World Cup: Ukraine 0-0 England – Three Lions On Course For Brazil Despite Damp Squib In Kiev (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

10th, September 2013


By Alan Duffy

Ukraine 0-0 England – 2014 World Cup Qualifiers – 10th September 2013

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England stay top of Group H after playing out a pretty awful goalless draw in Kiev.

In a game of few chances, it was the hosts who closest to breaking the deadlock after the break, with Artem Fedetskiy missing a great chance late on. Frank Lampard, making his 100th senior England appearance, also went close at the death, heading wide when he really should have done better.

England rarely strung two passes together while Lambert, Milner and Walcott up front were all pretty woeful, with the Arsenal man the victim of a nasty tackle from behind which eventually saw him limp out of the action (to the horreur of Arsene Wenger, one imagines). Not great viewing which wasn’t helped by Andy Townsend’s continuous know-it-all co-commentary. He really is the king of hindsight.



Photos: PA


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  1. Jarren says:

    Good for England.

    In other news, Northern Ireland were beaten by Luxembourg 3-2.

    As far as national pride goes, I am up and down like a yo-yo.

    How can we draw against Portugal away, give them a good game in Belfast, actually BEAT Russia yet get hammered by Luxembourg?

    I don’t want to laugh at my country, but that’s the way I feel right now.

  2. Grand Old Duke Of York says:

    Worst game since Halifax v Dartford.

    No wait, it was a bit worse than that.

  3. Chris says:

    “Damp squib” sums it all up perfectly.

  4. carl says:

    Andy Townsend. Apparently he was trending WORLDWIDE last night. Surely ITV must have some kind of social media department, and hopefully they will have noticed that. And no, he wasn’t trending because people were enjoying his insights.

  5. carl says:

    Just read your reply about the galleries in the Lampard article. Thanks for the reply, any idea when the makeover will be ‘going live’?

    • Chris says:

      @Carl: We’re getting through it as quickly as possible but we’re also tarting up our sister site Anorak too. Unfortunately I’ve no idea on the timescale as I’m not working on it personally.

  6. carl says:

    @Chris Okay, thanks, just wondered.

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