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Posted 20 June 2012 12:11am
We kept a close eye on Scott Parker's performance for England against Ukraine in Euro 2012.
So here's a scouting report on the midfielder as he covered every blade of grass - as always - as the Three Lions secured a 1-0 win at the Donbass Arena to finish top of Group D and set-up a quarter-final against Italy.
2mins - Scott's first touch, played the ball forward to Welbeck.
4 - Carried the ball from deep before playing wide left to Cole.
4 - Got tight on Yarmolenko, forced him back.
6 - Simple pass to to Gerrard, got it back, passed back to Hart.
9 - Tidied up after Ukraine move broke down, passed to Gerrard.
10 - Exchanged a number of passes deep in own half, then a couple of one-twos with Gerrard.
11- Back on the ball, into Rooney and England's first serious attack, Young's cross from left cleared.
12 - Started move again, simple pass wide to Young, move broke down.
12 - Big block from Devic, whose shot from 20 yards looks on target.
13 - On ball again, deep in own half.
23 - Picked up ball in deep position again from Lescott.
31 - Took pass from Rooney, held off two players to get the ball back to Rooney, move continued and England won corner.
36 - Involved centrally, exchanged passes with Gerrard and Welbeck.
39 - Took ball off Terry, played wide to Milner.
40 - Further up the pitch this time, one-two with Rooney, kept possession.
41 - Attempted a shot from 25 yards, a looping volley that went wide.
HT - Ukraine 0-0 England
49 - England took the lead as Rooney headed home Gerrard's cross.
49 - Ukraine 0-1 England
50 - Important glancing header away from corner, ball cleared for throw.
59 - Kept possession with Gerrard in midfield, attempted pass to Welbeck intercepted.
62 - Broke up Ukraine move but gave away corner, Ukraine took it quickly and Milevskiy headed a good chance over.
64 - Burst forward from deep, carried ball to the edge of the Ukraine box where he was brought down. Rooney curled the free-kick wide.
65 - Won possession on right touchline.
67 - Header in central midfield, then on the ball, played one-two with Gerrard.
75 - On the ball and started move that almost led to Rooney playing in Welbeck.
84 - Typical block late on as Navarenko attempted a cross from the right, blocked with his face, corner cleared.
89 - Blocked attempted cross from Tymoshchuk.
91 - Final action, header to intercept in penalty area, ball cleared.
FT - Ukraine 0-1 England