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September 11, 2013 12:15 AM IST
NSK Olimpijs'kyj — Kyiv (Kiev)
Referee:‬ Pedro Proença‎
Attendance:‬ 69890‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Ukraine 0-0 England

Roy Hodgson's men defended their way to a respectable 0-0 draw in Kiev, keeping the Three Lions top of Group H, with the hosts also leapfrogging Montenegro into second place

By Tim Poole

  • Andriy Pyatov
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andriy Pyatov

    Collected loose crosses and passes well, showing particular urgency in denying Theo Walcott during the opening minutes. Had he not reacted so quickly, his side could have been fighting an uphill battle from the off.

  • Artem Fedetskiy
    0
    1
    2.50

    Artem Fedetskiy

    A resolute performance from the 28-year-old, who was able to make incisive attacking runs on several occasions. Lacked a finishing touch, however, after finding himself on the ball in the England penalty area on four occasions but wasting his chances all four times.

  • Olexandr Kucher
    0
    1
    2.50

    Olexandr Kucher

    Led his side ably for the most part but was guilty of a cynical challenge on Theo Walcott, receiving a yellow card for his efforts.

  • Vyacheslav Shevchuk
    0
    0
    2.50

    Vyacheslav Shevchuk

    Offered little offensively but the 34-year-old used all his experience to help his fellow defenders tame the England front line.

  • Yevhen Khacheridi
    0
    1
    3.00

    Yevhen Khacheridi

    Defended well in the face of England's pace up front, never looking troubled against the likes of Walcott and Lambert.

  • Edmar
    0
    0
    2.50

    Edmar

    Attempted to spray passes from midfield but was, ultimately, unsuccessful in changing the course of events.

  • Oleh Husyev
    0
    0
    2.50

    Oleh Husyev

    Looked uncomfortable playing just in behind the striker and wasted a number of chances as a result. In his defence, he did not receive any pinpoint service, though he was not sharp enough to be a game-changer, by the same token.

  • Taras Stepanenko
    0
    1
    2.50

    Taras Stepanenko

    Got involved in his side's play frequently but played his passes astray far too often to make a real impact.

  • Yevhen Konoplyanka
    3
    0
    3.50

    Yevhen Konoplyanka Top of the Match

    The danger man for his side, drifting in and out primarily down the left-hand side. Caused plenty of problems for England as he had done in the reverse fixture at Wembley, making it an especially difficult night for Kyle Walker.

  • Andriy Yarmolenko
    1
    0
    3.50

    Andriy Yarmolenko

    Did everything he could to make life difficult for the Three Lions and was particularly dangerous in delivering penetrating crosses in from the flanks.

  • Roman Zozulya
    0
    0
    2.50

    Roman Zozulya

    Despite a relatively efficient performance, the 23-year-old was unable to influence the game much from an advanced position, with his first touch in particular leaving a lot to be desired.

Substitutions

  • Dmytro Khomchenovskiy
    0
    0
    2.00

    Dmytro Khomchenovskiy

    Came on with one minute left to play.

  • Roman Bezus
    0
    0
    3.00

    Roman Bezus

    Replaced Husyev on 67 minutes and made a real difference, providing an extra threat for the home side during dead-ball situations as well as open play.

  • Yevhen Seleznyov
    0
    0
    2.00

    Yevhen Seleznyov

    Was thrown on in the 89th minute, consequently not enjoying the luxury of having enough time to make a difference.

  • Joe Hart
    5
    3
    3.00

    Joe Hart

    Defied the swarms of criticism that have been aimed at the 26-year-old recently with a reliable performance that will remind people what he brings to the table when on form. Collected crosses well and dispossessed the Ukrainian front men efficiently - just like the Joe Hart of old.

  • Ashley Cole
    2
    4
    2.50

    Ashley Cole

    Surprisingly, the Chelsea defender seemed nervous and gave the ball away cheaply on more than one occasion. The 32-year-old made very few errors defensively, however, but his contribution on the ball was limited at best.

  • Gary Cahill
    4
    4
    3.00

    Gary Cahill

    Stood up to the test against a quick Ukrainian attack, getting important blocks and clearances in whenever he could. Was also great in the tackle and even in the opposition penalty area during set-pieces.

  • Kyle Walker
    3
    5
    2.50

    Kyle Walker

    Showed his incredible pace as ever but actually came up short in the speed department for once against Yevhen Konoplyanka. Was consequently run ragged by the Ukraine winger.

  • Phil Jagielka
    3
    3
    2.50

    Phil Jagielka

    The Everton defender was outshone by his partner at centre-back today, although he did not make any major errors.

  • Frank Lampard
    4
    5
    3.00

    Frank Lampard

    Was typically confident and composed in midfield on his 100th cap, though he may have liked to have contributed more in an attacking capacity.

  • James Milner
    2
    6
    3.00

    James Milner

    Attacked and defended equally well down the left, although those questioning Roy Hodgson's attacking bravery will still be asking the same questions about Milner's lack of cutting edge and creativity.

  • Jack Wilshere
    5
    3
    2.50

    Jack Wilshere

    Played reasonably well in midfield but could not influence the game as much as he would have liked. The 21-year-old will be particularly disappointed with his passing after being replaced by Ashley Young midway through the second half.

  • Steven Gerrard
    13
    2
    3.00

    Steven Gerrard

    Led his country with poise, as ever, taking charge of set-pieces and charging forward as well as tracking back regularly in defence.

  • Rickie Lambert
    1
    6
    2.00

    Rickie Lambert Flop of the Match

    A poor night for the Southampton forward. He may have scored two in two to start his international career but his flaws at this level were gradually exposed today as he produced several loose touches and passes.

  • Theo Walcott
    5
    4
    2.50

    Theo Walcott

    Surged forward well but could have really made a difference with his electric pace if he showed more initiative in behind the Ukrainian defence. Ultimately, a frustrating performance from the winger, with the Arsenal man also limping off minutes before the end.

Substitutions

  • Ashley Young
    1
    5
    2.50

    Ashley Young

    Entered the fray midway through the second half in place of Jack Wilshere but could not inject the much-needed spark England required.

  • Tom Cleverley
    2
    3
    2.00

    Tom Cleverley

    Came on for Theo Walcott in the dying embers.

Results
Group A Matchday 9
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