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Wales v Ukraine - 2002 World Cup.
Wales (1) 1 Ukraine (0) 1
Hartson 12 Shevchenko 52

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Match Report
An injury-hit Wales came so close to victory against an impressive Ukrainian side. A first-half volley from the impressive John Hartson, his third goal in his last two international matches gave Wales the lead at the break. The outstanind Andrey Shevchenko equalised early in the second half to deny Wales much needed win.

The side showed four changes from the one that drew 2-2 in Yerevan four days earlier. Matthew Jones and Carl Robinson replaced the injured Mark Pembridge and the suspended John Robinson in midfield. Ryan Giggs returned instead of Dean Saunders whilst Andy Legg was replaced at left back by Darren Barnard.
Key moments
First half
12 mins: From a Speed flick on a Hartson volley flies into the roof of the net. 
Wales..1 Ukraine..0
21 mins: A Shevchenko shot beats Jones and clips the bar. 
27 mins: Shevchenko cuts in from the left-hand side and sends a low shot past the diving Jones and wide of the far post.
Half time score Wales..1 Ukraine..0
52 mins: Nesmachnyi got down the left beat two defenders and crossed for Shevchenko to tap in from six yards.
Wales..1 Ukraine..1
68 mins: A Hartson volley from 20 yards was held by Shovkovski.
72 mins: Bellamy broke into the box on the left, but hit his shot high and wide over the far post.
90 mins: Vorobei was away on the right only for Jones to save his shot superbly.
injury time: Bellamy with the last kick of the match, cut inside a defender on the left, only for his shot to be saved by Shovovski.
Full-time score Wales..1 Ukraine..1

We were happy with the performance of the team but disappointed that we have not been able to secure three points. There were a lot of positive performances from my players. We had a lot injuries to contend with but those who came in did very, very well. - Mark Hughes

It was a very important game psychologically for us because we expect to most of our points at home. - Ukraine assistant coach Leonid Bouryak.

Team line-ups
Wales Ukraine
1 - Paul Jones
2 - Mark Delaney
3 - Darren Barnard
4 - Andy Melville
5 - Robert Page
6 - Carl Robinson
7 - Matthew Jones
8 - Craig Bellamy
9 - John Hartson
10 - Gary Speed
11 - Ryan Giggs

12 - Kit Symons
14 - Dean Saunders
15 - Iwan Roberts
16 - Simon Davies
17 - Andy Legg
18 - Stephen Jenkins
21 - Mark Crossley
1 - Shovkovski
2 - Luzhny
3 - Nesmachny
4 - Holovko
5 - Vaschuk
6 - Tymoschuk
7 - Shevchenko
8 - Popov
9 - Yashkin
10 - Vorobey
11 - Rebrov

12 - Levytskyy
13 - Granovskyy
14 - Dmytrulin
15 - Fedorov
16 - Konovplov
17 - Kardash
18 - Melaschenko

Match details
Half-time 1-0
Full-time 1-1
Date 28.03.2001
Kick off 7.30pm
Venue Millennium Stadium
City / town Cardiff
Attendance 48,014
Referee Eric Romain, Belgium

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