UEFA U21 Championship Group BEngland & Ukraine finish even.
England 0:0 Ukraine
England and Ukraine survive after a goalless but entertaining clash here in Herning, but both now face do-or-die showdowns with the Togel Hongkong Czechs and Spanish respectively after they failed to find the net in Jutland this evening.
With Spain on four points and the Czechs on three, England on two and the Ukraine with a point know that nothing less than victory will do on Sunday.
With both teams hungry for a win, a fast-paced opening duly arrived and it was the yellow jerseys of the Ukraine, backed by a noisy support from the ranks of Jutland’s expat agricultural workers, who bared their teeth first.
Denys Garmash, the attacking midfielder from Dynamo Kyiv who has gained some admiring glances already, won a corner England & Ukraine finish even.deflected off Phil Jones with a snapshot on the edge of the area in the seventh minute. Soon afterwards the Ukrainians confirmed their attacking desire when Yevhen Konoplyanka let rip with a 20 yard missile which Frank Fielding dove quickly to parry away. The Dnipro midfielder was the chief protagonist, dribbling at speed, switching positions and shooting from distance.
England needed to stand firm as the yellow shirts attacked with alacrity, and some of their stratospheric clearances betrayed their nerves at being on the back foot. Familiar failings were to the fore again for Stuart Pearce’s men, who looked unlikely to threaten the Ukrainian goal in the first half hour, ruining a number of moves with yet more hopeful but dispiriting pumps upfield.
But suddenly a spark of hope came in the 33rd minute. Michael Mancienne threaded a pass through the middle to Daniel Sturridge and the Chelsea striker let …