FOOTBALL - Below the review of the Euro 2012 match between England and Ukraine.
Euro 2012 General stats
> Since the introduction of the group phase in 1980, the only editions of the ECh in which a host country failed to reach the last four was when there were co-hosts (Belgium in 2000, Austria and Switzerland in 2008 and Poland and Ukraine in 2012).
> This tournament has had four teams failing to qualify for the quarterfinals despite winning their opening match, one in every group. Ukraine joined Russia, Denmark and Croatia tonight. No previous ECh has had more than two countries achieving this feat.
England 1-0 Ukraine
> England had gone unbeaten in the group phase of the European Championship just once: in 1996 on home turf.
> England will now face Italy in the quarterfinals. Their H2H record in 22 matches is nine wins for Italy and seven wins for England (six draws). Italy have only lost one of their last nine meetings (6-2-1).
> England and Italy have only met twice in ECh or World Cup history and both were matches on Italian soil that were won by Italy: 1-0 at Euro 1980 and 2-1 at the 1990 World Cup (3rd place play-off).
> Since beating West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, England have never beaten a country that had previously won the World Cup in a knock-out match at either a ECh or a World Cup.
> England are the only team to have five different goal scorers at Euro 2012.
> Wayne Rooney has scored five goals in his five ECh matches. Of all players with at least five ECh matches behind their name, only one player has scored more than one goal per match on average: Michel Platini (France) with nine goals in five matches at Euro 1984.
> England have won their last 10 international matches in which Rooney scored at least once. The only competitive match England lost with a goal from Rooney was the Euro 2008 qualifier at Russia (2-1) in October 2007.
> Steven Gerrard has now provided three assists in Euro 2012, equalling the most by an Englishman in a single ECh – three by David Beckham in 2000. Andrei Arshavin and David Silva also have three assist at Euro 2012.
> This was Ashley Cole’s 21st appearance in a major final tournament, the outright most ever by an English player. Peter Shilton and David Beckham are on 20.