England Battle Out Bore Draw In Kiev

England Battle Out Bore Draw In Kiev

England ensured they would leave Kiev as Group H leaders after playing out a goalless draw with Ukraine.


The home side looked more likely to score although both teams were poor, particularly with their passing, as pass after pass went astray.


Ukraine’s best chance of the game came to Yevgeni Konoplianka who headed a free header from a corner straight into the hands of Joe Hart, moments after seeing his free kick take a deflection just wide of the post.


England almost snatched an undeserved win through Frank Lampard, who glanced a header wide in injury time, almost rounding off his 100th cap in style.


World Cup qualification is now in England’s hands as they lead Montenegro and Ukraine by a point, with Poland still in the hunt just three points back.


Roy Hodgson’s men will now finish off the qualifying campaign with home ties against Montenegro and Poland next month.