A goal at the start of the second half from the recalled Wayne Rooney lifted England into the quarter-finals on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over co-hosts Ukraine.
Roy Hodgson's England, who now face Italy as Ukraine crash out, needed just a point to reach the quarter-finals but Rooney's close range header from a Steven Gerrard cross made absolutely sure after he had earlier missed another headed chance.
Artem Milevskiy missed a simple header for Ukraine before John Terry cleared off the line from Marko Devic - although the ball appeared to have gone in, sparking controversy.
A draw could have taken Ukraine through as France lost 2-0 to Sweden, but instead the French advance.
English forward Wayne Rooney (back) celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2012 football championships match England vs Ukraine on June 19, 2012 at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY