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September 12, 2012 12:30 AM IST
Wembley Stadium — London
Referee:‬ C. Çakιr‎
Attendance:‬ 68102‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: England 1-1 Ukraine

Late Lampard penalty spares Three Lions' blushes after Konoplyanka's stunning opener for the visitors

By Greg Stobart at Wembley

  • Joe Hart
    6
    3
    2.50

    Joe Hart

    The England goalkeeper could do nothing about Yarmolenko's stunner opener for Ukraine but kept his concentration when needed.

  • Glen Johnson
    4
    5
    3.00

    Glen Johnson

    A dangerous attacking threat for the Three Lions as he bombed forward and made good decisions in the final third, delivering dangerous crosses into the box and nearly scoring with a left-footed shot. Perhaps could have got tighter to Yarmolenko when defending.

  • Joleon Lescott
    1
    8
    2.00

    Joleon Lescott

    The Manchester City man was untroubled for most of the match but had some sloppy moments, including giving the ball away in the build-up Ukraine's opener.

  • Leighton Baines
    1
    5
    2.00

    Leighton Baines

    Looked shaky defensively early on but improved in that respect as the game went on before being replaced by Bertrand in the 73rd minute.

  • Phil Jagielka
    1
    6
    2.00

    Phil Jagielka

    The Everton man replaced the injured John Terry but had an uncomfortable game as he lack of pace was exposed by the visitors' speed and movement on the counter-attack.

  • Frank Lampard
    15
    2
    2.00

    Frank Lampard

    Starred in the win over Moldova but nowhere near that level against Ukraine, despite converting the penalty to equalise four minutes from time. Showed glimpses of the danger he offers - picking out Cleverley superbly in the first-half - but was always on the fringes of the game.

  • James Milner
    2
    4
    2.00

    James Milner

    A typically industrious display on the right side of midfield but lacked the guile to open up Ukraine's well organised defence. Missed the target from a tight angle in the first-half.

  • Steven Gerrard
    9
    8
    2.00

    Steven Gerrard

    The England captain played in a disciplined deep-lying role in central midfield until being sent-off in the dying minutes for a second booking. Played some lovely passes to pick out team-mates but his energy was missed in the final third, especially in the second-half.

  • Tom Cleverley
    10
    19
    1.50

    Tom Cleverley Flop of the Match

    The Manchester United midfielder will probably spend the next week working on his finishing after this performance. Playing just off Defoe, he got in good positions but his end product was very poor. Missed a glorious chance from four yards in the first-half and completely mishit another effort. Replaced by Welbeck in the 62nd minute.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    2
    5
    2.00

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

    A quiet night for the Arsenal man as he seemed reluctant to take on Ukraine defenders. Replaced by Sturridge in the 69th minute.

  • Jermain Defoe
    4
    4
    2.50

    Jermain Defoe

    The Tottenham striker looked sharp as the lone striker - but his all-round game hampered England as he was unable to provide an effective target. First-half goal disallowed somewhat harshly for a raised arm and set up a brilliant chance for Cleverley with a header across goal.

Substitutions

  • Ryan Bertrand
    10
    4
    2.50

    Ryan Bertrand

    Unremarkable display after replacing Baines at left-back in the 73rd minute.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    12
    2
    2.50

    Daniel Sturridge

    Like Welbeck, looked energetic and willing to take risks after coming on for Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 69th minute.

  • Danny Welbeck
    10
    7
    3.50

    Danny Welbeck

    Lively display after replacing Cleverley in the 62nd minute capped as he forced the handball for the equalising penalty. Earlier went close to scoring when his right-footed shot hit the post late on.

  • Andriy Pyatov
    1
    1
    3.50

    Andriy Pyatov

    Might have expected a busier night in the Ukraine goal but was solid when needed, making excellent saves to deny Cleverley from point-blank range in the first-half and Johnson after the break.

  • Yaroslav Rakytskyy
    1
    0
    3.00

    Yaroslav Rakytskyy

    Always there to put his body on the line with last-ditch blocks and tackles as Ukraine took home a well-earned point.

  • Yevhen Selin
    1
    0
    2.50

    Yevhen Selin

    The left-back defended well against Milner and was a dangerous attacking outlet, swinging in some dangerous crosses.

  • Yevhen Khacheridi
    1
    0
    2.50

    Yevhen Khacheridi

    Physically powerful performance against Defoe. Looked heavy-footed in the first-half at times but was dominant after the break until conceded the penalty fora handling the ball in the 86th minute.

  • Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
    2
    0
    3.00

    Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

    The Ukraine captain provided an efficient screen for the defence, making some good interceptions and keeping his passing simple. Sometimes a little lazy in tracking runs from England midfielders, especially Cleverley.

  • Denys Garmash
    1
    0
    2.50

    Denys Garmash

    An energetic box-to-box display. Disrupted England's passing and got forward at the right moments, poking a volley off target in the first-half.

  • Oleh Husyev
    1
    0
    2.50

    Oleh Husyev

    Wore number nine but played at right-back and produced a decent display, keeping Oxlade-Chamberlain quiet before tiring late on.

  • Ruslan Rotan
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ruslan Rotan

    Thought he had scored in the first-half when low placed shot was cleared by Gerrard. Neat and tidy on the ball as he linked up Ukraine's attacking play.

  • Yevhen Konoplyanka
    10
    1
    4.00

    Yevhen Konoplyanka Top of the Match

    Put his team in the lead in the 39th minute with a stunning strike into the top corner after cutting in from the left onto his right foot. Rarely tracked back to help defend against Johnson but his skill posed problems at the other end.

  • Andriy Yarmolenko
    2
    0
    2.50

    Andriy Yarmolenko

    Started very brightly on the right side, linking up Ukraine's play well on the counter-attack. Final ball could have been better.

  • Roman Zozulya
    1
    0
    2.00

    Roman Zozulya

    Excellent movement to occupy the England defenders but never got a real sight on goal. Flicked an effort just wide from inside the six-yard box in the second-half.

Substitutions

  • Vyacheslav Shevchuk
    1
    1
    2.50

    Vyacheslav Shevchuk

    Replaced Selin in the 75th minute and was reasonably comfortable.

  • Serhiy Nazarenko
    1
    1

    Serhiy Nazarenko

    Last minute replacement for Rotan.

  • Marko Devic
    2
    1

    Marko Devic

    Replaced Zozulya in the 89th minute.

Results
Group A Matchday 1
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