skip to content

  • Nazarenko (29)
  • Date:2009-10-10
  • Kick-off:17:15
  • Venue:Dnipro Arena
  • Attendance:31000
  • Referee:Skomina, D

Live Commentary

90mins

Full Time: UKRAINE 1-0 ENGLAND.

90mins

Oleh Gusev comes on for Shevchenko as the game enters its final minute.

90mins

England almost snatch an equaliser as Carlton Cole sets up Rooney whose low drive is only just wide.

90mins

Ukraine play out the last few seconds before stoppage time.

88mins

Ukraine have a spell of possession again as they close the game out.

86mins

Carlton Cole's only been on the pitch for 14 minutes but has given away a rash of free-kicks and done little else.

85mins

Terry's looked solid at the back but all his defensive team-mates have endured a torrid evening.

83mins

Shevchenko is everywhere as he mops up in defence. He's had an excellent match.

81mins

James makes another great save before Ashley Cole clears the ball as England's defence goes missing.

79mins

Rotan is booked for diving under Ferdinand's non-existent chalenge.

79mins

More sideways passing by Ukraine. They've definitely settled for 1-0.

78mins

Kobin pulls Milner back, not the best thing to do when you've already been booked.

76mins

Ashley Cole wins the ball just when Milevski was looking dangerous down the right flank.

74mins

Rooney gifts the ball to Tymoschcuk whose long-range effort fails to trouble James.

72mins

Capello brings Carlton Cole on for the tiring Heskey.

72mins

James lets a low cross fly past but no Ukraine player can get a touch and turn the ball goalwards.

70mins

The free-kick is blocked by the wall and Ukraine eventually clear their lines.

69mins

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is booked by the impatient referee who struggles to get the wall back ten yards.

68mins

Yevhen Khacheridi brings Lampard down on the edge of the area and is booked.

67mins

Ukraine make their first change as Nazarenko makes way for Andriy Yarmolenko.

67mins

Shevchenko is caught offside as another Ukraine attack breaks down.

65mins

Better defending by Johnson but the game is dreadfully dull at the moment.

63mins

Rooney's ambitious 25-yard effort dribbles wide of the goal.

61mins

Rooney sends Lampard bursting into the area but the midfielder stumbles and fails to get a shot in on goal.

60mins

It's humdrum stuff with both teams seemingly waiting for the final whistle already.

58mins

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.

56mins

England have been slipshod throughout with numerous defensive errors gifting Ukraine chance after chance.

55mins

James is forced to make a great one-handed save to keep a powerful 30-yard effort out.

53mins

Ukraine are sitting back and holding on to their lead. All the play is in their half at the moment.

52mins

Ferdinand's having a nightmare although he's saved further embarrassment this time by Terry who has been solid tonight.

50mins

All England's attacks are coming down the left as they camp out in Ukraine's half.

48mins

Lampard's corner is poor though and is easily dealt with by Ukraine.

47mins

Milner looks lively as he wins a corner.

46mins

Capello has brought on James Milner for Gerrard for the second half.

46mins

England get the second half underway.

45mins

Half Time: UKRAINE 1-0 ENGLAND.

45mins

Vasyl Kobin is booked after clattering into Gerrard.

45mins

Shevchenko easily gets past Cole but Rooney gets back to hook the ball away from danger.

45mins

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.

45mins

Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

43mins

Ukraine deserve their lead and, if the scoreline stays the same, Croatia's World Cup hopes would be hanging by the slenderest of threads.

41mins

Pyatov gathers Johnson's low cross as the Liverpool man gets forward again.

40mins

A deep Ukraine corner finds its way to the unmarked Gay who heads over the bar when he should have done much better.

39mins

Johnson shows his defensive weakness though as Shevchenko peels away from him with ease but then is unable to guide his shot on target.

37mins

Johnson finds some space down the right but his cross just fails to find Heskey.

35mins

England are fortunate to only be one goal behind, it could easily be 3-1 at this stage.

33mins

It's all action now. Milevski's superb effort beats James but comes back off the post.

31mins

Back come England, Rooney sets up Lampard who drags his effort just wide when he should really have hit the target.

29mins

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.

27mins

Ukraine continue with their patient build-up play but England stand firm.

25mins

Ukraine are adopting a very cautious attitude against England's ten men considering they need to win this game.

24mins

Apart from the penalty, neither side has created a clear opening as the game meanders along.

22mins

England don't seem to be fazed by the penalty incident as they string some passes together with some panache.

20mins

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.

18mins

That was a let-off for England but they'll have to play for more than 70 miniutes with ten men.

17mins

There's another delay as more flares are thrown on to the pitch.

16mins

Shevchenko sends James the wrong way but the ball hits the post and rebounds out for a goal kick.

15mins

Capello opts to bring David James on for Lennon.

14mins

Green is off.

13mins

Disaster for England as a Ferdinand mistake lets in Yaroslav Rakytskyy. Green upends the striker. Penalty.

12mins

John Terry's cross just evades Rooney as England attack again.

11mins

There's no flow to the game at all as the referee stops the game again to award a free-kick to Ukraine.

9mins

Heskey loops a header over the bar as England enjoy a spell of pressure.

8mins

It's been a scappy start which won't bother England too much.

6mins

Frank Lampard's free-kick is gathered by Andriy Pyatov - no alarms for the Ukraine keeper.

5mins

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.

3mins

The match restarts with a drop ball after a two-minute delay.

2mins

The referee stops the game as flares are thrown from the Ukraine fans into Green's penalty area.

1mins

Ukraine get the match underway in their all-yellow kit.

0mins

Andriy Shevchenko starts for Ukraine as does Anatoliy Tymoshchuk and Ruslan Rotan.

0mins

Robert Green keeps his place in Fabio Capello's starting line-up while Michael Carrick, Aaron Lennon, Emile Heskey and Rio Ferdinand all start.

0mins

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.

0mins

England attempt to make it nine wins out of nine World Cup qualifiers by beating Ukraine this evening.


advertisement

Ukraine

England

Corners

34

Fouls

1010

Goal attempts

107

Shots off target

55

Offsides

30

advertisement

advertisment