Daily Telegraph: Where the match between England and Ukraine will be won and lost

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Sep. 11, 2012 13:19
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Ukrainian midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (R) vies with English forward Wayne Rooney during the Euro 2012 football championships match England vs Ukraine on June 19, 2012 at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk.
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Alan Smith assesses where England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley will be won and lost.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk might be 33 but with 120 caps to his name, Ukraine’s captain knows everything there is to know about international football, especially with regard to the anchorman role.

The Bayern Munich veteran isn’t in the business of idly going walkabouts to leave inviting gaps in front of his back four. Indeed, he’s likely to sit tight for large swathes of Tuesday night’s match in order to discourage his junior opponent.

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