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England Vs Ukraine: Head to head stats

19 Jun 2012 15:53:41

England Vs Ukraine: Head to head stats

England are currently sat on four points heading into the final game with Ukraine tonight. After the comeback against the Swedes in Kiev England know that a draw guarantees a place in the quarter-finals.

Head-to-Head

- The sides have only met four times. England won the first three meetings, all on home soil, scoring seven goals and conceding just once.
- The most recent encounter came in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, when Ukraine beat England 1-0 in Dnipropetrovsk courtesy of a Serhiy Nazarenko goal.
- Robert Green became the first England goalkeeper to be sent off in that match, with Andriy Shevchenko missing the resulting penalty. The result was the first of two competitive defeats England suffered under Fabio Capello.
- England will also play Ukraine in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup - the sides will meet at Wembley in September this year, with the return fixture 12 months later.

Match Facts:

- Andriy Shevchenko has scored four of Ukraine's seven goals at major international tournaments.
- Three of England’s four goals at EURO 2012 have come from a cross.
- England’s outfield players have blocked the most shots at EURO 2012 after two rounds of games (14).
- The win against Sweden was only England's sixth European Championship win overseas.
- It was also the first time England have scored at least three goals at a major tournament since the 4-2 victory against Croatia at Euro 2004.
- Ukraine have failed to win their six previous games in Donetsk, losing to France (twice), Greece and Romania, and drawing with Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.
- Oleg Blokhin's men are the only side at Euro 2012 without a British-based player in their squad. Only two players, Dynamo Moscow's Andriy Voronin and Bayern Munich's Anatoliy Tymoschuk, play outside of Ukraine.
- Ukraine’s shooting accuracy is the lowest at EURO 2012: they’ve tested the opposition goalkeeper with 21% of shots.
- Against Sweden, all three of England's scorers were aged 24 or younger. The last time three players that young all scored for the Three Lions was in the 6-1 win versus Iceland in 2004.
- Shevchenko became the oldest player to score twice in a single World Cup or European Championship match since Roger Milla's brace versus Cameroon at the 1990 World Cup (aged 38).
- Shevchenko is now two goals away from 50 for his country. He is both the youngest and oldest goalscorer in Ukraine's history - he opened his account aged 19 years and 215 days against Turkey in 1996.
- Roy Hodgson and Oleh Blokhin are the two most recently appointed managers at EURO 2012: Hodgson took charge of England in May 2012 whilst Blokhin was named as Ukraine boss in April 2011.
- England have converted 4 of their 21 shots (including blocked shots) at EURO 2012 (19%), the best ratio of the tournament after two rounds.
- England are winless against EURO hosts in the history of the finals with two defeats (against Italy in 1980 and Sweden in 1992) and a draw (against Portugal in 2004).

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