The Three Lions are in Rome as they goal to achieve the final 4 of Euro 2020. Andriy Shevchenko’s facet stand of their approach in tonight’s quarter-final.
An enormous, and historic, win over Germany in entrance of 41,000 folks at Wembley has the nation believing as soon as once more, however they are going to be clever to not underestimate a Ukraine facet who confirmed metal to knock out Sweden within the a hundred and twentieth minute on Tuesday.
Gareth Southgate reverts to a again 4, after a three-man defence beat Germany, whereas additionally handing a primary begin of the event to Jadon Sancho. Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane as soon as once more lead the road however Jack Grealish is on the bench.
Tonight’s victor will face the winner of the sooner quarter-final between Czech Republic and Denmark, the identification of which will probably be recognized earlier than kick-off.
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29 minutes: England win a free-kick in an excellent space out left as Sterling is introduced down. Shaw takes it and Kane climbs excessive, however he can’t hold his header down.
26 minutes: I’m wincing this as I sort, however England look very comfy. They’re protecting the ball and knocking it about, making an attempt to tempt Ukraine out from their very own half.
22 minutes: assault from England and all of it comes from Sancho. He performs a pointy one-two centrally after which fires it out huge. Sterling performs in Shaw, however his cross someway evades away everybody. A let-off for Ukraine.
20 minutes: Some concern for Ukraine as Matviyenko limps off to get remedy. They are icing his ankle too. Ukraine gained’t wish to lose the centre-back. He was glorious in opposition to Sweden within the final spherical.
Standard Sport’s James Robson
“Precisely the start England wanted – but no-one needs reminding that they started similarly against Iceland in the last Euros and Croatia in the last World Cup. This is not over – and that save from Pickford is a reminder of Ukraine’s threat.”
Standard Sport’s Dan Kilpatrick in Rome
“England have been impressive at managing 1-0 leads at the Finals, notably against the Czechs, but there may be a danger of starting that process too early, and losing some impetus. Ukraine will be feeling vulnerable and are there for the taking.”
17 minutes: Ukraine’s first good likelihood. Walker offers the ball away far too simply and Yaremchuk breaks away. Pickford saves nicely although.
14 minutes: Ukraine nonetheless appear blissful to take a seat in and try to hit England on the counter. They’re letting Southgate’s facet have the ball. England patiently making an attempt to construct assaults.
10 minutes: England settling down right into a rhythm now. Rice and Phillips having fun with loads of the ball. Southgate will probably be very blissful thus far.
8 minutes: Ukraine win a free-kick and swing it in, however England cope with it. Intriguing to see how Ukraine react now. They had setup defensively.