We take a look back at the five meetings between the Three Lions and Ukraine
England 2-0 Ukraine
International friendly, 31 May 2000
The first meeting between the two nations, this fixture came nine years after Ukrainian independence.
English fans got their first glimpse of Andriy Shevchenko, Oleg Luzhny and Sergei Rebrov – who would go on to play for Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur respectively – and future England captain Steven Gerrard was handed his England debut by Kevin Keegan.
Goals from Robbie Fowler and Tony Adams secured the victory, although Alan Shearer, playing his last game for his country at Wembley before his international retirement, failed to get on the scoresheet.
England 2-1 Ukraine
World Cup qualifier, 1 April 2009
A John Terry header maintained England’s pertfect record in the group as qualification for the World Cup in South Africa gathered pace.
Peter Crouch had volleyed the hosts ahead but Andriy Shevchenko showed his predatory instincts when finishing from close-range after England failed to clear a corner with just over 10 minutes to go.
Then up stepped Terry, six minutes later, to secure a vital victory.
Ukraine 1-0 England
World Cup qualifier, 10 October 2009
Goalkeeper Robert Green saw red after a foul on Artem Milevskiy as Ukraine were handed a penalty.
Despite Shevchenko missing the resulting kick, Sergiy Nazarenko scored just before the half-hour to shatter England's perfect qualifying record.
Ukraine 0-1 England
European Championship, 19 June 2012
Following a two-match suspension, Wayne Rooney returned to fire England through into the knockout stages of Euro 2012 at the co-hosts’ expense.
The striker Rooney pounced on a deflected Gerrard cross to sweep into an empty net from close range.
The match is also remembered for the goal that never was: Marko Devic looked to have equalised late on, but despite John Terry clearing from beyond the line, the assistant referee failed to award the goal and England held on for the win.
England 1-1 Ukraine
World Cup qualifier, 11 September 2012
After a 5-0 win in Moldova had given Roy Hodgson’s side the perfect start to qualification, Yevhen Konoplyanka's first-half thunderbolt soon brought the England boss back down to earth as he gave the visitors a first-half lead.
Ukraine looked to be heading for a vital victory until Frank Lampard stepped-up to score from the penalty spot with three minutes left.