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  • Crouch (29), Terry (85)
  • Shevchenko (74)
  • Date:2009-04-01
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Wembley
  • Attendance:87548
  • Referee:Larsen, C B

Live Commentary

90mins

Full-Time: ENGLAND 2-1 UKRAINE.

90mins

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

90mins

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

90mins

Four minutes of added time to be played.

88mins

England bring on Phil Jagielka for Ferdinand.

88mins

Maxym Kalinichenko takes the place of Slyusar.

87mins

Beckham is booked for a spot of petulance.

86mins

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

85mins

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.

83mins

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

81mins

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

79mins

Goalscorer Crouch is replaced by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

79mins

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

78mins

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

77mins

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

75mins

That has made Capello look even less satisfied than before.

75mins

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

74mins

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.

73mins

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

72mins

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

71mins

Capello is off the bench and barking out instructions again.

69mins

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

67mins

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

65mins

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

63mins

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.

62mins

Mikhalik hacks down Rooney 25 yards out.

61mins

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

59mins

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

58mins

Lennon makes way for Beckham.

57mins

England are getting ready to bring on David Beckham.

55mins

Andriy Shevchenko is introduced for the ineffectual Voronin.

54mins

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

52mins

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

49mins

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

48mins

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

47mins

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

46mins

England start the second period.

45mins

Half-Time: ENGLAND 1-0 UKRAINE.

45mins

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

45mins

One minute of added time to be played.

44mins

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.

43mins

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

42mins

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

40mins

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

37mins

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.

36mins

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

34mins

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

32mins

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

30mins

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

29mins

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.

29mins

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

28mins

Voronin has left the pitch with a bloody nose.

26mins

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.

25mins

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

21mins

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

19mins

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

17mins

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

15mins

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

14mins

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

13mins

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

11mins

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

10mins

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

8mins

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

7mins

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.

6mins

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

4mins

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

2mins

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

1mins

Ukraine get the game underway at Wembley Stadium.

0mins

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.

0mins

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


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England

Ukraine

Corners

50

Fouls

1216

Goal attempts

138

Shots off target

73

Offsides

21

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