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World Cup qualifier: England v Ukraine

The latest score and minute-by-minute updates from England's World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium

  • Full-time: England 1 Ukraine 1
    Konoplianka puts Ukraine ahead with a great strike on 39 mins
    Lampard scores penalty after 87 mins
    Gerrard sent off for second booking on 88 mins
    9/11/2012 6:43:07 PM
  • HT: The Manchester United youngster saw his shot saved but had another chance shortly after. Running onto a Lampard pass he totally miscued. Cleverley also had time to hit the outside of the woodwork...
    9/11/2012 7:51:34 PM
  • HT: Ukraine have been well in this throughout though, carving out numerous chances. In the end it was Konoplianka who made the breakthrough. A stunning shot it was as well, as it tends to need to be to beat Joe Hart in the England goal...
    9/11/2012 7:53:02 PM
  • HT: We'll be back for the second half and all the action shortly...
    9/11/2012 7:53:35 PM
  • HT: Some Team GB Olympians being paraded right now. England could do with some of that famous Olympic winning mentality in order to make a comeback here. The teams are on their way back out.
    9/11/2012 8:00:20 PM
  • 46 min: We're off again here at Wembley...
    9/11/2012 8:02:30 PM
  • 47 min: Slow start and then Johnson sloppily allows the ball to run out of play. Not the start England fans were looking for.
    9/11/2012 8:04:14 PM
  • 48 min: Defoe booked by the referee for an elbow on Tymoschuk.
    9/11/2012 8:05:03 PM
  • 50 min: Dangerous ball across the six-yard box from Johnson and it takes a dangerous touch off a Ukrainian heel which results in a corner. Ukraine deal with it.
    9/11/2012 8:07:02 PM
  • 52 min: Silly cross-field ball from the Ox puts Ukraine on the front foot which ends with Johnson having to put the ball behind for a corner. Lampard heads it away from the front post, with the ball dropping to Rotan who hits it sweetly, but wide.
    9/11/2012 8:08:46 PM
  • 53 min: Baines gets forward, and through a few defenders before unleashing a difficult volley. It's across the face of the goal from the Everton man.
    9/11/2012 8:09:54 PM
  • 55 min: This is only the second time in 12 years what one of the trio of John Terry, Ashley Cole (both injured) and the unselected Rio Ferdinand have not started a competitive game for England. Want to know the last time? The 3-2 defeat to Croatia featuring a certain wally with a brolley.
    9/11/2012 8:12:24 PM
  • 57 min: Milner wins a free-kick right on the edge of the area down on the right hand side. Selin is booked for the challenge and Gerrard whips in an out-swinger. But it's straight onto the head of a man in blue. Poor.
    9/11/2012 8:14:07 PM
  • 59 min: Wonderful run by Konoplianka down the left hand side who gets it across the box to Zozulya but England put it behind for a corner. Dangerous. The cross sees a header go goal-bound but it's soft and easy for Hart.
    9/11/2012 8:16:40 PM
  • 61 min: 30 minutes to go. Welbeck and Sturridge are warming up for England.
    9/11/2012 8:17:44 PM
  • 62 min: Well worked between Baines and Cleverley but the Everton man gives it away inside the box. More promising.
    9/11/2012 8:18:55 PM
  • 63 min: On comes Welbeck - off comes his Manchester United team-mate Cleverley. Right move.
    9/11/2012 8:19:50 PM
  • 65 min: Milner does well to cross but it's too deep. Welbeck already with a few touches. Johnson is then penalised and Ukraine win back possession.
    9/11/2012 8:21:38 PM
  • 67 min: Ukraine look to have one move this half - try and get it to Konoplianka on the break. If you're going to have one move, make it a good one - and in Ukraine's case it looks that way. The No. 10's pace looks a real threat.
    9/11/2012 8:23:42 PM
  • 68 min: Brilliant by Johnson. He comes off the flank, beats his man and shoots from just inside the box. It's beyond the keeper, but beyond the post too.
    9/11/2012 8:26:47 PM
  • 70 min: Oxlade-Chamberlain is off. Sturridge is on. England now have three strikers on the pitch.
    9/11/2012 8:27:24 PM
  • 71 min: This is Roy Hodgson's first competitive match at Wembley and England have just 20 minutes to ensure it's not an embarrassing one for the former Fulham and Liverpool boss.
    9/11/2012 8:27:46 PM
  • 72 min: England with more possession right now but not really creating enough chances. Jagielka gives it away and for the first time tonight it feels like the crowd are a little bit on England's back.
    9/11/2012 8:29:22 PM
  • 74 min: Milner crosses but it's just over Defoe's head at the back post. Baines looks like he'll keep it on but puts it behind for a goal-kick. That's the Everton man's last contribution as he's been replaced by Bertrand. Milner is booked.
    9/11/2012 8:31:14 PM
  • 77 min: Defoe does what he does best - shoot. It's from a long way out though and goes wide of the post.
    9/11/2012 8:33:41 PM
  • 78 min: The England fans are chanting along still. Great support tonight considering the current scoreline. Ukraine goal-kick.
    9/11/2012 8:34:35 PM
  • 80 min: England looking disjointed with players switching places all over the pitch. With so many injuries and relatively new players it's not much of surprise. It's not going to be good enough to get a goal at this rate though.
    9/11/2012 8:37:33 PM
  • 81 min: Dangerous cross from Gerrard is punched behind and the resulting corner is cleared by Ukraine.
    9/11/2012 8:38:14 PM
  • 83 min: Off the post! Sturridge does well to find Welbeck who prods at it from eight yards but it pings off the outside of the post.
    9/11/2012 8:40:13 PM
  • 85 min: Huge claims for a penalty as Welbeck is tripped in the box. Replays suggest it should have been given.
    9/11/2012 8:41:53 PM
  • 85 min: Ukraine then go up the other end and very nearly score themselves.
    9/11/2012 8:42:27 PM
  • 86 min: Penalty! To England.
    9/11/2012 8:43:16 PM
  • 87 min: Lampard steps up - and does what he always does! GOAL!
    9/11/2012 8:43:53 PM
  • 87 min: England grab the ball and take it back to the half-way line. They're not done yet!
    9/11/2012 8:44:22 PM
  • 89 min: England won the penalty for a handball by the way. It was Welbeck, who has been all over the pitch and looking very sharp indeed who caused it.
    9/11/2012 8:45:57 PM
  • 89 min: Gerrard has been sent off! A second booking - and a harsh one at that.
    9/11/2012 8:46:24 PM
  • 90+1 min: England might not be so desperate for that second now. Johnson shoots tamely from range. Four added minutes.
    9/11/2012 8:47:54 PM
  • 90+2 min: Great run from Milner who dinks it across goal from the byline. No-one there though.
    9/11/2012 8:48:42 PM
  • 90+3 min: Just seen another replay of that Welbeck penalty shout - the one that wasn't given. He dived.
    9/11/2012 8:50:22 PM
  • 90+4 min: Johnson is rightly booked and Ukraine have a highly dangerous free-kick on the left hand side. Hart punches it away though.
    9/11/2012 8:51:22 PM
  • FT: The full-time whistle goes. England 1 Ukraine 1.
    9/11/2012 8:52:21 PM
  • FT: Disappointing result for England, but a great game here at Wembley.
    9/11/2012 8:52:51 PM
  • FT: Trailing from Konoplianka's first-half goal, England finally equalised late in the game through a Lampard penalty...
    9/11/2012 8:53:34 PM
  • FT: It was what England deserved in the end. Ukraine offered little in the second period aside from a few dangerous counter-attacks...
    9/11/2012 8:54:15 PM
  • FT: Hodgson threw two strikers on in Sturridge and Welbeck and it was the latter whose trickery in the box caused the handball that led to the penalty...
    9/11/2012 8:54:58 PM
  • FT: So not a disaster for England but not the result they were looking for. Gerrard's late red card for a second booking has left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth as well.
    9/11/2012 8:56:32 PM
  • FT: Although not the result England would have wanted, they did entertain the crowds here with some decent football at times. That there were very few boos at the full-time whistle from this hard to please Wembley crowd says a lot.
    9/11/2012 8:57:48 PM
  • FT: That's it from me, Simon Rice, reporting for the @independent - thanks for joining me. See you back here for England's next match against San Marino on 12th October. Good night.
    9/11/2012 8:58:56 PM
  • This live blog is now closed.... Follow Simon Rice on Twitter @simonrice
    9/11/2012 9:02:25 PM
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