FT: England 1 Ukraine 0

Rooney's goal is enough to secure the victory. The Three Lions will now face Italy in the quarter-finals on Sunday after winning Group D. France have finished second after losing to Sweden. Devic's shot had crossed the line before being cleared by Terry. England make it through to the knockout stages. But the focus is likely to be on the match officials and their failure to spot that Devic's shot had crossed the line before being cleared by Terry. The goalline technology debate will continue. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.

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Ukraine have looked like they have given up hope. Yarmolenko cannot be faulted for effort, though, and curls another shot wide.

ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of three minutes added time before the final whistle.

Parker again puts his body on the line to block a cross. It has been a typically brave performance from the Tottenham midfielder.

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Goalscorer Rooney is off and is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Shevchenko is rightly booked for a wild sliding challenge on Young. The England player is not happy about the tackle.

Ukraine have a succession of corners, but survive. Hart is verbally blasting his defenders after England eventually earn a goal-kick.

England are now deep and compact. Their midfielders and defenders are in set positions and will not be shifting for their defensive strategy for the finals minutes.

Sloppy from Nazarenko as he gifts possession to England on the edge of the Ukraine box. Rooney and Carroll, though, make a mess of things.

England make another change. Carroll is on in place of Welbeck.

Substitute Nazarenko tries his luck from 25 yards. It is over the crossbar. Inaccurate shooting has been a recurring theme for Ukraine at these finals. As it stands, the co-hosts are joining Poland in going out of the competition.

Into the final 10 minutes. As it stands, England are still set to win the group and would face Italy in Kiev on Sunday.

Booking for Cole for time wasting at a throw-in.

Garmash off; Serhiy Nazarenko on

Milevskiy off; Bohdan Butko on

Another corner to England. Pyatov is again unconvincing and Ukraine just about survive.

Rakitskiy then goes in the book for a body check on Gerrard.

Excellent reactions from Lescott as he is first too a rebound after Hart had been caught out by an initial Yarmolenko swerving shot.

Booking for Gerrard for seemingly using his elbows in an aerial challenge.

Fantastic challenge from Cole on his own byline gives Ukraine a corner. Centre-back Rakitskiy comes across to take the set-piece. He whacks it well over the head of all his team-mates.

There is also a danger of England dropping too deep in the closing stages.

England now really need to try and keep some possession to prevent Ukraine from building any sort of momentum in the final 20 minutes.

Devic is off and, to a huge roar, Ukraine send on Shevchenko.

Milner off; Walcott on. The pace of Walcott on a counter-attack will be a huge weapon for England.

Cole is denied his first international goal after more flapping from Pyatov. His shot is cleared on the line.

England, though, have now moved up the other end of the field.

England are wobbling slightly. They need to clear their heads. Could be a good time for substitutions.

More replays clearly show Devic's effort crossed the line. What on earth was the extra official doing stood just yards to the right of England's goal?

Tymoshchuk is the first player of the night to go in the book

England break up the other end of the field and have four on three attackers. Tymoshchuk, though, brings down Parker on the edge of the box.

Devic breaks through the middle of the England defence. He shoots at goal and the pace is taken off the ball by a great save from Hart. But it loops up and towards goal. Terry gets back and slides a clearance. However, replays show the ball clearly crossed the line.

Corner to Ukraine and what a miss from Milevskiy. From a cross, he heads over the bar from six yards. England will be very thankful Shevchenko is not on the pitch.

Milner has his critics, but he has got through an incredible amount of running this evening. He again chases a lost cause.

Young instead turns the ball around the corner and to the feet of Welbeck. An eventual cross towards Terry is cleared by Ukraine.

Cole wins quite a generous free-kick from Garmash. Young is going send the ball into the box from wide on the left.

England have defended well under pressure. Lescott wins a header over the top of Milevskiy.

Teasing cross from Young. On the right corner of Ukraine's box, he dinks the ball towards Rooney at the far post. But there is just too much height on the delivery. Goal-kick.

Sweden have just gone one goal in front against France.

Another corner for Ukraine, Gerrard reads the delivery to the edge of the box and sets England on a counter-attack. Rooney is put through in a foot race with Yarmolenko. But does not have the pace. He is caught by Yarmolenko and the move breaks down. What a waste.

Konoplyanka's second corner is headed well clear by Welbeck at the near post.

Hart takes no chances and tips a cross behind for a corner. Cole heads behind the first set-piece for another corner at the near post.

Selin is left in a heap by Gerrard. England's captain is fully committed to the challenge and wins the ball with a crunch.

Ukraine have responded with pressure in the England half. England need to keep their focus. At present, they are going to win the group and face Italy in the quarter-finals.

Who else? Ukraine cleared the first corner, but Gerrard had another chance to cross from the right. He fired it in at pace and, after a couple of deflections, Pyatov made a horrible mess of attempting to collect the ball. Rooney was left with a simple header for a tap-in at the back post.

GOAL ROONEY (1-0)!!!

Milner wins England a corner.

Ukraine go looking for Gusev. He is wearing No.9 and it is easy to see his attacking intent. He plays as a winger at club level, but is full-back for Ukraine.

WE'RE BACK: England get what looks set to be a tense second half under way.

John Keating says: "Although it may sound bias because I am an Liverpool fan, but for me Gerrard has been instrumental this half. I don't think Milner should have started, Walcott to come on, and I'd like to see big Andy given a crack of the whip. 1-0 England! Come on England!!! "

D Mollayev says: "Ukraine are clearly dominating, however, the result can go either way as we have experienced before in this tournament. Not looking good for England down the road even if they survive."

Allan Mitchell says: "England will need to score early otherwise I can see Ukraine sneaking a winner."

Matt Jeffrey says: "This is why Rooney shouldn't have started. He could've made an impact sub, whereas Carroll? Not so sure... No half-time subs."

Les Hudson says: "Theo should have started."

Jim Boles says: "Let's be frank. England are playing against the Ukraine and are not losing but not winning. Can they really expect to up their game against the likes of Spain or Italy? If this were the Premier League England would qualify for Europa league at best. We are outclassed."

The last time England failed to have a shot on target in the first half of a game at the Euros was in 1980 against Italy. Coincidently, that is one of the games against a European Championship host which they lost.

Rooney wasted the best chance of the half when heading Young's cross wide of the target. England are having to defend under pressure and it could be a nervy second half. But, at present, they are qualifying for the knockout stages. Let me have your thoughts at peter.fraser@bskyb.com or via Twitter @SkySportsPeteF.


At an England throw-in, Milner is baffled as he is adjudged to have committed a foul when backing in to Selin.

England comfortably clear the corner. Hodgson's men are now playing for half-time. They have not been overly convincing, but they are getting the job done.

Yarmolenko - Maradona in disguise? He jinks past Parker, leaving the Tottenham man in a heap, before also beating Cole. Lescott then clears for a corner.

Parker tries his luck from 30 yards with a volley at a bouncing ball. It loops slowly wide and pitches before going out of play. He had the option to pass to left or right, which would have been the better decision.

Terry is having a good game. He plays another accurate, long pass to the advancing Johnson. The full-back then plays a ball to Welbeck, who cannot control.

A mistake from Milner gives Ukraine the ball. Cole is across on the cover and then Gerrard clears up field to Welbeck.

Blokhin is on the edge of his technical area and barking orders at his players. The clear gesture is he wants to stretch England across the field.

Milevskiy sends another effort off target for Ukraine. It is no surprise that, before kick-off, Ukraine had only four shots on target at Euro 2012.

Don't speak too soon. Cole gets forward to the Ukraine byline. Milner makes a run across the pitch to the near post. Unfortunately for England, Rakitskiy can clear.

Ukraine are fully focused on using the flanks. Gusev and Selin are racing forward from full-back at every opportunity and are forcing Cole and Johnson to focus on defending.

Young tracks back and follows Gusev's run this time. He stops the ball at the byline before clearing for a throw-in to Ukraine.

But Cole is being forced back by Gusev, who is charging forward at every opportunity.

Young is beginning to have an influence on the game.

Another England corner as Young's shot deflects behind. Gerrard takes the set-piece. Terry is unmarked and meets the ball, but he cannot quite get over the delivery and nods high over the crossbar.

Save from Hart. Ukraine play the ball across the field and Yarmolenko gets one-on-one with Cole. Yarmolenko manages to create space for a shot. He looks to curl it into the far corner. Hart, though, can dive to his right and gather in his chest. Warning for England. Ukraine's best chance so far.

Welbeck will be exhausted if the game continues in this fashion. He is getting through endless running, as normal, but is hardly getting a touch.

What a miss from Rooney! Terry finds Young with a cross-field ball. Young then crosses and finds Rooney. The Manchester United man is completely unmarked at the back post, but glances his header wide of the far post. That was a horrible miss. Rooney has his head in his hands, rightly.

Terrible cross from Milner on the right. He clears Rooney and gifts possession back to Ukraine. Milner has not had much of an impact so far at Euro 2012. He has been doing the work of tracking back.

Ukraine give England a cheap free-kick wide on the left for a foul on Young. Gerrard again sends in a dangerous delivery. A combination of Tymoshchuk and Rakitskiy clear the set-piece.

England keeping the ball across the halfway line with Gerrard. The Ukraine crowd are booing and whistling.

Gerrard whips the free-kick into the box from the right. It is just across the face of the six-yards box. Rooney just misses the ball and a flapping Pyatov, again, is lucky to see the ball deflect away for a corner. The set-piece corner is then comfortably cleared.

Positive stuff from Johnson. He runs the ball into the Ukraine half before being brought down by Devic. Free-kick.

Young fails to collect a cross-field pass. Gusev pounces on the mistake and rifles a shot just past the post. Hart was diving at full stretch. England need to be careful, Ukraine are beginning to dominate.

Cole takes no chances when dealing with Johnson's header across England's penalty area. Cole hoofs the ball out of play for a throw-in when Devic was lurking.

Ukraine have the worst shooting accuracy of any team at Euro 2012. Their accuracy currently stands at 17 per cent.

Rooney and Welbeck are looking very lonely in the Ukraine half. Young and Milner are tracking back and Gerrard and Parker are very deep.

From Rooney's poor touch, Ukraine break and Konoplyanka's venomous shot after cutting in from the left looks to be on target before deflecting away off a crowd in the penalty area.

England's clear focus is on counter-attacking. They know they only need a draw and are not chasing the game. Rooney is looking a little rusty. His control has again given Ukraine the ball.

Selin is a good outlet for Ukraine. Another cross from the left just takes an important touch off Terry to take it away from Milevskiy.

Horrible waste from Rakitskiy. The centre-back had moved up field and tried a shot from 35 yards. It is high over the crossbar. If he thought he would beat Hart from there, it is wishful thinking.

Gerrard takes the set-piece. Goalkeeper Pyatov flaps a little, but still manages to punch away the corner.

Corner to England as Oleh Gusev puts Johnson's cross, which was directed towards Rooney, out of play.

Yevhen Selin somehow digs out a cross after an overlapping run down the left. The ball finds Devic inside the penalty area, but Parker makes a brave block on the resulting shot.

Excellent ball from Gerrard to spray a pass out to the left to Cole. England retain possession, but then Cole's cross-shot is straight at goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov. Welbeck goes down off the ball. It looks like he might have been body-checked in the penalty area.

Free-kick to England inside their own half. Milevskiy is guilty of high studs on Glen Johnson.

The ball is not sticking up front for England. Rooney's touch lets him down and gifts possession back to Ukraine.

Ukraine know England are going to be very solid in central areas of the play and are looking to spread the ball wide. But then Artem Milevskiy breaks through the heart of field before being intercepted.

Straight up the other end and Garmash has the chance to set his sights on the England goal. He goes closer than Yarmolenko from 25 yards. But his right-footed effort from the left swerves wide and high.

Rooney leads and England counter-attack. But a good challenge from Denys Garmash stops the striker inside the Ukraine half.

Parker and Gerrard clearly told not to dive in to any challenges. They are standing off Ukraine's midfielders. The focus, as ever with Hodgson, is on discipline, shape and tactics.

It is a steady start from England. They are letting Ukraine have the ball in their own half. Welbeck and Rooney are dropping deep.

Ashley Cole takes a throw-in. The Chelsea full-back enters the record books tonight as the most capped man in English tournament history.

Andriy Yarmolenko cuts in from the left and unleashes a long-range shot. It is well off target and Hart can watch the ball go wide.

Marko Devic looks to latch on to a ball behind the England defence. But Joleon Lescott can track the run and clear the ball.

KICK-OFF: Ukraine get the game going

Ukraine boss Oleh Blokhin is motionless as their national anthem is performed. But what an impressive side-parting he boasts. It defies gravity.

'God Save the Queen' rings around the stadium.

Here come England and Ukraine at a hostile Donbass Arena. Gerrard leads England out of the tunnel. It is essentially an away atmosphere for England. Kick-off is less than 10 minutes away.

For those who came in late. Shame on you. Here's a round-up of the team news. Rooney will be searching for his first tournament goal in eight years after returning to the England side after suspension. The Manchester United striker is recalled in place of Carroll in the only change from the side who defeated Sweden 3-2. Walcott remains amongst the substitutes despite scoring and setting up Welbeck's winner against the Swedes. Ukraine striker Shevchenko had failed to recover from the knee injury suffered against Sweden and then aggravated against France and he is replaced up front by Marko Devic.

Davey Whitfield says: "I reckon they should have started tonight's game how the last one ended and bring Rooney on a little after. Walcott to start.

Tonight's referee is Hungarian Viktor Kassai. He also refereed the Wembley Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United in 2011.

The bookies have been in touch. If you fancy a flutter, SkyBet say: "England go into their final Group D encounter with Ukraine knowing a draw (12/5) is enough to see them through to the quarter-finals. The co-hosts will need a win, available at 12/5, to progress on home soil but they have only beaten England once in four games. The Three Lions have come out on top in three of the other four encounters - only conceding two goals in the process - and Hodgson's side are 10/11 to win and 9/4 to win to nil. Rooney is set to start after his two-match suspension and he is 9/2 to open the scoring on his return and 11/8 to notch in 90 minutes. We also have a number of specials requested by our Twitter followers, including any Manchester United player to open the scoring at 11/4."

Simon Bintley says: "I would have liked to see Phil Jagielka in for Terry. Terry looked a step slow against Sweden. Rooney's time to shine. 2-1 England. Hart will save the day."

Lee Emerson says: "Pleased the way Hodgson has done so far. Personally, I would have left Rooney on bench. The team were playing well. The only fault I have is that John Terry should be dropped, too slow, and he makes England play deep."

Neil Doran says: "Good dilemma for Roy to have all his strikers in form. Good idea to play Rooney, our best player, and rest Big Andy - who will be needed later on in the tournament. I must admit watching England can be the most worrying, horrible and nervy experience as we England fans want them to win so bad. Come on England!!"

Paul Bryden says: "Should England stick to winning ways? Well they drew the first and only won against Sweden by 'making a change' England have not looked like scoring and all the goals have come out of nothing so the inclusion of Rooney is a great move. COME ON ENGLAND!!!!"

Spain or Italy await in the quarter-finals. Whoever wins Group D will face Italy in the knockout stages. Whoever finishes second will face defending world and European champions Spain.

Before anyone asks about coefficients, it is the complex system UEFA uses as the basis for its ranking system. England currently have a better coefficient than France, which could be the basis of qualifying come the end of the night. The coefficient is calculated on games played, wins, draws, loses and the status/importance of matches played such finals.

Chintan Bhatt says: "Rooney in for Carroll?? Not sure how the others on bench will feel about this? Are we going with big names rather than form and winning combination? This has to be a media move from Roy - Anyways - COMEON ENGLAND!!!"

Here's a note of caution. England have never won against the hosts of a European Championship at the finals. Is it right that Rooney has returned to the first XI? Will he be match-fit? Is it correct of Hodgson to change a winning team? Get in touch at peter.fraser@bskyb.com or via Twitter @SkySportsPeteF.

Andy Mackenzie says: "Strong England team selected by Hodgson. Good to have Rooney leading the attack once again. Can see England winning 3-0, Rooney with two and Welbeck with the other. COME ON ENGLAND!!"

Nick Prynn says: "Surprised Walcott is not starting. Shevchenko not starting is a bonus."

It's a big boost for England that former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko is not starting. He has scored four of Ukraine's seven goals at major international finals, including two in the victory over Sweden. Ukraine had only four shots on target in opening two games at Euro 2012. Shevchenko had three of them.

Here's the state of play. England will be through with a draw. If they lose, they have to hope France lose to already eliminated Sweden by enough so that England at least end level with Les Bleus on goal difference and goals scored (England have a superior UEFA coefficient, 33.563 to France's 30.508)... simple as that. Ukraine will be through with a win and will follow fellow Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland out with any other result.

Shevchenko is not fit to start for Ukraine. Their team: Pyatov, Gusev, Khatcheridi, Rakitskiy, Selin, Yarmolenko, Garmash, Tymoschuk, Konoplyanka, Devic, Milevsky.

England team: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Gerrard, Parker, Young, Rooney, Welbeck.

For anyone who missed the news earlier on Tuesday, England have already confirmed their first XI. Wayne Rooney returns and James Milner keeps his place. The team is as follows...

Hello and welcome to our live and interactive coverage of what promises to be a nervy night in Donetsk for England against Ukraine. Will Roy Hodgson's side reach the knockout stages of Euro 2012? You can reach me throughout the night at peter.fraser@bskyb.com or via Twitter @SkySportsPeteF. I will publish a selection of the best comments.


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