Metalist Stadium - Kharkiv 11/10/2013 - 20:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group H

Ukraine - Poland
1-0
 

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Yarmolenko keeps Ukraine in contention

Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 22.33CET
Ukraine 1-0 Poland
Andriy Yarmolenko's goal ensured the hosts go into Group H's final day all but certain of finishing second and still hoping to come out on top.
Yarmolenko keeps Ukraine in contention
Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko celebrates his winner against Poland ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Ukraine
Poland

1

Goals scored

0

10

Total attempts

13

4

Attempts on target

3

4

off target

6

3

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

2

2

Offsides

3

4

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

17

17

Fouls suffered

14

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Standings

Last updated: 12/10/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 11 October 2013, 22.33CET

Yarmolenko keeps Ukraine in contention

Ukraine 1-0 Poland
Andriy Yarmolenko's goal ensured the hosts go into Group H's final day all but certain of finishing second and still hoping to come out on top.

Andriy Yarmolenko's second-half goal earned Ukraine a narrow success against Poland that kept alive their hopes of finishing top of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group H.

The FC Dynamo Kyiv winger settled a tight contest at the Metalist Arena in the home side's favour with a composed finish four minutes past the hour. The result means Mikhail Fomenko's team will finish at least second in the section should they win in San Marino in their final qualifier on Tuesday – and if England drop points at home to Poland they would come first with a victory.

Ukraine started nervously, allowing Poland – who needed a win to maintain their own qualifying aspirations, but can now reach no higher than third – to take the initiative. Robert Lewandowski's header was cleared off the line by Yevhen Konoplyanka before Andriy Pyatov produced a good save to keep out Waldemar Sobota's fierce shot from the angle.

It was the hosts who made the breakthrough in the 64th minute, however, Konoplyanka delivering a perfect cross into the Polish penalty area. Yarmolenko still had work to do, but with time and space he curled his strike into the top corner.

Ukraine were made to work for the points, however, and might have been pegged back ten minutes from time had Lewandowski's aim been more accurate. Instead the forward headed over from close range, ensuring Fomenko's men held on for a vital victory.

Last updated: 08/05/14 3.14CET

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