• Date: Wed 01 April 2009
  • Venue: Wembley
  • Ref: Larsen, C B
  • Attendance: 87,548
England

England

Crouch (29)

Terry (85)

2 - 1
Ukraine

Ukraine

Shevchenko (74)

England vs Ukraine

Team Lineups

England

David James
Glen Johnson, G
Ashley Cole, A
John Terry
Rio Ferdinand (Phil Jagielka, 88)
Gareth Barry
Aaron Lennon (David Beckham, 58)
Frank Lampard
Peter Crouch (Shaun Wright-Phillips, 79)
Wayne Rooney
Steven Gerrard

Ukraine

Andriy Pyatov
Viacheslav Shevchuk
Taras Mikhalik
Dmytro Chygrynskiy
Grygory Yarmash
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
Serhiy Valyayev (Serhiy Nazarenko, 61)
Valentyn Slyusar (Maxym Kalinichenko, 88)
Artem Milevski
Andriy Voronin (Andriy Shevchenko, 55)
Alexander Aliev

Match Report

Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

Full-Time: ENGLAND 2-1 UKRAINE.

90

Lampard fires in a shot from 25 yards, but it's straight down the throat of Pyatov.

90

James has to get across his line to gather a free-kick from Shevchenko from distance.

90

Four minutes of added time to be played.

88
Substitution
 

England bring on Phil Jagielka for Ferdinand.

88
Substitution
 

Maxym Kalinichenko takes the place of Slyusar.

87
Yellow Card
 

Beckham is booked for a spot of petulance.

86

Captain Terry may just have earned England a precious three points.

85
Goal
 

ENGLAND 2-1 UKRAINE, a Beckham free-kick is met by the head of Gerrard and TERRY turns the ball home despite looking offside six yards out.

83

Time is ticking away for England and the substitution of Crouch seems like a strange decision.

81

The Wembley crowd, never the most vocal, seem to have lost their voice completely.

79
Substitution
 

Goalscorer Crouch is replaced by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

79

A long ball in from Beckham reaches Rooney, but he drags a shot a couple of yards wide of an upright.

78

Shevchenko does well to reach the ball down the right and plays the ball across to Tymoshchuk, who shoots hopelessly wide.

77

A Beckham corner is cleared and Ukraine threaten a counter-attack before Lampard gets across to cover.

75

That has made Capello look even less satisfied than before.

75

No-one saw that coming, what a body blow for England.

74
Goal
 

ENGLAND 1-1 UKRAINE, a free-kick into the area is not cleared properly and SHEVCHENKO smacks the loose ball past James with a fine first-time finish.

73
Yellow Card
 

Glen Johnson picks up a yellow card for not giving the ball back.

72

Barry tires an ambitious ball forward, it's overhit and goes out for a goal-kick to Ukraine.

71

Capello is off the bench and barking out instructions again.

69

Shevchenko runs straight into Ashley Cole, but the pair get up and get on with the game.

67

Midway through the second half and it's job done for England so far.

65

Rooney flies into a terrible tackle on Alexander Aliev and somehow escapes even a yellow card. He's a lucky man.

63

Beckham, of course, takes the free-kick and lifts it onto the top of the net. He still hasn't scored at Wembley for England.

62

Mikhalik hacks down Rooney 25 yards out.

61
Substitution
 

Valyayev makes way for Serhiy Nazarenko as Ukraine make a second change.

59

Play is halted for a knock to Ukraine keeper Pyatov, but he's soon up and able to carry on.

58
Substitution
 

Lennon makes way for Beckham.

57

England are getting ready to bring on David Beckham.

55
Substitution
 

Andriy Shevchenko is introduced for the ineffectual Voronin.

54

England knock the ball around well, before losing it and Terry brings down Milevski.

52

It's definitely England on top at the start of the second half, Ukraine need to find a spark from somewhere.

49

Rooney weaves his way past a couple of defenders and fizzes a shot a yard wide of target from 25 yards out.

48

James is out to gather a misplaced flick from Voronin, who is lacking support in attack for the visitors.

47

Rooney leads a counter-attack, loses the ball and predictably gives away a free-kick in frustration.

46

England start the second period.

Half time
 

Half-Time: ENGLAND 1-0 UKRAINE.

45

Crouch meets a Lampard corner from the right and Grygory Yarmash boots the ball clear from close to the far post.

45

One minute of added time to be played.

44

Rooney is at the heart of things again and his ball across the edge of the area picks out Gerrard, whose weak shot is straight at Pyatov.

43

Gerrard misplaces a pass and is fortunate to see Ukraine fail to take advantage.

42

Not long until half-time and England will be pleased to be ahead after carving out only a couple of chances.

40

Tymoshchuk tries another effort from distance, but this one is sliced well wide of target.

37

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk fires in a piledriver from well over 30 yards and James is fortunate to get his body behind it, before Terry hacks to loose ball clear.

36

Rooney plays a superb ball out to Lennon and is back in the box to blast the resulting cross high over the crossbar.

34

Ukraine are still content to play the ball around at the back and wait for a gap to open up.

32

That was the first clear chance for England and Crouch made no mistake, but it's not enough to bring a smile from Capello.

30

The Wembley crowd are treated to the robot dance from Crouch, who yet again showed a good touch for a big man.

29
Goal
 

ENGLAND 1-0 UKRAINE, Lampard's delivery is headed back across goal by John Terry and CROUCH is in the right place to slam the ball home from close range.

29

Lennon's cross picks out Rooney and his header is deflected behind for a corner.

28

Voronin has left the pitch with a bloody nose.

26

Rooney opens up the Ukraine defence with a fine ball to Lennon, but his cross is half-blocked and Andriy Pyatov eventually gathers a header from Crouch.

25

A Frank Lampard corner is cleared and Ukraine spring a quick counter-attack, but it fizzles out.

21

The game has slowed down far too much for England's liking, they need to try and impress a higher tempo on their opponents.

19

Capello is prowling the technical area, looking less than totally satisfied.

17

It's pretty even so far, Ukraine are certainly a lot better than the Slovakia side beaten 4-0 at the weekend.

15

Gerrard tries a shot from the resulting free-kick, but his effort drifts just wide of the far post.

14
Yellow Card
 

Rooney is brought down just just outside the area by Taras Mikhalik and the Ukraine defender is cautioned.

13

Lennon curls in an excellent cross from the right and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk makes a superb covering header to avert the danger.

11

Serhiy Valyayev shoots wide from distance, with David James watching the effort dribble harmlessly wide.

10
Yellow Card
 

Gareth Barry brings down Artem Milevski in midfield and is rightly shown a yellow card.

8

That raised the noise level at Wembley, but it soon quietens down again.

7

Steven Gerrard does superbly down the left side and plays the ball in for Wayne Rooney to send a fantastic overhead kick narrowly over the top of the crossbar.

6

Viacheslav Shevchuk tries a shot from 30 yards, but it's weak and is blocked and punted away.

4

England are just starting to enjoy a bit more possession, but neither keeper has been tested as yet.

2

A busy start from both sides, but play is condensed in a packed midfield at the moment.

1
Kickoff
 

Ukraine get the game underway at Wembley Stadium.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Fabio Capello opts to start Aaron Lennon on the right side of midfield, with Rio Ferdinand back in central defence and Peter Crouch leading the attack.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

England host Ukraine in their latest World Cup qualifier, hoping to make it five wins out of five in Group Six.