England 1-0 Ukraine Highlights – Euro 2012
Wayne Rooney was the returning hero as England claimed a hard-fought win over Ukraine to top Group D and set up a quarter-final clash with Italy.
Watch Euro 2012 match, England Vs Ukraine highlights here.
Venue: Donbass Arena, Donetsk
Date: Tuesday, 19 June
Kick-off: 19:45 BST
1-0 Rooney 48′ [HD]
1-0 Rooney 48′
The sides have only met four times. England won the first three meetings, all on home soil, scoring seven goals and conceding just once.
The most recent encounter came in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, when Ukraine beat England 1-0 in Dnipropetrovsk courtesy of a Serhiy Nazarenko goal.
Robert Green became the first England goalkeeper to be sent off in that match, with Andriy Shevchenko missing the resulting penalty. The result was the first of two competitive defeats England suffered under Fabio Capello.
England will also play Ukraine in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup – the sides will meet at Wembley in September this year, with the return fixture 12 months later.
The win against Sweden was only England’s sixth European Championship win overseas.
It was also the first time England have scored at least three goals at a major tournament since the 4-2 victory against Croatia at Euro 2004.
Against Sweden, all three of England’s scorers were aged 24 or younger. The last time three players that young all scored for the Three Lions was in the 6-1 win versus Iceland in 2004.
Ukraine have failed to win their six previous games in Donetsk, losing to France (twice), Greece and Romania, and drawing with Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.
Four of Ukraine’s seven shots on target at Euro 2012 have come from Andriy Shevchenko.
Against Sweden, Shevchenko became the oldest player to score twice in a single World Cup or European Championship match since Roger Milla’s brace versus Cameroon at the 1990 World Cup (aged 38).
He is now two goals away from 50 for his country. He is both the youngest and oldest goalscorer in Ukraine’s history – he opened his account aged 19 years and 215 days against Turkey in 1996.
Oleg Blokhin’s men are the only side at Euro 2012 without a British-based player in their squad. Only two players, Dynamo Moscow’s Andriy Voronin and Bayern Munich’s Anatoliy Tymoschuk, play outside of Ukraine.