Old Trafford - Manchester 10/12/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group A

Man. United - Shakhtar Donetsk
1-0
 

Man. United - Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 - 10/12/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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United top group, eliminate Shakhtar

Published: Tuesday 10 December 2013, 22.00CET
United top group, eliminate Shakhtar 
Rooney: Win was ‘vital’ ©Getty Images

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.

Match in 5

  • United finish Group A unbeaten and top the pile
  • Shakhtar take UEFA Europa League place
  • Jones volley enough for United
  • United seal first hat-trick of group stage home wins since 2007/08
  • Moyes's charges await round of 16 draw on 16 December

Reaction

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

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

Mircea Lucescu, Shakhtar coach

 

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Last updated: 11/12/2013 02:11 CET

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Match statistics

Man. United
Shakhtar Donetsk

1

Goals scored

0

54

Possession (%)

46

10

Total attempts

16

3

on target

10

7

off target

6

0

blocked

7

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

6

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

15

13

Fouls suffered

8

627

Passes

483

487

completed

355

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    A pulsating first period in Old Trafford, with both sides having plenty of chances to open the scoring. Shakhtar have attacked with pace and purpose, but have not been able to test United goalkeeper David de Gea. At the other end, the home side could have gone ahead through two big chances for Ashley Young, but it is goalless at the break.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Phil Jones' winner means United have finished top of Group A, but Shakhtar's UEFA Champions League campaign is over. The Ukrainian side will have to settle for a place in the UEFA Europa League after finishing third in the table, as Leverkusen are still beating Real Sociedad.
  • Substitution
    88
    Ferreyra (in) - Luiz Adriano (out) (Shakhtar Donetsk)
    Final throw of the dice for Shakhtar, who desperately need a goal.
  • Substitution
    88
    Valencia (in) - Büttner (out) (Man. United)
  • Yellow Card
    81
    Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk) is cautioned by the referee.

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