England 1-1 Ukraine
Frank Lampard's late penalty rescued a World Cup qualifier point for ten-man England who had Steven Gerrard sent off for two bookings.
Lampard struck from the spot three minutes from time to secure a 1-1 draw after Yevhen Konoplyanka's stunning first half strike seemed to have handed Ukraine a shock win at Wembley. However, after having a goal wrongly disallowed and missing a host of chances throughout, England's hopes of going on to snatch a late winner were scuppered when Gerrard saw red for two bookable offences two minutes from time. England had an early scare on four minutes when Oleg Gusev's cross into the area took a deflection off Leighton Baines which almost caught out Joe Hart who scrambled across his area only to see the ball nick behind off the outside of the post. The hosts got back into the game and seemed to have taken the lead on 10 minutes when Jermain Defoe turned his man and smashed a fierce drive into the net. But the referee very harshly felt the Tottenham striker fouled Andriy Yarmolenko in the build up. Ukraine had another chance on 14 minutes as Gerrard did well to block Ruslan Rotan's goal-bound effort from just inside the area. England enjoyed plenty of possession as they looked to patiently build up from inside their own half. And they should have taken the lead on 34 minutes when Gerrard crossed the ball to the back post for Defoe to head it across the face of goal but Tom Cleverley somehow managed to hit his effort straight at keeper Andriy Pyatov with the whole goal at his mercy. England were made to pay for that miss on 39 minutes when Ukraine broke up-field and Konoplyanka curled a right-effort strike into the top corner of Hart's net from outside the area. England responded well but Cleverley failed to connect properly with Lampard's ball in from the right with the goal, before striking the outside of the post in first half stoppage time. England dominated most of the second half but Ukraine sat back and soaked up the pressure. However, on 69 minutes, Glen Johnson did well down the right to cut inside the area and hit a low effort towards the far corner which Pyatov did well to save only for the referee to award a goal kick. The Three Lions' best chance came on 82 minutes when substitute Danny Welbeck got on the end of fellow sub Daniel Sturridge's cross in from the left and somehow toe-poked his close-range effort against the post. Welbeck then had a penalty bid waved away, before Roman Zozulya failed to put Ukraine 2-0 up on 85 minutes when he could not direct a low cross from the left past Hart. England went back up the field and won a penalty as Yevhen Khacheridi clearly blocked the ball with his hand as Welbeck tried to knock it past him to create space for a shot at goal. Lampard stepped up and smashed the ball past Pyatov to finally get the hosts on level terms. However, any hopes of going for the win were thwarted when the fussy referee felt Gerrard's foul on Denis Garmash warranted a second booking and a red card.