FT: England 1 Ukraine 1

Full-time. That's it. England draw at home. Not the result they were looking for at the start but it took a late equaliser in the end courtesy of Lampard's penalty. There was to be no winner though - Gerrard's red card preventing any late surge. A fair result as both teams had their chances.

Hart punches away and Jagielka clears.

Johnson is booked for a lunging tackle. Got the ball too. Might have been yellow for the reaction.

Nazarenko on for Rotan.

Great work by Milner. Both teams looking for a winner.

Johnson shoots ambitiously with Defoe well placed.

There will be four minutes added time.

Devic gets in behind Jagielka but Lescott is there to help out.

Devic on for Zozulia.

Gerrard is off! Second yellow card for a clumsy lunge.

England pushing for a winner now, dominating possession but they'll need to keep the back door shut.

Goal! Lampard blasts the ball home!

Penalty given! Handball in the box as Welbeck tries to flick the ball over his man.

Ukraine break and nearly double the lead. On a knife-edge.

Sturridge crosses from the left and it comes back out to Welbeck who nicks the ball and goes down under a challenge but the referee is not impressed. Strong shout for a penalty.

This time it is a header from Welbeck easily saved.

Chance! Gerrard finds Sturridge out on the left and it falls nicely for Welbeck just yards out. He strikes the post! A clear chance to equalise spurned.

Welbeck has made a difference here showing real purpose on and off the ball but England looking increasingly desperate now.

Ukraine break but Milner does well to clear.

Gerrard with the free-kick but Piatov punches away under pressure from Jagielka.

Garmash booked for pulling back Welbeck.

Milner with the pass down the flank but Johnson isn't there this time and it's a goal-kick.

Defoe in space for the first time in a while and he shoots just wide.

Selin off for Shevchuk.

Milner booked for an aerial challenge.

Bertrand on for Baines.

Gerrard engineers space on the right but Milner's cross is just over Defoe and then Baines cannot keep it in play.

Lazy pass from Jagielka concedes possession. England not done enough in this second half to get a draw that could be so important.

Lescott booked for pulling back Zozulia.

Sturridge on for Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Johnson beats two men with neat footwork and then sees his effort tipped wide by the keeper. Goal-kick given but that was heading for the bottom corner without Piatov's intervention.

Zozulia ruled offside. England increasingly urgent in their play.

Johnson wins a corner with a powerful run down the right after a good flick by Milner.

Ukraine taking their time when in possession. They're happy with this one and content to play on the break.

Good pressure from England now but Johnson fouls near the byline. Welbeck looks like he will operate in an advanced position on the left with Oxlade-Chamberlain moving into a central role.

Welbeck is on for Cleverley.

Oxlade-Chamberlain with a shot from a similar distance to the one Konoplianka scored from but the effort is weak.

Nice one-two between Baines and Cleverley but the cut back cannot find Lampard.

Tymoschuk error lets Defoe away but he has little support and cannot find Cleverley.

Ukraine backing off Lescott and Jagielka well and the defenders do not have the passing range to find a way through.

Garmash with the header but straight at Hart.

Sloppy pass from Jagielka and Konoplianka gets away. He tries to find Zozulia with a left-wing cross but Baines does well to intercept and concede a corner.

Gerrard trying to find Lampard with a training ground routine but Ukraine are wise to it and it doesn't come off.

Selin booked for the trip.

Milner got away from Selin there after a good ball from Johnson. He wins a free-kick in a dangerous position.

Lengthy delay as Rotan is treated. Gerrard caught him with a stray arm.

Lampard bullies his way through and fires a volley that flashes across the goal for a goal-kick.

Volley from Rotan is wide.

Sloppy crossfield pass from Oxlade-Chamberlain puts England in trouble and then when the ball comes back he fails to stop the cross from Yarmolenko. Johnson is forced to concede a corner.

Lampard puts it in but Ukraine clear.

Dangerous ball across from Johnson. Rolls across the six-yard box but there is nobody on the end of it. Got a touch and that's a corner.

Defoe is booked for leading with his arm in an aerial challenge with Tymoschuk.

Johnson miscontrols an easy pass near the touchline and that's a throw-in to Ukraine.

Ukraine kick-off and the second half is underway.

Half-time. That's the end of the first half. Evenly balanced in many ways and England will be disappointed to have had Defoe's effort chalked off. But it's Ukraine 1-0 up thanks to Konoplianka's superb strike.

Again it's Cleverley! Milner does well to beat two players near the corner flag then finds Cleverley on the edge of the six-yard box. He shifts the ball a yard then fires hard against the outside of the near post.

Lampard does well to get away down the right and he pulls the ball back for Cleverley in the centre. He needs to get a good contact but again there in no conviction about the finish and it drifts wide of the post. He's had the chances in this half.

Lampard is appealing for a penalty for handball after his left-footed shot strikes a Ukraine man but the visitors are on the break. It comes to nothing but England are walking a tightrope now - they daren't attack in too many numbers for fear of being punished on the counter-attack but the onus is all on them now.

Milner feeds Cleverley on the right and he fizzes a cross over but it is too strong for the men in the middle. Baines wins a corner on the other flank.

Rare of Lescott to give the ball away. He tried a simple little pass on England's left wing and got it wrong. Ukraine swiftly switched the play and punished the home side. Gerrard couldn't get close enough and there was nothing Hart could do.

Goal! Like Ukraine just have! Konoplianka with a wonderful finish, curled right-footed effort cutting in from the left.

More calm build-up play from England. They've gone about this the right way and created a couple of good chances but will need to put them away.

Now it's Ukraine with a chance. Zozulia with a left-footed shot over the bar. Another warning for England.

Chance! Gerrard crosses for Defoe to head at the far post. The striker mistimes his header but the ball fires back across goal to find Cleverley in space just yards out to stroke the ball home - but somehow he finds the legs of the goalkeeper. Some miss when, as the saying goes, it would have been easier to score.

Long spell of possession for Ukraine now before Selin miscontrols. England with the ball now but each side a little cautious to commit too many men forward. Respectful of the other on the break.

Chance for Ukraine. Selin crosses from the left and Garmash tries to toe-poke home but knocks the ball over the bar. If he had gone with his head it would surely have been a goal.

Milner is ruled to have had his foot high there and England's attack comes to an end for now. Settled into a pattern with England having possession and Ukraine a threat on the counter-attack.

Gerrard finds Jagielka with the corner and the centre-back heads at goal but it is blocked.

Good strength from Milner as he holds off his marker to turn in the right channel but the defender gets back to well to block the shot. Corner to England.

A little taste of what Oxlade-Chamberlain can do as he leaves his man with ease but then wrongfoots Cleverley with the pass inside and Ukraine come away with the ball.

Good pressing from England but Cleverley is adjudged to have fouled his man.

Oxlade-Chamberlain backheel finds Cleverley on the left flank but the Man Utd man is crowded out.

Another clever pass from Gerrard finds Defoe on the edge of the box. The forward tries a deft flick to put Milner through but the winger didn't quite read it and Piatov is off his line to claim.

Far better possession from England as they take a patient approach.

Defoe's only touch so far has been the disallowed goal. England will be desperate to get him involved again but Tymoschuk making it difficult for the home side to get any possession in an advanced position.

Zozulia tries to muscle Jagielka out of it as they battle for a high-ball. He briefly seems to be through but the referee awards the free-kick in England's favour this time.

Cleverley coming deep on a regular basis in search of the ball.

Tidy play from England in midfield and Gerrard finds Johnson well again. But his pass is behind Milner who is struggling to get involved.

England looking vulnerable but threatening - not sure Hodgson will like that.

Cleverley loses the ball in midfield and Ukraine break. They have a man over and use him. Rotan just has to sidefoot home and does so - but Gerrard is there to clear just a couple of yards off the line with Hart beaten.

Oxlade-Chamberlain with a run but he is muscled out of it. Goal-kick.

Gerrard with another wonderful long-range pass to find Baines and that's better from England. Chance breaks down with Milner but it has raised the crowd.

Defoe beats three men with brilliant body-strength and then blasts the ball into the net... but the referee pulls it back for a foul on Yarmolenko. There was a palm to the face of his marker by Defoe but that's a little harsh. Nothing you don't see from players as they try to hold off their man. And it was a great individual effort.

Gusiev finds Konoplianka who cuts back on his right foot and fires a low cross towards Yarmolenko at the near post. The ball nearly falls nicely for him at the second attempt but Hart is alert.

Gerrard with a superb long-range pass finds Johnson who then beats his marker before scuffing a left-footed effort goalwards but it is cleared. More encouraging from England.

Baines is beaten by Gusiev and the low cross seems to be in England's area for an age before Johnson desperately clears.

Konoplianka down under a challenge from Johnson. Free-kick. Good possession from the visitors.

Lescott clears.

Gusiev crosses and it's overhit but there's a deflection, Hart misjudges that and it's out for a corner.

Baines swamped early on under good pressure from Ukraine. England players already know this will be a tougher test.

Early touch for Jagielka. Then Johnson is too casual with a pass before Hart hits the Ukraine striker with a clearance. Gerrard is limping after a challenge too. Not the best start from England.

England kick-off and we are underway.

The players are out on the pitch. We're going through the handshake rituals and the anthems are about to play.

John: "3-0 to England tonight. I like the back four to do a good job. The two Everton players and ex-Toffee should know each well."

Jack: "I feel England will continue the form of Friday's game and come away 4-0 winners. Lampard, Gerrard, Oxlade-Chamberlain and substitute Adam Lallana. Really rate that kid."

A word for the youngsters on the bench. Jake Livermore, Adam Lallana and 17-year-old Raheem Sterling all there. It'll be interesting if we see any of them make an appearance this evening.

Daniel: "I reckon that England will have a tough game ahead of them but I think that the outcome will be 2-1 to the Three Lions. Goals from Chamberlain and Defoe."

Not too shocked by the Jagielka one myself. He scored against Italy and seems to have fitted in well within the England set-up. Throw in the Everton connection and that Spain clean sheet and it's not too difficult to see the thinking. I guess Cahill has that Champions League medal though!

Jon says: "Jagielka instead of Cahill??? Really? Wow!!"

Jack has been in touch on Twitter. He says: "I'm thinking a 2-0 England win after all the confidence from the first game."

England have won 15 of their last 19 qualifiers and are technically unbeaten under Roy Hodgson (if you ignore those pesky penalties). There were plenty of encouraging signs in the 5-0 win over Moldova and Hodgson will be looking for more of the same in front of a large Wembley crowd.

Ukraine will be out for revenge after England eliminated them from Euro 2012 on their own turf earlier in the summer. But Andriy Shevchenko has retired since then and Oleg Blokhin's side could only manage a goalless draw at home to Czech Republic last month.

Our friends at Sky Bet make England 1/2 favourites to win tonight with Ukraine 11/2 outsiders. The draw is available at 16/5.

Just the one change from Friday's team in Moldova with Phil Jagielka chosen to replace the injured John Terry. Jagielka has been preferred to Gary Cahill and that's probably down to the relationship Jagielka forged with Lescott at Everton - they also paired up well to keep a clean sheet against Spain in November.

England: Hart; Johnson, Jagielka, Lescott, Baines; Milner, Gerrard, Lampard, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Cleverley; Defoe.

Ukraine: Piatov; Gusiev, Khacheridi, Rakitskiy, Selin; Tymoschuk; Garmash, Yarmolenko, Rotan, Konoplianka; Zozulia.

Any thoughts or predictions just let me know either by email at adam.bate@bskyb.com or on Twitter @GhostGoal

The England team has been announced and will be up shortly.

Welcome to our live commentary of England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley.

Kick-off is 2000 BST.


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