Ukraine v England: How the players rated

 

England battled to earn a point against Ukraine that moves them one point clear in their World Cup qualifying group with two games remaining.

Frank Lampard went close for England late on but they had to settle for 0-0 draw after the hosts had a number of chances at Kiev's Olympic Stadium.

BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty gives his assessment of all the players used by England:

JOE HART (GOALKEEPER) - 6

Six out of 10

Still not at his best and looked particularly uncertain early on. Did not have much work to do after the interval.

KYLE WALKER (RIGHT-BACK) - 5

Five out of 10

Unconvincing throughout. Given a tough time as Ukraine made him an early target and he was booked for a rash foul late on that gave Ukraine a free-kick in a dangerous position.

GARY CAHILL (CENTRE-BACK) - 8

Eight out of 10

Excellent performance from Chelsea's defender. Outstanding in the early stages when England were under siege.

PHIL JAGIELKA (CENTRE-BACK) - 6

Six out of 10

Improved as the game went on and played his part as England achieved a crucial clean sheet.

ASHLEY COLE (LEFT-BACK) - 7

Seven out of 10

As dependable as ever. A reassuring presence among a fair amount of uncertainty at the back for England.

STEVEN GERRARD (MIDFIELD) - 6

Six out of 10

As usual took responsibility in central midfield and this was no night for heroics.

JACK WILSHERE (MIDFIELD) - 5

Five out of 10

Tough night for Wilshere. Too easily shrugged off the ball and conceded possession far too often. Poor.

FRANK LAMPARD (MIDFIELD) - 6

Six out of 10

Very quiet night on his 100th appearance as England struggled to exert authority in midfield.

JAMES MILNER (FORWARD) - 6

Six out of 10

Tireless as ever but rarely had an impact. Picked for his reliability and stability so on that basis will have satisfied his manager.

RICKIE LAMBERT (FORWARD) - 6

Six out of 10

Hard night's work for Southampton's striker as he became acquainted with the tough realities of international football on foreign soil. Little supply or support to work with.

THEO WALCOTT (FORWARD) - 6

Six out of 10

Little impact or chance to use his pace against the Ukraine defence.

ENGLAND SUBSTITUTES

Ashley Young (for Wilshere 67 mins) - 5

Five out of 10

No serious contribution during his brief appearance.

Tom Cleverley (for Walcott 87 mins) - 5

Five out of 10

Only on for minutes as Hodgson shored up midfield.