England vs Ukraine Highlights: England seal comfortable 2-0 win over Ukraine – Check Highlights
England vs Ukraine Highlights: Harry Kane underlined his status as England’s greatest international goalscorer and Bukayo Saka dazzled again in a comfortable…
England vs Ukraine Highlights: Harry Kane underlined his status as England’s greatest international goalscorer and Bukayo Saka dazzled again in a comfortable 2-0 win over Ukraine to put Gareth Southgate’s team in control of Euro 2024 qualifying Group C on Sunday. Follow UEFA Euro Qualifiers 2023-24 LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN
Fresh from scoring his 54th goal in the 2-1 victory over Italy on Thursday, Kane made up for a couple of missed chances to break the stalemate in the 37th minute.
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Arsenal youngster Saka, again England’s brightest spark, then doubled the lead before halftime with a sensational curler that left the visitors and their 4,000 fans deflated.
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Ukraine had their moments and enjoyed some pressure after the interval but never really looked capable of claiming only a second victory over England in 10 attempts.
Two #EURO2024 qualifying wins from two! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/lN6SSMNgQm
— England (@England) March 26, 2023
The second half was tepid although it was noteworthy for an international debut for Brentford forward Ivan Toney who came on 10 minutes from the end as a substitute for Kane.
The 2022 World Cup quarter-finalists have six points from their opening two games and already look firm favourites to top a group that also contains Malta and North Macedonia.
Ukraine, who came agonisingly close to qualifying for the World Cup but lost a playoff to Wales, will be relieved to have got their toughest fixture out of the way.
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