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  Saturday, 3 July 2021
2020 UEFA European Championship Second Phase Quarter-final match four

Ukraine 0 England 4 [0-1]

Stadio Olimpico, Foro Italico, Rioni XIV Borgo Municipio XIX, Roma Capitole, Lazio, Italy
Kick-off (CEST): 9.00pm 8.00pm BST
Attendance: 11,880

Roman Yaremchuk kicked off
after England 'took the knee'
Harry Kane won the toss
93½ minutes 48:26 & 45:07
  [0-1] Harry Kane 4 3:32
right-footed stretch from 8yds to poke in Raheem Sterling's through ball
England became the first team to score with three headers in ECF history [0-2] Harry Maguire header 46 45:54
Luke Shaw's 30yd freekick is met by his head 7yds out aimed to the keeper's right
(Sydorchuk fouled Kane 45:09)
[0-3] Harry Kane header 50 49:46
Sterling's lay-off provided Luke Shaw to cross from the left for Kane to head down from 6yds through the keeper's legs
[0-4] Jordan Henderson header 63 62:16
Mason Mount's right-sided corner is headed across the goal past the keeper from 6yds
no cautions
Commentator: Guy Mowbray with Jermaine Jenas - watched by 20.9million UK viewers

"SEMI GODS" Sunday Mirror

Officials from Germany Ukraine Squad


England Squad
Referee (sky blue)
Dr. Felix Brych
45 (3 August 1975), München, FIFA-listed 2007.
7 Goal Attempts 10
2 Attempts on Target 6
Assistant Referees 0 Hit Bar/Post 0
Mark Borsch
44 (16 March 1977), Monchengladbach
Stefan Jupp
42 (9 September 1978)
3 Corner Kicks Won 2
Fourth official
Carlos del Cerro Grande 45 (13 March 1976) Alcala de Henares, Spain
Fifth Official - Juan
Carlos Yuste Jiménez, Spain
UEFA Referee Obsever - Nicola Rizzoli
, Italy
UEFA Delegate - Angelo Chetcuti
, Malta
0 Offside Calls Against 2
10 Fouls Conceded 4
49% Possession 51%
Video Assistant Officials from Germany Assistant one - Christian Dingert, 40
Marco Fritz
43 (3 October 1977), Korb, FIFA-listed 2012
Assistant two - Christian Gittelmann, 38
Assistant three - Bastian Dankert, 41

Ukraine Team

Rank: FIFA (23rd May 2021) 24th
EFO ranking
Group 8
ELO rating 21st to 24th
Colours: Made by Joma - Yellow crew-necked jerseys with yellow/blue collar/cuffs with an outline of Ukraine territory graphic on front, yellow shorts, yellow socks.
Capt: Andriy Yarmolenko Head Coach: Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko, 44 (29 September 1976), appointed 15 July 2016.
51st & final match, W 25 - D 13 - L 13 - F 71 - A 61. resigned 1 August 2021
Ukraine Lineup
1 Buschan, Heorhiy M. 27
33 days
31 May 1994 G FC Dynamo Kyiv 11 0
13 Zabarnyi, Illya B. 18
305 days
1 September 2002 RD FC Dynamo Kyiv 13 0
4 Kryvtsov, Serhiy A., injured off 35th min. (34:45) 30
110 days
15 March 1991 CD FC Shakhtar Donetsk 25 0
22 Matviyenko, Mykola O. 25
62 days
2 May 1996 LD FC Shakhtar Donetsk 41 0
21 Karavayev, Oleksandr O. 29
31 days
2 June 1992 RWB FC Dynamo Kyiv 38 1
10 Shaparenko, Mykola V. 22
272 days
4 October 1998 RM/
FC Dynamo Kyiv 17 0
5 Sydorchuk, Serhiy O., off 64th min. 30
62 days
2 May 1991 CM FC Dynamo Kyiv 41 3
17 Zinchenko, Oleksandr V. 24
200 days
15 December 1996 LM/
Manchester City FC, England 44 7
16 Mykolenko, Vitaliy S. 22
35 days
29 May 1999 LWB FC Dynamo Kyiv 19 0
7 Yarmolenko, Andriy M. 31
253 days
23 October 1989
in Leningrad, USSR
West Ham United FC, England 99 42
9 Yaremchuk, Roman O. 25
218 days
27 November 1995 LF/CF KAA Gent, Belgium 29 10
Ukraine Substitutes
scoreline: Ukraine 0 England 1
15 Tsyhankov, Viktor V., on 35th min. (34:55) for Kryvstov 23
230 days
15 November 1997
in Nahariya, Israel
LAM FC Dynamo Kyiv 29 6
scoreline: Ukraine 0 England 4
14 Makarenko, Yevhenii O., on 64th min. (63:22) for Sydorchuk 30
43 days
21 May 1991 LCM RSC Anderlecht, Belgium 14 0
result: Ukraine 0 England 4

unused substitutes:

2-Eduard Sobol, 3-Heorhiy Sudakov, 6-Taras Stepanenko, 11-Marlos, 12-Andriy Pyatov, 18-Roman Bezus, 20-Oleksandr Zubkov, 23-Anatoliy Trubin, 24-Oleksandr Tymchyk, 26-Artem Dobvyk.

team notes:

Serhiy Ktyvstov injured himself stooping for a low header (31:35) unchallenged and landing awkwardly. He battled on for another minute, repelling two English attacks before eventually collapsing (32:36) and  being replaced by Tsyhankov.
Heorhiy Sudakov, Oleksandr Tymchyk and Artem Dobvyk were all ready to replace their teammates, from 87:12, until Brych blew the final whistle on time.


This is only the second time that Ukraine have made it to quarter-final stage of any Major Competition. They reached the World Cup Finals quarter-final in 2006, at their first attempt.
This is their joint heaviest defeat at a major tournament - having lost to Spain in 2006.
This is their eleventh European Championship Final match, and they have conceded a goal in every one.

Head Coach Andriy Shevchenko played for the Ukraine against England and their very first meeting, May 2000. Captain in August 2004. He was then a goalscoring substitute in their first competitive meeting between the countries, April 2009, missing a penalty kick in October 2009. Making his fifth and final appearance against England in the Euro 2012 defeat in June 2012.

2-4-3-1 after 34 mins.
Buschan -
Zabarnyi, Kryvtsov (Tsyhankov), Matviyenko -
Karavayev, Shaparenko, Sydorchuk
(Makarenko), Zinchenko, Mykolenko -
Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk

notes: Tsyhankov went to the top of (L) midfield, along with Zinchenko (A) and Yarmolenko (R),
in front of Mykolenko (L), Makarenko (LC), Shaparenko (RC) and Karavayev (R).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26 years 46 days Appearances/Goals 30.9 5.7

England Team



FIFA (27th May 2021) 4th
EFO ranking Group One (3rd)
ELO rating 8th to 6th
Colours: The Nike 2020 home uniform - White crew-necked jerseys with navy blue collar and side trim, navy blue shorts with pale blue side stripe, white socks.
Capt: Harry Kane ³⁰
37th, W 24 - D 6 - L 7 - F 81 - A 28
Jordan Henderson 72:10
Manager: Gareth Southgate, 50 (3 September 1970), appointed caretaker manager on 27 September 2016, appointed as permanent manager on 30 November 2016.
59th match, W 38 - D 11 - L 10 - F 119 - A 38
England Lineup
1 Pickford, Jordan L. 27
118 days
7 March 1994 G Everton FC 36 27ᵍᵃ
2 Walker, Kyle A. 31
36 days
28 May 1990 RB Manchester City FC 59 0
5 Stones, John 27
36 days
28 May 1994 RCD Manchester City FC 47 2
Maguire, J. Harry 28
120 days
5 March 1993 LCD Manchester United FC 35 4
Shaw, Luke P.H., off 65th min. 25
356 days
12 July 1995 LB Manchester United FC 14 0
14 Phillips, Kalvin M., off 65th min. 25
213 days
2 December 1995 RDM Leeds United AFC 13 0
4 Rice, Declan, off 57th min. 22
170 days
14 January 1999 LDM West Ham United FC 22 1
17 Sancho, Jadon M. 21
102 days
25 March 2000 RAM Bsv Borussia 09 Dortmund, Germany 21 3
Mount, Mason T. 22
174 days
10 January 1999 AM Chelsea FC 19 4
Sterling, Raheem S., off 65th min. 26
207 days
8 December 1994
in Kingston, Jamaica
LAM Manchester City FC 66 17
Kane, Harry E., off 73rd min. 27
340 days
28 July 1993 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 59 37
England Substitutes
scoreline: Ukraine 0 England 3
Henderson, Jordan B., on 57th min. (56:24) for Rice 31
16 days
17 June 1990
Liverpool FC 62 43 1
97th goal scored by an England substitute second most appearanced Liverpool player
scoreline: Ukraine 0 England 4
12 Trippier, Kieran J., on 65th min. (64:05) for Shaw 30
287 days
19 September 1990 LB Club Atlético de Madrid, Spain 31 26 1
11 Rashford, Marcus, on 65th min. (64:16) for Sterling 23
245 days
31 October 1997 RAM Manchester United FC 45 21 11
26 Bellingham, Jude V.W., on 65th min. (64:44) for Phillips 18
4 days
29 June 2003 AM Bsv Borussia 09 Dortmund, Germany 7 1 0
18 Calvert-Lewin, Dominic N., on 73rd min. (72:33) for Kane 24
109 days
16 March 1997 LF Everton FC 11 5 4
final app 2020-21
result: Ukraine 0 England 4

unused substitutes:

7-Jack Grealish, 13-Aaron Ramsdale, 15-Tyrone Mings, 16-Conor Coady, 20-Phil Foden, 21-Ben Chilwell, 23-Sam Johnstone.

captain records:

Harry Kane is now equal with Tony Adams (5) in most European Championship Final captaincies.


England have kept seven consecutive clean sheets for the first time (662 minutes), beating the previous record of six (1966-67 (a record 709 mins), 1974-75 (639), 1983 (643) and 2006 (630))
No other country has kept clean sheets in their first five European Championship Finals matches.
Not since the 1965-66 season have England played eighteen matches in one season, and not since then have they won fourteen matches in a single season.
This is England's 200th competitive (WC, EC & NL) win.
Harry Kane is the tenth different England player to score against the Ukraine, and the first to score more than one.
Jordan Henderson is equal with Rio Ferdinand in being the most experienced player to score their first goal for England. Both getting their first on their 62nd appearance.
Manager Gareth Southgate played for the England against Ukraine and their very first meeting, May 2000.
4-2-3-1 Pickford -
Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw
(Trippier) -
(Bellingham), Rice (Henderson) -
Sancho, Mount, Sterling
(Rashford) -
notes: when Bellingham came on, he took up an attacking midfield role, with Henderson behind him.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26 years 6 days Appearances/Goals 35.5 5.8

    Match Report by Mike Payne

Have you ever sat through an England game, so relaxed and confident of victory, than this match against Ukraine?  I don’t know about you, but usually I am fraught with anxiety and anguish when we play such a vital game, but not this time. What a performance that was! England won the toss and decided to bat, oh no, sorry, wrong sport!   But, boy oh boy, did the openers do well.

England began brightly, and in only the fourth minute, Raheem Sterling picked up possession on the left, cut inside, and threaded a wonderful pass into the path of Harry Kane, 12 yards out.   Was Harry back to his best, you bet he was, as he prodded the ball past the goalkeeper to give his team the perfect start.   The goal laid the foundation for the rest of the match as England’s confidence grew and grew.

To be fair, Ukraine then had a spell of good possession, but the England unit, and that is exactly what it was, had no intention of giving their opponents any hint of their goal, closing down quickly and effectively. Ukraine managed a couple of attacks down the wings, but as soon as the crosses came in, the England defenders cleared the danger. The only real scare came in the 19th minute when Kyle Walker’s loose pass allowed Roman Yaremchuk a run at goal coming in from the left. Just for a moment, the heart missed a beat, but there was Jordan Pickford to dive to his right to shovel the shot round a post for a corner. The chance had come from an England mistake, and it was a narrow squeak, but as it turned out, it would be the nearest Ukraine would get to a goal.

On 22 minutes a positive break by Jadon Sancho worked the ball to Sterling who then combined with the rejuvenated Luke Shaw down the left, for the Manchester United full-back to pull back a glorious ball across the box from the bye-line. Unfortunately, there was no England player following up and Ukraine cleared the danger. Six minutes later Shaw sent in an excellent free-kick which Kane met with his head, but cleared the crossbar with the header. It was good to see this improved delivery from set-pieces though, one of the few weaknesses from England’s early games in the tournament. They have obviously put in some serious work on the training ground.

England came very close to a second goal on 33 minutes after more fine approach play by Sterling. The ball went into the box but was only cleared to the onrushing Declan Rice who hit a screamer on target, only for the goalkeeper, Heorhiy Buschan to parry the ball away, and then cleared as England players tried to pounce on the rebound. On a break shortly afterwards, Ukraine attacked down the left, but the England central defenders, dominant throughout, cleared any possible thought of danger. Sancho, looking very lively, was next to come close. Shaw again broke clear and his cross was gathered by Sancho with his back to goal. A quick turn and shot again brought the best out of Buschan, but it would have been to no avail as Shaw had been flagged offside. The rest of the half played out with England comfortably holding their lead at the break, although my notes did say that we needed that second goal.

A minute after the restart we all got our wish granted. A free-kick on the left was beautifully flighted in by Shaw, and there was the immense figure of Harry Maguire to power home a terrific unstoppable header. Was it a dream? Had we just woken up from our slumbers? No, it was all true and it was the England team that was in dreamland! It couldn’t get any better could it? It certainly could, and four minutes later England made it 3-0. Once again it was Shaw at the heart of things as his cross came in from the left to give Kane a downwards header that flew through the goalkeeper’s legs. The England players, and the few England fans that had managed to get into the stadium were ecstatic, as were the many millions watching at home.

To calm things down England then had to concentrate for a while as Ukraine had a spell of good possession, but England’s work ethic in closing players down was outstanding and it meant that the Ukraine players had nowhere to go.

Gareth Southgate, who it must be said has made all the right decisions so far, decided to bring on Jordan Henderson for Rice, who had again played well. Rice’s booking in the Germany game would probably have been in Southgate’s thoughts at that moment. He wanted the player available for any possible semi-final match.

England continued with their dominant play, and just as it felt against Germany that their opponents often seemed to have an extra man, this time it was Ukraine who must have thought that. On 62 minutes England came so close to a fourth goal. As the ball looped up to Kane on the edge of the box in the inside-left position, the Spurs man hit a perfect volley at goal. It had to be a goal and a magnificent hat-trick, but no, the save of the game by Buschan prevented the celebrations becoming even louder. Football at its best though.

The icing on the cake came seconds later from the resultant corner after Bushan’s save. Mason Mount’s cross was met by a brilliant glancing header from Henderson, to his absolute joy scoring the goal he so much wanted. He had finally broken his scoring duck after 62 internationals for his country.

A standing ovation for Shaw with just over 20 minutes to go, as Southgate brought him off, along with Sterling and Phillips, who was also on a booking, and on came Kieran Trippier, Marcus Rashford and Jude Bellingham as replacements. One of the big strengths of this England squad is the quality they have on the bench, and there was still Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and others to call upon if necessary. An embarrassment of riches for the Manager. Rashford’s first action saw him win a corner, but this time the cross was too high for Maguire. Pickford mis-kicked a clearance, which brought a little scare, and then Kane went off to be replaced by Dominic Calvert-Lewin. On 74 minutes Yevhenii Makarenko fired in a fierce shot, which Pickford blocked, although none too convincingly. However, the goalkeeper did keep his clean sheet intact, something very precious to him. His kicking, often his strong point, had let him down a little in this match, and he fluffed another clearance before gathering the ball safely. He had saved anything that did come his way though.

England were still closing the Ukrainians down really well in the closing stages, a testament to their fitness It was easy for England to play out the remaining time, as Ukraine were a spent force. They knew they had been well and truly beaten by this England team, who now face a mighty match against Denmark back at Wembley in the semi-final.


Source Notes

BBC Sport
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor