England frustrated by Slovakia and finish second in Group B following Wales' 3-0 triumph over Russia

England frustrated by Slovakia and finish second in Group B following Wales' 3-0 triumph over Russia
! After his error against Wales, can Hart keep out Hamsik? (photo: VAVEL)

Unfortunately, that's all we've got time for tonight. I've been Oliver Emmerson, taking you through Slovakia 0-0 England. Until next time, goodnight! 

Five points, second place and qualification from Group B for England, who will be wondering just how they didn't win this game. They'll play their last 16 game next Monday, whilst Wales top the group. Slovakia are likely to progress as one of the best third placed teams, whilst Russia are out. 

Full-time: Slovakia 0-0 England

90+3: Oh dear, inexperience shown from Alli. Patient possession and he opens up to shoot from distance, hammering over. Full-time in Toulouse, Russia 0-3 Wales. 

90+2: England tap it around the box before Dier hits a cluster of men, they need to be careful they're not caught on the counter here. 

90: Skrtel down getting some treatment for what looks like a groin problem, he'll hobble on. Five minutes of stoppage time announced. 

87: ... And it's another wasted corner. Really, is anyone surprised?

86: Clyne finds Henderson on the overlap, and it's another corner...

84: 'Personally, I'm going for a high scoring draw, Daniel Sturridge netting a brace in a 2-2 draw. So, 0-0 it is...' were my comments shortly before kick-off. I can only apologise. England pressing hard for a winner. 

82: Goalmouth scramble involving Rooney, Alli and Cahill eventually squirts out to Dier, his lash is deflected out for what proves to be another wasted corner. 

80: England somehow win a corner from a laboured Henderson touch. Short of match practice, he looks tired. He was injured towards the end of the season, and this is only his third start since coming back from that injury. 

78: Last change for Slovakia - Weiss, who was playing as a striker, off for centre-back Skriniar. Bus. Parked.

76: Final roll of the dice for Roy Hodgson - Sturridge off, Kane on.

75: Sturridge to Vardy, deflected to Rooney and a quick snapshot from the captain is blocked out for a corner. England fans in great voice, can they roar their team on to a win?

74: Slovakia are certainly happy to settle for a 0-0, they seem to have the whole team behind the ball. Dier lofts a fantastic ball over the top for Sturridge, but he can't quite connect to it. 

71: Less than 20 minutes to go now and as it stands England are going to finish second in the group. A winner would send them top, whilst a Slovakia goal would put England third. Will Hodgson make his final change? He's got Kane, Barkley, Rashford and more waiting patiently on the bench. 

68: Eric Dier, tired of all this build up play, lashes an effort at goal. It flies wide, with Rooney's outstretched leg unable to latch on to it and deflect the ball towards goal. 3-0 Wales, Bale has secured the win there. 

66: Second substitution for Slovakia - Pecovsky replaced by Gyomber. 

61: Alli off the line with his first touch! Another perfect pass from Sturridge, Henderson in-behind and he clips a ball across for Alli, who has his shot agonisingly cleared off the line by Skrtel. 

60: Another change for England - Alli on for Lallana. 

59: Rooney's come on, attempted two long distance passes, and kicked them both out of the play. 

57: Defensive change for Slovakia - Svento on, Duda off. Weiss goes up front, probably because he can't keep up with Clyne's marauding runs. 

56: Change for England - Rooney on, Wilshere off. 

55: Slovakia troubling England a little, Weiss gets on the end of a deflected pass and forces a save by Hart. Both teams about to make changes.

53: Scare for England! Smalling tries to chest a cross back to Hart, but doesn't get enough on it and the pair just about scramble it away before Mak gets in. Up at the other end, Sturridge finds Clyne with a brilliant pass, his shot from close range tipped over. 

52: Bertrand with England's first yellow card of the evening. The resulting free-kick is swung in, but Hart punches away. 

51: A slow start to the second half, but Jack Wilshere's tried to flick the ball through his own legs with a first touch three times already since we've resumed. Strange one, especially when it breaks down an attack. 

45: Back underway!

If you were wondering, England are likely to face a team like Portugal if they finish second in the group, whilst Wales could play Albania if it stays as it is. 

Elsewhere in Group B, it remains Wales 2-0 Russia. The current state of play is... 1) Wales 6pts, 2) England 5pts, 3) Slovakia 4pts. 4) Russia 1pt.

A very good half from England, who were totally dominant, but no goals on the sheet yet. You'd expect them to come in the second half if they can keep going like this. 

Half-time: Slovakia 0-0 England

45: One added minute at the end of the first half, is this England's most convincing half of the tournament so far? Probably neck and neck with the second half against Wales, which coincidentally makes up England's last 90 minutes. Good signs. 

44: More pressure on the Slovakia goal, as a half volley from Henderson strikes the head of Martin Skrtel. They Slovakians are looking to make it to half-time still level here. 

40: England forced to soak up a little pressure as Slovakia counter after clearing a corner, but Hodgson's men re-group well and force their opponents backwards. 

36: Without a genuine number 10 in the team, Sturridge is often coming deep to pick up the ball from the right, and it's working well. His talent draws defender's out of position towards him, creating more room for Vardy to make runs in-behind. England's play so far deserves a goal, can they get one before half-time?

33: Close again! Henderson to Clyne, again. Clyne with a good cut-back to Lallana, who strikes at goal, but it's saved. A move made on Merseyside. 

29: A fantastic pass from Henderson finds Clyne in-between the lines, but the right back's cross is just too heavy, and dealt with.

24: Pecovsky with a yellow card, bringing down the marauding Vardy. Wales are now 2-0 up, Neil Taylor with the goal. It looks like England are going to need a win in order to top the group, whilst a Slovakia goal would relegate them to third. 

20: Problem for England as Gary Cahill is down clutching something, and they certainly can't afford any injuries at centre-back, with John Stones the only other option to play there, unless someone slotted in to an unnatural position. It might just be a knock, fingers crossed. 

17: Close! Vardy allowed to use his pace and burst through after a ball gets played over the top, but his shot is straight at the 'keeper. Best chance of the game so far.

16: England firmly on top here, Lallana finds Henderson with a cross. The midfielder spins well and has shot deflected out for a corner.

13: Slick passing through the midfield by England, Lallana eventually dragging the ball wide after being set up by Vardy.

12: There's no goals here yet, but Wales have taken the lead against Russia through an Aaron Ramsey goal. He's put his side top of Group B, England down to second as it stands. 

9: Half a chance for England as Vardy flicks a ball on towards Sturridge in the box, Pekarik sliding across brilliantly to block his shot. 

8: Bad news for fans who were hoping to see Daniel Sturridge start in his natural striking role, he's looking very wide on the right hand side. Vardy central, Lallana to the left. 

2: Early possession for England, Lallana uses his brains to launch a cross into reknowned target man Jamie Vardy. Unfortunately, it's blocked. 

0: Kick-off!

The national anthems are being sung, we're moments away from getting underway. 

Just over 10 minutes until kick-off! Get your predictions into @VAVEL on Twitter! Personally, I'm going for a high scoring draw, Daniel Sturridge netting a brace in a 2-2 draw. So, 0-0 it is...

Roy Hodgson's on television, saying that he's no concerns about taking Rooney et al out, as he's got a good squad and is replacing experience with experience, in the likes of Henderson and Wilshere. 

Elsewhere, Wales have made one change to their team for the game against Russia. A reminder, an England win assures them top spot, whilst a draw relies on Wales' result to finish top, and losing tonight would see at least Slovakia leapfrog England. 

Hodgson's clearly confident that his team have got what it takes to win the match and come top. Despite the changes he's kept a certain core together, including the goalkeeper, two centre-back's and defensive midfielder. Slovakia will pin their hopes on Hamsik and Weiss, both of whom scored in the win over Russia. 

Wow, six England changes. As expected, Vardy and Sturridge come in for Sterling and Kane, whilst the rumours are true as Wilshere replaces Alli. It seems that the two full-back's have been rested too, with Clyne and Bertrand coming in, whilst there's also no place for captain Wayne Rooney, Jordan Henderson starting. 

England XI: Hart, Clyne, Smalling, Cahill, Bertrand, Dier, Henderson, Wilshere, Lallana, Vardy, Sturridge. 

Slovakia XI: Kozacik, Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica, Hubocan, Kucka, Pecovsky, Mak, Hamsik, Weiss, Duda. 

The team news is out, and Roy Hodgson has made six changes to the team that started against Wales!

There are some good omen's for England, especially the fact that they've won all three past meetings with Slovakia. The most recent of those came in 2009, Wayne Rooney bagging a brace as the Three Lions won 4-0 in a friendly. 

Slovakia are likely to be unchanged from their win over Russia, and will bid to get through to the last 16, at risk of losing a key player for any potential knockout tie, as they have six players that are one yellow card away from a one game suspension. Martin Skrtel of Liverpool is one of those, but he'll captain his team against some L4 colleagues. 

As far as team news goes, it's thought that Sturridge's performance as a substitute against Wales may have won him a place in the team tonight, possibly at the expense of Harry Kane, who has laboured as a lone frontman in the first two games. Vardy is breathing down the neck of Raheem Sterling, whilst there are some suggestions that Jack Wilshere could replace Dele Alli, in a bid to freshen the midfield up a little whilst giving the inexperienced Alli a rest. 

Daniel Sturridge celebrates his last minute winner for England against Wales (photo: Getty Images)
Daniel Sturridge celebrates his last minute winner for England against Wales (photo: Getty Images)

England remain the only unbeaten team in the group, but could have come into this game with a 100% record had Denis Glushakov not scored a stoppage time equaliser against the Three Lions during their first game against Russia. Eric Dier had given England a deserved lead 15 minutes prior, and manager Roy Hodgson was left to rue the late equaliser after a spirited performance from his men. In arguably the game of the tournament so far, it looked like England were going to suffer a loss against Wales as Bale put the Red Dragon ahead with a first half free-kick, but England hit back with two substitutes. Jamie Vardy equalised in the crunch clash, before Daniel Sturridge's injury time strike settled the difference and handed Hodgson's men the win. 

Let's take a look at how each side has fared so far. On three points, Slovakia have won one and lost one of their opening two games. The loss came in their first match, as they went down 2-1 to a Gareth Bale inspired Wales. Bale opened the scoring with a fine free-kick, only for Ondrej Duda to equalise. However, Slovak hearts were broken as Hal Robson-Kanu scored an 80th minute winner for Chris Coleman's men. They redeemed themselves in their last fixture though, Marek Hamsik putting on a fine show as they beat Russia 2-1, Hamsik amongst the scorers. 

We've already seen the conclusion of one group, as Group A finished up last night. Tournament hosts France's 0-0 draw with Switzerland ensured that they topped the group with seven points, whilst the Swiss go through to the last 16 as runner's up on five points. Albania's 1-0 win over Romania left the Romanian's bottom and out, whilst Albania will sweat over the possibility of going through as a best third placed team. 

Tonight signals the conclusion of Group B at the tournament, with Russia - Wales the other fixture in the group, kicking off at the same time. England currently top the group, so a win for them confirms their place as group winners, whilst if they lost Slovakia would leapfrog them. England should go through whatever happens, whilst anything other than a loss should put Slovakia through. The current state of play is England on four points, Wales and Slovakia both on three and Russia on one. 

Good evening to one and all, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute text commentary of this evening's UEFA European Championship fixture between Slovakia and England. It's each teams' respective final group game, with kick-off set for 8PM, so stick with us throughout the night, starting now as we build up to the eagerly anticipated game!