England storm into Euro 2012 quarter-finals

England storm into Euro 2012 quarter-finals

Wayne Rooney scored in England's 1-0 win over Ukraine tonight

Wayne Rooney wheels away after scoring England's winner

First published in International Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by

ENGLAND reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 tonight with a 1-0 win over Ukraine.

The result - and France's defeat against Sweden - means England finished top of Group D and now play Italy in Kiev on Sunday night at 7.45pm.

A headed goal just after half-time by Wayne Rooney, who returned to the side after serving a two-match suspension, was enough to give Roy Hodgson's men victory.

England later had a stroke of luck when a Ukrainian shot appeared to cross the line before John Terry hooked the ball clear. However television replays showed a Ukraine player had been offside in the build-up, unseen by the officials.

Former Saints stars Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both made brief appearances as second-half substitutes.

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9:42pm Tue 19 Jun 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Hardly a storming performance, and a bit lucky to have a myopic extra official on the line. Sweden did well, how must the French be feeling?
Hardly a storming performance, and a bit lucky to have a myopic extra official on the line. Sweden did well, how must the French be feeling? OSPREYSAINT
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9:47pm Tue 19 Jun 12

arizonan says...

Say thank you to Liverpool born players, and I don't mean Mr. Lambert.
Say thank you to Liverpool born players, and I don't mean Mr. Lambert. arizonan
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9:55pm Tue 19 Jun 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Thank you Liverpool players, and thank you for Lambo.
Thank you Liverpool players, and thank you for Lambo. OSPREYSAINT
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9:58pm Tue 19 Jun 12

insane saint says...

well dare i say it "could we win it"?
well dare i say it "could we win it"? insane saint
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10:26pm Tue 19 Jun 12

Mr BCB says...

Stormed into the quarter finals? The game I saw was that they had a lucky stroll!
Stormed into the quarter finals? The game I saw was that they had a lucky stroll! Mr BCB
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10:40pm Tue 19 Jun 12

beiroot says...

All is well,don't panic.We are just starting to peak and no one will fancy playing us now.Woy's yer man!!! Would Redcrapp have been any better?Don'think so.
All is well,don't panic.We are just starting to peak and no one will fancy playing us now.Woy's yer man!!! Would Redcrapp have been any better?Don'think so. beiroot
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11:00pm Tue 19 Jun 12

circa 66 saint says...

still the worst squad we have sent to a tournament that i can remember,not playing well and do not deserve to be in the 1/4's,but we are there,i do not expect to win any more games.
BUT REMEMBER DENMARK IN THE 90'S AND GREECE 8 YEARS AGO
PROOF THE BEST TEAM DOESN'T ALWAYS WIN
anything is possible and i will not or cannot be disappointed
still the worst squad we have sent to a tournament that i can remember,not playing well and do not deserve to be in the 1/4's,but we are there,i do not expect to win any more games. BUT REMEMBER DENMARK IN THE 90'S AND GREECE 8 YEARS AGO PROOF THE BEST TEAM DOESN'T ALWAYS WIN anything is possible and i will not or cannot be disappointed circa 66 saint
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11:02pm Tue 19 Jun 12

circa 66 saint says...

ps goal line technology who needs it
ps goal line technology who needs it circa 66 saint
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12:08am Wed 20 Jun 12

saints442 says...

Hardly a storm....more like a light wind !!!!
Hardly a storm....more like a light wind !!!! saints442
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2:11am Wed 20 Jun 12

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

arizonan says...
9:47pm Tue 19 Jun 12

Say thank you to Liverpool born players, and I don't mean Mr. Lambert.

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Many thanks arizonan for your support for Liverpool.
arizonan says... 9:47pm Tue 19 Jun 12 Say thank you to Liverpool born players, and I don't mean Mr. Lambert. ************ Many thanks arizonan for your support for Liverpool. Proud from LIVERPOOL
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7:16am Wed 20 Jun 12

WobblyCat says...

Storm????
Storm???? WobblyCat
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7:23am Wed 20 Jun 12

WobblyCat says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Hardly a storming performance, and a bit lucky to have a myopic extra official on the line. Sweden did well, how must the French be feeling?
They were offside in the build up.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Hardly a storming performance, and a bit lucky to have a myopic extra official on the line. Sweden did well, how must the French be feeling?[/p][/quote]They were offside in the build up. WobblyCat
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8:32am Wed 20 Jun 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

WobblyCat wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote: Hardly a storming performance, and a bit lucky to have a myopic extra official on the line. Sweden did well, how must the French be feeling?
They were offside in the build up.
Just for once, two wrongs did make it right!
[quote][p][bold]WobblyCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Hardly a storming performance, and a bit lucky to have a myopic extra official on the line. Sweden did well, how must the French be feeling?[/p][/quote]They were offside in the build up.[/p][/quote]Just for once, two wrongs did make it right! OSPREYSAINT
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9:15am Wed 20 Jun 12

Beer Monster says...

Off to put a bet on us losing to Germany on penalties in the semi final...
Off to put a bet on us losing to Germany on penalties in the semi final... Beer Monster
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12:20pm Wed 20 Jun 12

Vordhosbn says...

circa 66 saint wrote:
still the worst squad we have sent to a tournament that i can remember,not playing well and do not deserve to be in the 1/4's,but we are there,i do not expect to win any more games. BUT REMEMBER DENMARK IN THE 90'S AND GREECE 8 YEARS AGO PROOF THE BEST TEAM DOESN'T ALWAYS WIN anything is possible and i will not or cannot be disappointed
Don't deserve to be there? What are you on about? We won the group...are you suggesting it should have been Ukraine and France? The Ukraine goal that never was came from an offside decision that was missed by the official so shouldn't have stood anyway. And France couldn't beat a Sweden team with nothing to play for to top the group, fail to see how anyone is more deserving than England in that group. We don't have the technical ability of some teams, but we look harder to beat than in previous years
[quote][p][bold]circa 66 saint[/bold] wrote: still the worst squad we have sent to a tournament that i can remember,not playing well and do not deserve to be in the 1/4's,but we are there,i do not expect to win any more games. BUT REMEMBER DENMARK IN THE 90'S AND GREECE 8 YEARS AGO PROOF THE BEST TEAM DOESN'T ALWAYS WIN anything is possible and i will not or cannot be disappointed[/p][/quote]Don't deserve to be there? What are you on about? We won the group...are you suggesting it should have been Ukraine and France? The Ukraine goal that never was came from an offside decision that was missed by the official so shouldn't have stood anyway. And France couldn't beat a Sweden team with nothing to play for to top the group, fail to see how anyone is more deserving than England in that group. We don't have the technical ability of some teams, but we look harder to beat than in previous years Vordhosbn
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3:47pm Wed 20 Jun 12

loosehead says...

So tell me why a sport that many on here belittle has had a fourth official & camera footage to review if a try( goal) has been scored or not yet that official on the goal line couldn't see that Ukraine had indeed equalised?
Sepp Blatter is now calling for urgent action on touchline technology yet Rugby has proven it works & has had it for years?
I support England no matter what sport but should it have been a draw?
Will we beat Italy?
So tell me why a sport that many on here belittle has had a fourth official & camera footage to review if a try( goal) has been scored or not yet that official on the goal line couldn't see that Ukraine had indeed equalised? Sepp Blatter is now calling for urgent action on touchline technology yet Rugby has proven it works & has had it for years? I support England no matter what sport but should it have been a draw? Will we beat Italy? loosehead
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7:09pm Wed 20 Jun 12

IronLady2010 says...

Love how the Echo report this as local news, yet they conveniently miss out all the violence this 'sport' has created.
Love how the Echo report this as local news, yet they conveniently miss out all the violence this 'sport' has created. IronLady2010
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9:09pm Wed 20 Jun 12

loosehead says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Love how the Echo report this as local news, yet they conveniently miss out all the violence this 'sport' has created.
Tomorrow night & Friday the papers & Sky are saying both BBC & ITV are showing the same match surely this can't be right?
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Love how the Echo report this as local news, yet they conveniently miss out all the violence this 'sport' has created.[/p][/quote]Tomorrow night & Friday the papers & Sky are saying both BBC & ITV are showing the same match surely this can't be right? loosehead
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9:10pm Wed 20 Jun 12

loosehead says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Love how the Echo report this as local news, yet they conveniently miss out all the violence this 'sport' has created.
Why aren't we allowed to post on the Shirley Towers inquest?
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Love how the Echo report this as local news, yet they conveniently miss out all the violence this 'sport' has created.[/p][/quote]Why aren't we allowed to post on the Shirley Towers inquest? loosehead
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9:19pm Wed 20 Jun 12

IronLady2010 says...

loosehead wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Love how the Echo report this as local news, yet they conveniently miss out all the violence this 'sport' has created.
Why aren't we allowed to post on the Shirley Towers inquest?
It's ongoing, we can't comment on ongoing cases :-)
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Love how the Echo report this as local news, yet they conveniently miss out all the violence this 'sport' has created.[/p][/quote]Why aren't we allowed to post on the Shirley Towers inquest?[/p][/quote]It's ongoing, we can't comment on ongoing cases :-) IronLady2010
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