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Ghost goal fury of Blokhin while Hodgson's happy to get rub of the green
20/06/2012 by Dailymail
Roy Hodgson and Steven Gerrard savoured England’s warm embrace with Lady Luck on a night of Ukrainian fury and Andy Carroll’s hairspray.Both Hodgson and Gerrard were happy to admit they were fortunate to beat the co-hosts here and set up a quarter-final against Italy after Ukraine were denied a goal which crossed the line. Wayne Rooney nodded England ahead, early in the secon... Full Story »
One in the eye for all of those critics
20/06/2012 by The Sun
ROY DONE GOOD ... Hodgson led England to winners of Group DIt was not the greatest England performance but it doesn’t matter. We won and we’re through and it is one in the eye for all the Three Lions doubters and haters out there.I’ve had weeks and weeks of people coming up and telling me we would be on the first plane home and wouldn’t even make it through the group. Wher... Full Story »
Nobody believed in us but now we're hitting top gear, roars Gerrard after Ukraine victory
20/06/2012 by Dailymail
Steven Gerrard believes England are slowly hitting form at the right time after securing top spot in Group D with a 1-0 defeat of Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine. Gerrard provided the assist as the returning Wayne Rooney headed home from point-blank range for the winner just after half-time and he feels an unheralded squad can continue to improve. England now face Italy in th... Full Story »
England 1 Ukraine 0: Rooney fires Hodgson's heroes through as group winners... it's Italy up next for Three Lions
20/06/2012 by Dailymail
A goal that was more poacher than Pele was not what Wayne Rooney would have visualised when he retired to his hotel room on the eve of this European Championship encounter.But it was a goal that propelled England into a quarter-final few thought Roy Hodgson would reach when he was parachuted into Wembley last month, and a goal that secures a meeting with Italy in Kiev o... Full Story »
Ukraine bow out with heads high, says frustrated Blokhin
20/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Oleh Blokhin said Ukraine had nothing to be ashamed of after the Euro 2012 co-hosts bowed out of the tournament on Tuesday following a 1-0 defeat by England which left them third in Group D. Blokhin probably spoke for millions of dejected Ukrainians when he cursed his side's luck in having what he saw as a goal ruled out in the second half with replays suggesting Marco Devic'... Full Story »
Rooney scores but fails to sparkle on return
20/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at an international tournament for eight years as England beat Ukraine 1-0 on Tuesday, but his performance, like his team's, was laboured.Back in Roy Hodgson's starting line-up after missing their first two group games through suspension, the 26-year-old headed in from close range early in the second half to put England in the Euro 201... Full Story »
England beats Ukraine 1-0 to advance at Euro 2012
20/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Wayne Rooney returned from suspension Tuesday and scored on a header in the 48th minute to give England a 1-0 victory over Ukraine and a spot in the European Championship quarterfinals.England won Group D and will next face Italy in Kiev on Sunday.Ukraine appeared to have evened the score in the 62nd minute when Marko Devic's looping shot crossed the line before it was hooke... Full Story »
Returning Rooney fires England top
20/06/2012 by ESPNSTAR.com
The returning Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game as England beat Ukraine 1-0 on Tuesday to set up a Euro 2012 quarter-final meeting with Italy.It was not quite the equal of Pele's sublime header in the 1970 World Cup final - but after comparing his star man to the brilliant Brazilian, manager Roy Hodgson would have been delighted nonetheless.In truth, having alread... Full Story »
England v Ukraine preview - England welcome back Rooney while Ukraine sweat over Sheva
19/06/2012 by Sky Sport
Wayne Rooney: The England striker will start against co-hosts UkraineEngland take on co-hosts Ukraine at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk knowing that a point is enough to take them through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.Oleg Blokhin's side, on the other hand, need to win to make it past the group stage, so tensions will be high in what is sure to be an intoxicatin... Full Story »
Cole-fired England should be wary of hosts... and Rooney must start
19/06/2012 by Dailymail
Ashley Cole becomes England's most capped player at tournaments ever against Ukraine and we should applaud him for that. I remember in May 2000 when he made his Premier League debut for Arsenal, I went off to Euro 2000 thinking he was good enough for the England squad even though he had just started out. He now has all those caps, seven FA Cups, three League titles and ... Full Story »