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|Serhiy Nazarenko (Andriy Yarmolenko, 67)|
|Andriy Shevchenko (Oleh Gusev, 90)|
|Glen Johnson, G|
|Ashley Cole, A|
|Aaron Lennon (David James, 15)|
|Emile Heskey (Carlton Cole, C, 72)|
|Steven Gerrard (James Milner, 46)|
Full Time: UKRAINE 1-0 ENGLAND.
Oleh Gusev comes on for Shevchenko as the game enters its final minute.
England almost snatch an equaliser as Carlton Cole sets up Rooney whose low drive is only just wide.
Ukraine play out the last few seconds before stoppage time.
Ukraine have a spell of possession again as they close the game out.
Carlton Cole's only been on the pitch for 14 minutes but has given away a rash of free-kicks and done little else.
Terry's looked solid at the back but all his defensive team-mates have endured a torrid evening.
Shevchenko is everywhere as he mops up in defence. He's had an excellent match.
James makes another great save before Ashley Cole clears the ball as England's defence goes missing.
Rotan is booked for diving under Ferdinand's non-existent chalenge.
More sideways passing by Ukraine. They've definitely settled for 1-0.
Kobin pulls Milner back, not the best thing to do when you've already been booked.
Ashley Cole wins the ball just when Milevski was looking dangerous down the right flank.
Rooney gifts the ball to Tymoschcuk whose long-range effort fails to trouble James.
Capello brings Carlton Cole on for the tiring Heskey.
James lets a low cross fly past but no Ukraine player can get a touch and turn the ball goalwards.
The free-kick is blocked by the wall and Ukraine eventually clear their lines.
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is booked by the impatient referee who struggles to get the wall back ten yards.
Yevhen Khacheridi brings Lampard down on the edge of the area and is booked.
Ukraine make their first change as Nazarenko makes way for Andriy Yarmolenko.
Shevchenko is caught offside as another Ukraine attack breaks down.
Better defending by Johnson but the game is dreadfully dull at the moment.
Rooney's ambitious 25-yard effort dribbles wide of the goal.
Rooney sends Lampard bursting into the area but the midfielder stumbles and fails to get a shot in on goal.
It's humdrum stuff with both teams seemingly waiting for the final whistle already.
Ukraine slow the game down again. They don't look as though they're a great team but they should have enough quality to beat a disinterested ten-man England side this evening.
England have been slipshod throughout with numerous defensive errors gifting Ukraine chance after chance.
James is forced to make a great one-handed save to keep a powerful 30-yard effort out.
Ukraine are sitting back and holding on to their lead. All the play is in their half at the moment.
Ferdinand's having a nightmare although he's saved further embarrassment this time by Terry who has been solid tonight.
All England's attacks are coming down the left as they camp out in Ukraine's half.
Lampard's corner is poor though and is easily dealt with by Ukraine.
Milner looks lively as he wins a corner.
Capello has brought on James Milner for Gerrard for the second half.
England get the second half underway.
Half Time: UKRAINE 1-0 ENGLAND.
Vasyl Kobin is booked after clattering into Gerrard.
Shevchenko easily gets past Cole but Rooney gets back to hook the ball away from danger.
Rooney tries to play in Lampard but the Chelsea man is unable to keep the ball in play as it drifts out for a goal kick.
Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.
Ukraine deserve their lead and, if the scoreline stays the same, Croatia's World Cup hopes would be hanging by the slenderest of threads.
Pyatov gathers Johnson's low cross as the Liverpool man gets forward again.
A deep Ukraine corner finds its way to the unmarked Gay who heads over the bar when he should have done much better.
Johnson shows his defensive weakness though as Shevchenko peels away from him with ease but then is unable to guide his shot on target.
Johnson finds some space down the right but his cross just fails to find Heskey.
England are fortunate to only be one goal behind, it could easily be 3-1 at this stage.
It's all action now. Milevski's superb effort beats James but comes back off the post.
Back come England, Rooney sets up Lampard who drags his effort just wide when he should really have hit the target.
UKRAINE 1-0 ENGLAND. Ashley Cole gives the ball away on the edge of the area. NAZARENKO's shot from the edge of the area deflects off Cole, James is wrongfooted and the ball flies into the roof of the net.
Ukraine continue with their patient build-up play but England stand firm.
Ukraine are adopting a very cautious attitude against England's ten men considering they need to win this game.
Apart from the penalty, neither side has created a clear opening as the game meanders along.
England don't seem to be fazed by the penalty incident as they string some passes together with some panache.
Ferdinand and Green were both at fault for the penalty, it's a good job this game doesn't really matter for Capello's team.
That was a let-off for England but they'll have to play for more than 70 miniutes with ten men.
There's another delay as more flares are thrown on to the pitch.
Shevchenko sends James the wrong way but the ball hits the post and rebounds out for a goal kick.
Capello opts to bring David James on for Lennon.
Green is off.
Disaster for England as a Ferdinand mistake lets in Yaroslav Rakytskyy. Green upends the striker. Penalty.
John Terry's cross just evades Rooney as England attack again.
There's no flow to the game at all as the referee stops the game again to award a free-kick to Ukraine.
Heskey loops a header over the bar as England enjoy a spell of pressure.
It's been a scappy start which won't bother England too much.
Frank Lampard's free-kick is gathered by Andriy Pyatov - no alarms for the Ukraine keeper.
The crowd is lifted as Ukraine launch their first attack but it ends with Shevchenko lofting a cross-cum-shot high into the crowd behind Green's goal.
The match restarts with a drop ball after a two-minute delay.
The referee stops the game as flares are thrown from the Ukraine fans into Green's penalty area.
Ukraine get the match underway in their all-yellow kit.
Andriy Shevchenko starts for Ukraine as does Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and Ruslan Rotan.
Robert Green keeps his place in Fabio Capello's starting line-up while Michael Carrick, Aaron Lennon, Emile Heskey and Rio Ferdinand all start.
England are of course already through to next summer's finals in South Africa but this is a key game for Ukraine who need to win it if they are to pip Croatia for a place in the play-offs.
England attempt to make it nine wins out of nine World Cup qualifiers by beating Ukraine this evening.
So yesterday ended another season for England's top flight.