Manchester United FC put their Premier League worries behind them with a 1-0 victory over FC Shakhtar Donetsk – a result that eliminated the Ukrainian title holders from this season's UEFA Champions League while securing first place in Group A.
Phil Jones's 67th-minute goal earned United a third straight home success in Group A and left Shakhtar ruing a series of missed opportunities in a match where they had three times as many attempts on target. While United can now look forward to Monday's draw for the round of 16, Shakhtar's name will go into the hat for the UEFA Europa League last 32 draw an hour later after Bayer 04 Leverkusen pipped them to second spot.
United have to try to win trophies, that's the job. The teams in this cup are very good and we need to try and get better as the tournament goes on.
David Moyes, Manchester United manager
We lost to our opponents both physically and mentally after the break. We did not have the same team in the second half.
Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach
|1||De Gea (GK)||30||Pyatov (GK)|
|6||J. Evans||9||Luiz Adriano|
|13||Lindegaard (GK)||32||Kanibolotskiy (GK)|
|David Moyes (SCO)||Mircea Lucescu (ROU)|
|Milorad Mažić (SRB)|
|A||Man. United||Shakhtar Donetsk|