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England ENG Kane (4', 50'), Maguire (46'), Henderson (63')
European Championship Quarter-finals
Jul 3, 2021 KO: 19:00

Ukraine - England

Stadio Olimpico Roma
Referee: Felix Brych
  4' Kane
  46' Maguire
  50' Kane
  63' Henderson

Match preview

Henderson to start? - How England could line up against Ukraine

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been working back to fitness throughout the tournament and could make his first start

England manager Gareth Southgate has plenty of selection issues to ponder ahead of the European Championship quarter-final against Ukraine on Saturday evening.

On Tuesday the Three Lions successfully overcame Germany, in relatively comfortable fashion, with a 2-0 victory at Wembley with Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane grabbing the goals.

He controversially changed to a 3-4-3 formation for that game which didn't receive a universally positive reaction, as England fans believed he was being too pragmatic.

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However, it worked a treat against the Germans.

For the match against Ukraine, Southgate must decide if he wants to play slightly more expansive, which could lead to a return to a back four.

Should he make it a four, Jordan Pickford will start in goal in front of Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.

Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are available again after completing a period of self-isolation, but it is unlikely the former will oust Luke Shaw from left-back as the Manchester United man was impressive against Germany.

Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips are both on yellow cards and would miss the semi-final should they be booked against Ukraine, so Jordan Henderson might come in to replace one of them in midfield.

If Southgate decides to be more expansive, he may finally release Jack Grealish from the start, with Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling making up the other attacking midfield roles.

Bukayo Saka could be rested for this one.

Talisman Harry Kane will start up top.

England starting XI versus Ukraine

ENG - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
6.1
  Home  
7.0
5.9
  Away  
6.7
6.0
  Total  
6.9

Match statistics

Ukraine
Statistics
England
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
16
Draws
5
2
Losses
7
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
26
45
Goals Per Game
1.30
2.25
More > 2.5 Goals
11
9
More > 3 Goals
6
5
Scored First in a Match
11
15
Scored Both Halves
3
10
Won More > 1 Goal
1
9
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
32
5
Did Not Score
3
4
Both Teams Scored
13
2
Kept Clean Sheet
4
16
Won Without Conceding
4
14
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
644
785
Possession
45
61
Passes
478
626
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
10
13
Shots on Target
3.79
5.69
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.17
Crosses
11
17
Offsides
1.75
2.57
Penalties
0.15
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.80
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
20
11
Interceptions
10
8.56
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
8.79
16
Total Shots Conceded
16
6.81
Shots on Target Conceded
5.57
2.15
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.11
0.04
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
8.64
11
Yellow Cards
1.40
0.85
Red Cards
0.05
0.05