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Ukraine vs England LIVE: Euro 2024 qualifying latest updates as Kyle Walker equalises after Zinchenko goal

Follow all the action as the top two in Group C go head to head in Wroclaw, Poland

Chris Wilson
Saturday 09 September 2023 19:56 BST
Kane's German advantage as England face Ukraine in EURO qualifiers

Qualification may be a formality for England but a 1-1 draw against Ukraine showed that Gareth Southgate’s team selection isn’t. The manager has a few issues to work out if they are to meet this great challenge to become trophy winners next summer. This match must still be framed by the fervour of the nominal home team, as an admirable Ukrainian side turned the fervour of the tens of thousands who travelled to the Wroclaw Stadium in Poland into a fine performance.

That raised this entire occasion way beyond a European Championship qualifier, and into something much more special, that often felt like a privilege to witness. The moment of Zinchenko’s opening goal was uplifting.

It is why England could perhaps be forgiven for getting caught a little cold in a game they would have seen as just one more step to an inevitable qualification. This was something else for Ukraine. It was a national event.

Follow all the latest reaction after Ukraine vs England below.


Ukraine 1-1 England

48mins: England starting the second half how they started the first, dominating possession but not being incisive.

Henderson finds Bellingham with a cross, but the Madrid man can’t get any power on the header.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 18:05

HT Ukraine 1-1 England

The teams are coming back out now, and it looks like Ukraine are making a chance.

Serhiy Kryvstov comes on for Matviyenko.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 18:02

HT Ukraine 1-1 England

England’s goal was set up by a man who is the country’s all-time top goalscorer, and scored by a man who had never been on the scoresheet for England.

Kyle Walker’s first England goal comes from Harry Kane’s 19th assist.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 18:00

Half-time: Ukraine 1-1 England

After a laboured start that threatened to cause a sour end to the first half, England will be happy to end the half level.

A well-worked goal from Ukraine was cancelled out by a touch of class from Harry Kane and a composed touch and finish by Walker, but England will want to perform far better in the second period.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 17:48

45mins: Just one minute of added time at the end of the first half. Saka sends a cross to Kane, but the captain can only head it back across goal and there’s no one waiting.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 17:47

Goal! Ukraine 1-1 England (Walker, 40)

40mins: It looks like another laboured move from England, with Kane holding the ball near the centre circle. However, he looks up to see Kyle Walker making the run in-behind, and finds him with a lovely lofted pass.

The right-back takes the ball down well, waits for the ball to bounce and pokes it past the keeper, and after a brief VAR check the goal stands.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 17:44

Ukraine 1-0 England

35mins: Maddison is almost through in goal after Henderson intercepts a loose ball, but he miscontrols the pass from Bellingham. He’d got in between the two centre-backs there.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 17:37

Ukraine 1-0 England

34mins: James Maddison is yellow carded for a late challenge on Zabarnyi, after England felt like they should have received a couple of free-kicks.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 17:35

Ukraine 1-0 England

32 mins: An England throw-in near Ukraine’s box ends up back at the feet of Jordan Pickford, which is perhaps an illustration of how this game is going for England.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 17:34

Ukraine 1-0 England

31mins: England continue to press without creating anything clear-cut. Maddison is dropping into midfield more, trying to create something.

Chris Wilson9 September 2023 17:32

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