The Ukrainian youth team, comprised of players under the age of 21, suffered a first defeat in the UEFA Euro-2019 qualifying tournament, giving way to their English peers in Kyiv.
"This was the hardest match for our team in this qualifying," said Aidy Boothroyd, English Coach after the match. - Ukrainian team is a very good and powerful team, and we are very pleased to win."
The Coach of the young "lions" was right. "Blue-yellows" created many problems for his team, but, unfortunately, they left the pitch not only with a negative result, but also without a single scored goal. Moreover, one of the two goals of England is on the account of Ukrainian defender Pavlo Lukyanchuk, who, in the middle of the second half sent the ball to his own goal and made a score of 0:2. Moreover, if the first goal that Solanke scored in the debut of the meeting was a result of the developments in the pitch, the second - had a completely illogical look.
Ukrainians in the first half do not mean to give way significantly to their opponents, but lose their microdules. In addition, the British visually easily came out from under pressure, and then ran out of speed at the counterattack. One of them, on the 15th minute, ended with a goal.
Even more "blue-yellows" started second half, but Besedin, who appeared on the pitch after half time, and was not lucky at least once to upset the guests. Although there were a few moments ahead of Dynamo.
Having scored the second ball, the England began to play competently and tightly, and not allowing the "blue-yellows" to score even the goal of prestige.
0:2 - shocking defeat, nevertheless Oleksandr Holovko's wards will be able to revenge on November 14, when play away against the national team of Scotland.
Ukraine U-21 - England U-21 - 0:2
Goals: Solanke (15), Lukyanchuk (62, own goal)
Ukraine: Lunin, Luchkevich, Bilenkyi (Besedin, 46), Zinchenko, Zotko, Shepelev, Kovalenko, Vakulko (c), Hutsuliak (Boryachuk 66), Osman, Lukyanchuk
England:Gunn,Lookman, Dowell (Calvert-Lewin 57), Solanke (Maddison 81), Maitland-Niles (Tuanzebe 56), Gray, Tomori, Worrall, Cook (c), Walker-Peters, Kenny
Cautions: Zotko (52), Cook (60)Print version
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