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Posted on 19 August 2004  - 12:00

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Keeping a close eye on how Ledley King and Jermain Defoe performed on England duty against Ukraine on Wednesday night...

Ledley starts, Jermain and Paul Robinson on bench.

2.16: First touch for Ledley, a one-two with Butt before hitting pass behind Gerrard and out of play.

3.45: Out to block effort from Husev, James spilled shot, back to cover as he picked up loose ball.

4.28: In quickly to intercept pass intended for Vorabey.

7.50: Another toe in, this time to deny Shevchencko.

8.30: Simple pass to Terry as England build attack.

11.40: Control from long clearance and simple pass to Butt as England build again.

12.31: Longer pass this time into chest of Smith.

13.56: More simple stuff, received pass from Beckham, control, lay-off to Butt.

23.00: Well positioned to clear as Rotan burst to the byline and crossed dangerously.

23.28: Reaction to nod clear from Vorabey.

24.01: Firm challenge to head ball away from Shevchenko.

24:50: Building attack from the back, short pass to Terry.

25.10: Tracking back to slide into challenge as Vorobey latched onto Sevchenko's pass, shot straight at James.

28mins: Easy one-two with Terry as England patiently build attack - this time Terry injected pace into the move and his cross went all the way to Beckham to open the scoring goal. 1-0.

29.30: Lovely floated 30-yard ball from 18-yard line into feet of Owen.

29.50: Out pressing the ball again as Shelayev tried his luck from distance.

37.05: Confident defensive header above Vorobey to clear Shovkovsky's punt upfield.

37.39: Cushion header back to James.

37.58: Another clearing header from Shovkovsky's long kick.

38.01: Strolled out of defence and passed to Gerrard.

38.42: Vorobey charged down his clearance on left side, completed at the second attempt.

41.05: Played one-twos with Terry and Lampard before stride forward and pass into Smith's feet.

42.57: Took pass from Lampard, attempted 40-yard pass to Owen cut out by Rusol.

44.51: Guided Shovkovsky's clearance back to James.

Half-time: England 1, Ukraine 0

Second half: Jermain on for Alan Smith, Ledley stays on.

45.06: First touch of second half for Ledley, spread ball wide to Johnson.

46.01: Short pass from Ledley into Butt.

47.34: Headed clearance by Ledley from Federov's throw.

48.08: Control from Ledley but pass intercepted.

49.01: Almost a kick in the face for Ledley from Tymoschuk as he ducked in to header clear.

50.10: Beckham clipped in cross for Owen to head home. 2-0.

51.32: Ledley pass out to Cole, got ball back from Dyer then pass into Butt.

53.04: Jermain darted after Lampard's ball over the top but Rusol cleared.

55.10: First touch for Jermain, prodded ball back to Lampard.

58.50: Great chance for Jermain to score, latched onto loose ball from Lampard's cross but snatched volley wide from eight yards.

62.30: Ledley's 20-yard pass to Wright-Phillips kick-starts break down right flank.

64.39: Jermain tried to get onto Lampard's ball over the top but ball always winning the race.

65.01: Ledley headed a long punt forward clear.

65.15: Jermain good hold up play and quick feet to maintain possession and keep move going.

70.13: Ledley flick up and cleared from own area.

71.08: Jermain charged down Rusol's attempted clearance.

71.33: Wright-Phillips 50-yard run and finish from edge of box. 3-0.

72.44: Ledley all day to control long clearance and roll back to James.

73.10: Jermain burned Shovkovsky's fingers with rasper from 22 yards.

75.42: Jermain tracking back deep in own half, tidied up with short pass to Beckham.

78.49: More closing down play from Jermain to stop Rusol having easy clearance.

79.50: Jermain tried to work opening on edge of box with Owen but crowded out by Ukraine defence.

80.33: Jermain's flick nutmegged Rusol but came to nothing.

82.31: Couple of easy passes from Ledley out wide to Beckham.

83.26: Jermain good control from Beckham's drilled pass but hacked down by Kormiltsev.

86.03: Ledley tidied up Ukraine ball over the top with pass out to Johnson.

88.12: Jermain almost onto Johnson's cross at near post but Ukraine able to clear.

91.22: Ledley pass wide to Carragher as England build again from back.

91.31: Quick feet again from Jermain to keep move going with Beckham.

Final score: England 3, Ukraine 0