The former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright, has praised Danny Welbeck and Jermain Defoe for their performance in the World Cup qualifier match against Ukraine which ended in the form of a draw. Wright said that he is pretty impressed with the body language of Defoe in the match, and told Tottenham news that Defoe had been as good as any stiker he could remember.
Defoe was on fire and he gave the Ukrainian defenders a tough time throughout the match. Defoe had found the net once in the match, but, that goal was disqualified by the referee. According to Wright, that was not the best of the decisions made by the referee and that goal shouldn’t have been disqualified. Danny Welbeck came on to the field to play as substitute in the second half of the match and he also played superbly.
The match was played at the Wembley Stadium, London on 11th September. A large number of English supporters were out there in the stadium to cheer for their team, but, the home team let the supporters down. The team didn’t manage to secure a win. There was one goal scored by each team and the scores were levelled at the end of the match. The English supporters would have expected their team to dominate the Ukrainian team in the entire 90 minutes of the match, but, the Ukrainian team showed great character and gave the English players a run for their money.
The English team was down by 1-0 till the 87th minute of the match and it seemed that the Ukrainian team was on the verge of pulling off a great upset, but, Frank Lampard saved English from a humiliating defeat by capitalizing on the penalty kick that the English team had earned towards the end of the match. Earlier in the match, Yevhen Konoplyanka had taken his team ahead by scoring a goal in the 39th minute. England will play its next World Cup qualifier match against San Marino next month at the same venue.