Mykolenko on target for Ukraine for the first time

Saturday, 11 June, 2022 18comments  |  Jump to last

Vitalii Mykolenko notched his first international goal today when he struck one of Ukraine's goals in a 3-0 win over Armenia in the Uefa Nations League.

The full-back, who opened his account for Everton earlier this year with a stunning volley at Leicester in a 2-1 win, came on for Oleksandr Zinchenko in the 77th minute and fired home the third goal just seven minutes later.

Elsewhere, Anthony Gordon was also on target for England Under-21s when he scored the second of five goals in a 5-0 victory over Kosovo.

And as England take on Italy in front of 3,000 children at Molinyuex, Aaron Ramsdale is named in goal with Jordan Pickford on the bench.

 

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Brian Williams
1 Posted 11/06/2022 at 17:55:33
Good lad, keep it up.

Slava Ukraini!

Christy Ring
2 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:04:35
Have to put my hand up, in the last 7/8 games this season he looks a fantastic addition, he never gave Salah a kick in the derby.
Tony Hill
3 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:10:37
Great. If only that fuckwit, Benitez, hadn't sold Digne, though. Imagine where we'd be. And the magician, Rodriguez, of course, who's ripping it up somewhere, isn't he?

Patterson's going to be excellent too, you know.

Brian Williams
4 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:18:13
And the magician, Rodriguez, of course, who's ripping it up somewhere, isn't he?

Errr, no!

Danny O’Neill
5 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:18:17
I read people writing him off after his first 2 games on here. I think we've got a 22 year old gem on our hands. I'm looking forward to seeing Patterson too. With Godfrey, we've the makings of a young defence but I'd like to see some experience in there as it's the area of the pitch where it's arguably most important.

It was his great delivery to the back for Holgate's knockdown to Keane for the first in the Great Comeback 2.

A goal made in our often maligned defence.

Tony Hill
6 Posted 11/06/2022 at 18:21:49
Sorry, Brian @4, I should have activated my irony alert.
Brian Hennessy
7 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:05:08
Speaking of the Nations League, great to see Robertson getting booed by the majority of the Irish fans at Lansdowne Road today every time he got the ball. A touch of class from the well-educated Irish footballing fraternity.
Christy Ring
8 Posted 11/06/2022 at 19:55:31
Brian #7 Watched the game, delighted for Robertson, I can't stand him. In my opinion, he is one of the dirtiest players in the Premier League. I can't understand how referees turn a blind eye.

Brian Hennessy
9 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:07:55
Christy. There is something about the dirty shade of red that he wears that seems to affect the eyesight of many a referee.

Anyway, a great day for Ireland and what a goal from our new star Michael Obafemi. His assist for Ireland's second goal was also something special.

Michael Kenrick
10 Posted 11/06/2022 at 20:12:06
Ramsdale sticks out a leg.

"Fantastic save" we are told.

Danny O’Neill
11 Posted 11/06/2022 at 22:18:06
So England end up winless and bottom of their group. Is that them out?

I really don't understand how this competition works.

Andy Meighan
12 Posted 11/06/2022 at 22:35:58
Sitting in my garden tonight and looked at my live score app. Seen Ukraine had won 3-0 and thought, "Mmm… wonder if our left-back has notched?"

Lo and behold, he did! Delighted for the kid.

Mark my word, this lad is going to go from strength to strength. Tough lad with a great attitude and, like someone said, never give him a kick in the derby!

Andy Meighan
13 Posted 11/06/2022 at 23:38:31
Christy @2,

Sorry I never referenced you in my post. It was you who said Mykolenko never give Salah a kick.

Kieran Kinsella
14 Posted 12/06/2022 at 04:20:03
Obafemi of Ireland and Swansea caught my eye today v Scotland. A beautiful Hagi-like chip to set up Partott then a dare I say Gerrard-like screamer from 30 yards for the third.

Anyone know much about him? ie, was it a fluke or is he a gem?

Richard O’Shea
15 Posted 12/06/2022 at 04:57:09
This is the worst Irish team in living memory. Avoid signing any of the current Irish players like the plague. Remember Aidan McGeady and Kevin Kilbane. We don't want any more signings like them.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
16 Posted 12/06/2022 at 09:33:59
Kevin Kilbane – the guy we got on a £1M sold for £2M. Could do with a few more of them.

Sam Hoare
17 Posted 12/06/2022 at 10:23:24
Kieran, from what I've heard, he did very well at Swansea this season, especially in the latter half. Quick and quite strong despite his small size.

An interesting player who could develop into a real livewire but not sure he'd be starting for many Premier League teams yet. Maybe if he has a good season with Swansea…

Mark Rankin
18 Posted 12/06/2022 at 10:36:46
Now we've stayed up, that Digne deal looks a lot sweeter!

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