England 1-0 Ukraine
Wayne Rooney's goal secured England a 1-0 win against co-hosts Ukraine to set up a Euro 2012 quarter-final clash with Italy on Sunday.
Rooney looked rusty on his return from a two-match suspension, but scored the all-important goal just after half time in Donestsk to take the heat off Roy Hodgson's men after they had been under the cosh for most of the first half. England's success, coupled with Sweden's surprise 2-0 victory against France, means the Three Lions win the Group D and face the Italians in Kiev on Sunday, while the French must go up against Spain in the last-eight. England defended resolutely in the opening 45 minutes and ensured that goalkeeper Joe Hart was barely tested, while Rooney missed the best chance on 28 minutes when he headed an Ashley Young cross wide of the back post from a couple of yards out. England were given the ideal start to the second half on 48 minutes when Steven Gerrard's low cross eluded a defender at the near post before bouncing up off the arm of Ukraine goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov and onto the head of Rooney virtually on the goal-line. Ukraine responded well and should have equalised on 61 minutes when Andriy Yarmolenko's cross found Artem Milevskiy unmarked in the middle but he somehow headed over the top. A minute later Ukraine appeared to get back on level terms when Hart got his hand to Marko Devic's effort and the ball looped towards goal. But John Terry got back to acrobatically clear the ball away from the line to ensure England's lead remained intact. Replays showed the whole ball had just crept over the line, but England will feel that they deserved their good fortune after having had a clear goal ruled out against Germany at the World Cup two years ago. Ashley Cole was denied his first international goal on 68 minutes when Pyatov recovered well to make the save having flapped a James Milner cross into his path. Hart was then on hand to parry a Yevhen Konoplyanka's swerving strike before Joleon Lescott took the rebound away from the lurking Milevskiy. England comfortably saw out the rest of the match and move into the quarter-finals of the tournament.