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Ukraine and England keep hopes alive with draw

Published: Wednesday 15 June 2011, 22.53CET
Daniel Sturridge rattled the crossbar at one end and Roman Zozulya went close at the other but a 0-0 draw means Ukraine and England go into Sunday's concluding games needing to win.
by Simon Hart
from Herning Stadion

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UkraineEngland

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
9
Corners5
 
4
Fouls committed23
 
12
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 20/03/2013 18:49 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 15 June 2011, 22.53CET

Ukraine and England keep hopes alive with draw

Daniel Sturridge rattled the crossbar at one end and Roman Zozulya went close at the other but a 0-0 draw means Ukraine and England go into Sunday's concluding games needing to win.

Ukraine claimed their first point of this UEFA European Under-21 Championship and England their second but this Herning stalemate will probably have brought more cheer to Group B rivals Spain and the Czech Republic.

England were closest to scoring in a slow-burning contest with Daniel Sturridge rattling the crossbar and Danny Welbeck missing when clean through, although substitute Roman Zozulya might have grabbed the winner for Ukraine in an exciting finish. Instead the shared spoils leave both sides looking up at the top two in the section ahead of Sunday's final fixtures when England face the Czech Republic and Ukraine meet Spain, with both needing victory.

Ukraine went into the game knowing a second defeat would spell early elimination and coach Pavlo Yakovenko made five changes from their opening loss to the Czech Republic. That meant starting roles for Maxym Biliy, their scorer on Sunday, and Denys Garmash who found the net when Ukraine beat England in the U19 final two summers ago.

Yevhen Konoplyanka, moved out to the left to accommodate the free-floating Garmash, drew the first save from Frank Fielding after 12 minutes when he came infield and struck a low shot that bounced dangerously as the goalkeeper parried. The ball fell loose but Biliy was penalised for fouling Danny Rose as he tried to get there first.

There was little other goalmouth action during an opening half-hour where England's central striker, Welbeck, often looked isolated. Sturridge, playing on the right, almost put that right, however, with England's first attempt on goal after 33 minutes. Collecting a pass from Michael Mancienne, he drove in a superb half-volley from 25 metres that beat Anton Kanibolotskiy but not the woodwork. England's play got brighter but it was not until Sturridge unleashed an ambitious free-kick after half-time that Kanibolotskiy had to make a save.

England's best opportunity came after 54 minutes when Sturridge sent Welbeck racing clear onto his long ball down the middle. The ball sat up for the England No9 yet, under pressure, his miscued effort flew high and wide. With the hour mark approaching Stuart Pearce made changes, sending on Scott Sinclair and Henri Lansbury for Danny Rose and Jack Rodwell. Both threatened as England pushed for a winner while Sturridge and Welbeck also called Kanibolotskiy into action.

Ukraine went just as close at the other end. Garmash tested Fielding and Zozulya might have won it with eight minutes remaining when Phil Jones misread Garmash's chip, allowing the forward a shot. Fielding got a leg in the way, however, and it is all to play for on Sunday.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.15CET

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Lineups

Ukraine

Ukraine

England

England

1
KanibolotskiyAnton Kanibolotskiy (GK) (C)
1
FieldingFrank Fielding (GK)
2
ButkoBohdan Butko
2
MancienneMichael Mancienne (C)
Substitution89
3
SelinYevhen Selin
3
BertrandRyan Bertrand
4
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Yellow Card62
5
SmallingChris Smalling
7
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Yellow Card24
Substitution65
6
JonesPhil Jones
Yellow Card90+3
14
GolodyukOleg Golodyuk
Yellow Card31
8
HendersonJordan Henderson
15
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov
9
WelbeckDanny Welbeck
16
BiliyMaxym Biliy
Yellow Card35
10
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
17
ChesnakovVolodymyr Chesnakov
14
WalkerKyle Walker
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
19
RodwellJack Rodwell
Yellow Card38
Substitution57
22
KravetsArtem Kravets
Substitution70
20
RoseDanny Rose
Substitution57

Substitutes

12
BoykoDenys Boyko (GK)
13
McCarthyAlex McCarthy (GK)
23
NepogodovDmytro Nepogodov (GK)
23
SteeleJason Steele (GK)
5
PutivtsevArtem Putivtsev
4
MuambaFabrice Muamba
Substitution89
Yellow Card90+1
6
VitsenetsVitaliy Vitsenets
7
AlbrightonMarc Albrighton
8
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
11
SinclairScott Sinclair
Substitution57
Yellow Card61
9
MorozyukMykola Morozyuk
15
TomkinsJames Tomkins
10
ZozulyaRoman Zozulya
Substitution70
16
CorkJack Cork
11
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
Substitution65
17
CleverleyTom Cleverley
13
PartsvaniyaTemur Partsvaniya
18
LansburyHenri Lansbury
Substitution57
18
KurilovOleksiy Kurilov
21
DelfounesoNathan Delfouneso
20
MatveyevOleksandr Matveyev
22
WickhamConnor Wickham
21
FedorchukValeriy Fedorchuk

Coach

Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR) Stuart Pearce (ENG)

Referee

Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)

Assistant referees

Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Venâncio Tomé (POR)

Fourth official

Kenn Hansen (DEN)

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