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United top group, eliminate Shakhtar

Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 22.40CET
Manchester United FC 1-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Phil Jones scored to ensure United topped Group A and the defeat ended Shakhtar's hopes as Bayer 04 Leverkusen won.
by Simon Hart
from Old Trafford

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Match statistics

Man. UnitedShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts10
 
16
on target3
 
10
off target7
 
6
blocked0
7
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
6
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
15
Fouls suffered13
 
8
Passes627
 
483
completed487
 
355

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 22.40CET

United top group, eliminate Shakhtar

Manchester United FC 1-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Phil Jones scored to ensure United topped Group A and the defeat ended Shakhtar's hopes as Bayer 04 Leverkusen won.

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 came into the game looking for a big improvement on their successive home defeats by Everton FC and Newcastle United FC and manager David Moyes's response was a team showing six changes from the Newcastle game, although the most noteworthy starter was a player retained from Saturday, 18-year-old attacker Adnan Januzaj. The Belgian was making his first UEFA Champions League appearance and underlined his potential early on with a smart turn and shot at Andriy Pyatov.

With United already qualified, Shakhtar's need for a result was greater and they got players forward at every opportunity. They almost got a goal after 13 minutes when Taison picked up the ball in the midfield, wriggled out of a cluster of red shirts and slipped a pass through to Alex Teixeira but under pressure from Jonny Evans he steered his left-foot shot past the far post. United looked vulnerable and Teixeira almost took advantage when he accelerated away Ryan Giggs in the midfield, cut across both United centre-backs but shot straight at David De Gea.

United's discomfort continued as Rio Ferdinand lost the ball to Teixeira out on the right but the resulting cutback to Fred ended with a shot blocked by the centre-back. That said, it was not one-way traffic, Ashley Young lobbing over after breaking clear.

Shakhtar pushed again after the restart and Yaroslav Rakitskiy saw his shot deflected by Jones on to the post following a corner. In the end, though, it was Jones at the other end who provided the decisive intervention. Shakhtar failed to clear substitute Robin van Persie's corner at the near post and the ball carried to Jones who from ten metres out fired home on the half-volley.

Last updated: 12/12/13 0.01CET

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Lineups

man. united

Man. United

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

1
De GeaDavid de Gea (GK)
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
2
RafaelRafael
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
Yellow Card81
4
JonesPhil Jones
Goal67
6
StepanenkoTaras Stepanenko
5
FerdinandRio Ferdinand
8
FredFred
Substitution80
6
J. EvansJonny Evans
9
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Substitution88
10
RooneyWayne Rooney (C)
13
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
11
GiggsRyan Giggs
Substitution63
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
18
YoungAshley Young
Substitution63
28
TaisonTaison
Substitution63
26
KagawaShinji Kagawa
29
Alex TeixeiraAlex Teixeira
28
BüttnerAlexander Büttner
Yellow Card71
Substitution88
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
Yellow Card78
44
JanuzajAdnan Januzaj
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy

Substitutes

13
LindegaardAnders Lindegaard (GK)
32
KanibolotskiyAnton Kanibolotskiy (GK)
8
AndersonAnderson
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
14
HernándezJavier Hernández
10
BernardBernard
Substitution63
17
NaniNani
11
EduardoEduardo
20
Van PersieRobin van Persie
Substitution63
17
FernandoFernando
Substitution80
23
CleverleyTom Cleverley
Substitution63
Yellow Card77
19
FerreyraFacundo Ferreyra
Substitution88
25
A. ValenciaAntonio Valencia
Substitution88
38
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov

Coach

David Moyes (SCO) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)

Fourth official

Milan Minić (SRB)

Additional assistant referees

Danilo Grujić (SRB), Miodrag Gogić (SRB)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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