England vs. Ukraine: As It Happened
Euro 2012—Group D, Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine
ENGLAND 1-0 UKRAINE (full time)
GOALS: Rooney (ENG) 48'
England: Joe Hart; Joleon Lescott, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Glen Johnson; Scott Parker, Steven Gerrard, Ashley Young, James Milner (Theo Walcott 70'); Wayne Rooney (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 87'), Danny Welbeck (Andy Carrol 82').
Ukraine: Andriy Pyatov; Yevhen Khacheridi, Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Yevgen Selin, Oleg Gusev; Anatoliy Tymoschuk, Denis Garmash (Serhiy Nazarenko 78'), Yevhen Konoplyanka, Andriy Yarmolenko; Marko Devic (Andriy Shevchenko 70'), Artem Milevskiy (Bohdan Butko 77')
FULL TIME: ENGLAND 1, UKRAINE 0
The talking point will be the goal that wasn't. Ukraine and Marko Devic were robbed of a perfectly good goal when the goalline official ruled the ball did not cross the line.
England will argue that there was a missed offside call during the buildup on the play. They're right about that, but it won't be any consolation to Ukraine.
Wayne Rooney returned and scored for England. The Three Lions must be glad to have their talisman back.
So, it's onto the quarterfinals for England. How far can they go?
FULL TIME—ENGLAND 1, UKRAINE 0
There's the final whistle. England hold onto the 1-0 victory and top Group D with seven points.
France are losing 2-0 but will still advance as the group's second-placed team.
92'—ENGLAND 1, UKRAINE 0
Sweden have made it 2-0 against France. Looks like England will win the group.
90'—ENGLAND 1, UKRAINE 0
Three minutes of stoppage time…
89'—ENGLAND 1, UKRAINE 0
Ukraine now laying siege to England's box.
Meanwhile, here's a tweet. We're not there yet, but…
Over the line or not, hard to quibble with Spain/France and England/Italy this weekend.— Mike Cardillo (@thatsonpoint) June 19, 2012
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Wayne Rooney.
Rooney wasn't at his best, but he got the job done for England. He'll be mostly happy with his performance tonight.
Andriy Shevchenko receives a yellow card for a nasty challenge on Ashley Young. Young looked a bit peeved after that.
85'—ENGLAND 1, UKRAINE 0
Two more corners for Ukraine. England still defending well, but can they hold out?
Andy Carroll replaces Danny Welbeck.
80'—ENGLAND 1, UKRAINE 0
Ten minutes left for England to hold on. Ukraine need two goals to stay alive.
In the France-Sweden game, the score remains 1-0 to Sweden. If results hold, England and France would advance.
Serhiy Nazarenko comes on. Denis Garmash heads off.
Then, Ashley Cole receives a yellow card for time wasting. But wasn't there just a sub?
Bohdan Butko comes on. Artem Milevskiy heads off.
Corner for England, taken by Gerrard. It finds Rooney at the far post, and his powerful header is saved.
This game is really opening up.
Konoplyanka hits an absolute firecracker, and Joe Hart is completely fooled by the swerve on the shot.
He saves desperately with his left hand.
Steven Gerrard receives a yellow card for leading with his elbow in an aerial challenge.
72'—ENGLAND 1, UKRAINE 0
Corner for Ukraine. It flies over everyone and everything.
Theo Walcott replaces James Milner, who takes approximately 10 minutes to walk off the pitch. He looks knackered.
Ian Darke calls Theo a "speed merchant." Hmmm. He was good against Sweden, of course.
Then Andriy Shevchenko comes on. He replaces Marko Devic.
Andriy Pyatov makes up for his earlier error with a great save on Ashley Cole at the near post.
Cole has still never scored for England. This is his 97th cap.
67'—ENGLAND 1, UKRAINE 0
Amid all the controversy, the game has continued. And it's been mostly Ukraine attacks since the incident.
Shevchenko is warming up. We should see the legend soon.
It was Marko Devic with the shot, which was partially blocked by England keeper Joe Hart.
John Terry raced back and "saved" the ball off the line. Replays are showing the ball was in.
So, England should now forget the whole incident against Germany at the World Cup.
Instant reaction to the non-goal:
Go on twitter, explode. #GoalLineTech— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) June 19, 2012
Two feet over the line. Great job, UEFA. #euro12— Dan Levy (@DanLevyThinks) June 19, 2012
That ref was RIGHT NEXT TO THE NET and he missed the call. Goal. Line. Technology.— Tom Kinslow (@TomKinslow) June 19, 2012
Looks like the refs missed this one. The ball was over the line.
But it looked like Ukraine got away with an offside in the build-up to the "goal."
John Terry clears a shot off the line! There's controversy on the field! Ukraine's players thought it went in!
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