March 26, (THEWILL) – England defeated Ukraine 2-0 in their Euro 2024 qualifying clash on Sunday evening, at Wembley Stadium with Arsenal’s in-form star Bukayo Saka turning up again.
He was the standout performer for the Three Lions in London, setting up Harry Kane’s opener after the half-hour mark before doubling his side’s lead with a stunning strike from the edge of the penalty area.
Despite England’s territorial dominance in the early stages of the game, they struggled to create clear-cut chances until Saka set up Kane for the opener. The all-time top scorer for England made no mistake with his volley, side-footing into the back of the net. Saka then doubled their lead with a fantastic solo effort, turning past his marker on the edge of the box before side-footing into the top left corner.
England appeared poised to score more goals in the second half, but instead, they simply kept the ball in and around the Ukraine box without ever really threatening to have a shot on goal. A few substitutions late on finally injected some energy into England’s attack, with Jack Grealish and Conor Gallagher combining inside the box before the latter forced Anatoliy Trubin into a smart save.