the corner. Cahill tries to meet it. But comes off the head of a home player. Another corner to England.
    • 5' Brilliant run by Walcott. Bounds into the Ukraine box, but Pyatov is off his line to make a brave stop. England quickly on the front foot.
    • 4' Bright start to the evening for both teams. Hodgson sips a slug of water. That penalty call was a bad one and the wrong one really.
    • 3' Lambert pack to Gerrard, who uncorks a shot from distance. Plenty of power, but easy enough take in the end for Pyatov.
    • 2' Ukraine denied a clear-cut penalty! Hart late on Roman Zozulya, but the referee gives a corner. Hart punches the corner away. England so fortunate out there.
    • 1' England in red, Ukraine in yellow. England get the match off and running via Lampard and Gerrard.
    • 19:42 A pretty horrendous attempt at singing God Save The Queen by England. To be fair, Ukraine's players also seem to be murdering their respective national anthem. Almost ready for the off then.
    • 19:40 England fans outnumbered 30-1 this evening. A hostile atmosphere in Kiev for this one. Ukraine know a win here would carry them top of Group H above Montenegro and England. A draw would be enough to leave England one point above Montenegro and remain two points clear of Ukraine before the final round of group games at Wembley next month against Montenegro and Poland, who are likely to be out of contention by the time they come to London.
    • 19:35 Follow LIVE coverage of all the matches around Europe this evening in our World Cup LIVE multiplex.
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    • 19:30 The referee is Pedro Proenca of Portugal.
    • 19:25 Full line ups: Ukraine: Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Kucher, Shevchuk, Stepanenko, Edmar, Gusev, Yarmolenko, Konoplianka, Zozulya...subs: Koval, Dedechko, Tymoschuk, Seleznyov, Khomchenovskiy, Bezus, Mandzyuk, Grechyshkin, Morozyuk, Rakitskiy, Devic, Khudzamov////England: Hart, Walker, Cahill, Jagielka, Cole, Lampard, Gerrard, Wilshere, Walcott, Lambert, Milner...subs: Ruddy, Smalling, Baines, Caulker, Carrick, Cleverley, Barkley, Defoe, Young, Sterling, Townsend, Forster
    • 19:20 "I can see England winning tonight, but I can also see them losing." Lee Dixon travels all the way to Kiev as a TV pundit to make a very valid point.
    • 19:15 It is a big night for Rickie Lambert, and Eurosport's Desmond Kane believes it is the Southampton striker's first real test in an England shirt.
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    • 19:10 With Ukraine expected to try to stifle England, Zenit St Petersburg midfielder and Ukraine captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk should sit in front of and provide security for his back four. In the attacking third, Yevhen Konoplyanka is likely to give England headaches, coming inside from his position on the left wing, while towering centre defender Yevhen Khacheridi will be a threat at set pieces.
    • 19:05 Here is what Ukraine coach Mykhaylo Fomenko makes of matters: "San Marino and England are completely different. We previously played San Marino but we know that England have a very strong team and we know that this game will be completely different to our last one. You can’t compare previous games with current games."
    • 19:00 Roy Hodgson: "There are two good teams in the group and both teams are capable of winning the group so it's a bit of a cup final. When you play in a cup final you've got to play well enough to win the game.You don't win games by being cautious. We do not have any qualms about the task ahead of us and we are fully aware of what we need to do to get a result. The players are confident that they can produce that performance."
    • 18:55 England with one change from the side that thumped Moldova 4-0 on Friday as James Milner starts in place of the injured Danny Welbeck. Rickie Lambert earns his third cap up front bidding for a third straight goal after netting against Scotland and Moldova. He leads the line on his own with Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere selected to offer him as much support as possible from slightly deep.
    • 18:50 England team to face Ukraine: Hart, Walker, Cole, Cahill, Jagielka; Gerrard, Walcott, Lampard, Wilshere, Milner; Lambert
    • 18:45 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Ukraine against England from Kiev. Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard earns his 100th cap this evening. England know a draw or a win will keep them top of Group H before their final group matches against Montenegro and Poland next month. Teams coming right up for you.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' Lampard nods inches wide of goal from the Walker long throw. What a chance that was to finish off matters in some style.
    • 80' Walcott nudges the ball towards goal from Walker's cross. Nobody falling up. Decent cross from Walker. Ukraine survive.
    • 73' Artem Fedetskyy with a golden chance, but can't connect with the free header in the England box. Easy for Hart in the end.
    • 71' Yevhen Konoplyanka sees the free-kick deflect inches wide of the goal via the thigh of Jagielka. Ukraine have a corner.
    • 70' Walker crashes into a late tackle on the back of Roman Zozulya right on the edge of the England box. Could easily have been a penalty there. Booking for Walker.
    • 61' Olexandr Kucher with a cynical late challenge on Walcott. First booking of the night. And rightly so.
    • 58' Ball bouncing around that England box, but Gerrard is quickly back to clear the danger. Yarmolenko doing well with an intelligent flick.
    • 13' Artem Fedetskyy flicks the ball across the face of the England goal, but Cahill is well placed to make the clearing header. England under some pressure.
    • 5' Brilliant run by Walcott. Bounds into the Ukraine box, but Pyatov is off his line to make a brave stop. England quickly on the front foot.
    • 3' Lambert pack to Gerrard, who uncorks a shot from distance. Plenty of power, but easy enough take in the end for Pyatov.
    • 2' Ukraine denied a clear-cut penalty! Hart late on Roman Zozulya, but the referee gives a corner. Hart punches the corner away. England so fortunate out there.
    • 19:25 Full line ups: Ukraine: Pyatov, Fedetskiy, Khacheridi, Kucher, Shevchuk, Stepanenko, Edmar, Gusev, Yarmolenko, Konoplianka, Zozulya...subs: Koval, Dedechko, Tymoschuk, Seleznyov, Khomchenovskiy, Bezus, Mandzyuk, Grechyshkin, Morozyuk, Rakitskiy, Devic, Khudzamov////England: Hart, Walker, Cahill, Jagielka, Cole, Lampard, Gerrard, Wilshere, Walcott, Lambert, Milner...subs: Ruddy, Smalling, Baines, Caulker, Carrick, Cleverley, Barkley, Defoe, Young, Sterling, Townsend, Forster
    • 18:50 England team to face Ukraine: Hart, Walker, Cole, Cahill, Jagielka; Gerrard, Walcott, Lampard, Wilshere, Milner; Lambert

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