In the end Frank Lampard delivered the draw that England just about deserved. There will be talk of a disallowed goal, a waved-away penalty appeal and missed chances but this was far from a convincing performance. Roy Hodgson will have targeted a win at the start of the night but settled for a point by the end of it.
It may be the latest version of a new-look England, the latest mix of the last remnants of the Golden generation wit...More
Following on from their five-goal victory against Moldova, England face Ukraine in their first home qualifier for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Roy Hodgson’s side will be wary of the threat from the Ukrainians, having faced them earlier this summer in the European Championships.
England made the perfect start with their 5-0 win in Chisinau on Friday night and Hodgson was able to run the rule over his young players such as Tom Cleverl...More
After another row regarding goalline technology in the Ukraine vs England final group stage game, former Three Lions international Ray Wilkins believes that it is ‘beyond a joke’ that goalline technology has yet to be installed.
UEFA president Michel Platini insists that there is no need for goalline technology and, while FIFA president Sepp Blatter thinks it is now a ‘necessity’ for technology, there has yet to be action. Arguments ...More
Napoleon supposedly once said: “I have plenty of clever generals, give me one lucky one”. Could it be that in Roy Hodgson the FA have hit upon a lucky manager?
The history books will tell future generations that this game was won thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal two minutes into the second half, but a goal-line clearance by John Terry 16 minutes later preserved that lead and stopped a resurgent Ukraine getting a foothold in the game. ...More
The final games of the Euro 2012 group stage round off tonight with England, Ukraine and France all vying for qualification and Sweden fighting for pride. The English face off against the co-hosts, Ukraine, needing at least a point to qualify whilst Ukraine will go into the game needing a win.
Ukraine will come into game after a treacherous night at the Donbass Arena which saw them lose 2-0 to France after an electrical storm postpo...More
Ukraine’s mission is simple - win. Any other result against England would mean that the co-hosts would be joining Poland in an early exit from Euro 2012, with the Three Lions advancing to the quarter-finals along with France. That will be easier said than done having suffered defeat to Les Bleus in their last game as well as now sweating on the fitness of their talisman and captain Andrei Shevchenko.
Blokhin will give the nation’s a...More
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