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Shakhtar Donetsk   2 - 1   Arsenal

Theo Walcott (left) is congratulated by team-mates after his goal against Shakhtar Donetsk
Walcott's opener for Arsenal proved a false dawn

By Mandeep Sanghera

Eduardo came back to haunt ex-club Arsenal as he grabbed a winner for Shakhtar Donetsk against the Gunners in their Champions League Group H tie.

Theo Walcott raced clear to guide in a shot and put Arsenal ahead.

But a Shakhtar free-kick was met by Dmytro Chygrynskiy before being headed into his own net by Arsenal's Craig Eastmond for the equaliser.

Croatian Eduardo then eased in a 45th minute shot from which Arsenal failed to recover.

The striker did not celebrate the goal but the victory will provide the Ukrainian side the revenge they were seeking following their 5-1 humiliation in the reverse fixture two weeks ago.

Shakhtar manager Mircea Lucescu had promised a different side from the one beaten at the Emirates and so it proved as the home team earned a victory which moved them level with an Arsenal side top of Group H on nine points.

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The Gunners now need a point at Braga in their next game or three points in the final tie at home against Partizan Belgrade to make sure of progressing in the tournament.

Arsenal had known victory at Shakhtar would have booked their spot in the last 16 knockout stages and it all started so well for them at the Donbass Arena as they looked capable of winning in Ukraine for the first time.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has suggested Walcott could switch from the wing to a striking role like Arsenal great Thierry Henry and the England international showed why in lethal fashion after 10 minutes.

Walcott raced on to a Jack Wilshere pass as the visitors cleared a corner and, after leaving the Shakhtar defence trailing in his slipstream, he caught home keeper Andriy Pyatov by surprise by taking his shot early and guiding it into the bottom corner.

However, the goal had an adverse impact on Arsenal, who were missing key players Cesc Fabregas, Andrey Arshavin and Alex Song, while giving the home side an extra impetus.

Jadson headed against the visitors' post and, following a Shakhtar corner, Chygrynskiy struck a well-timed shot which forced keeper Lukas Fabianski into a smart save.

Arsenal failed to heed the warning and they finally buckled under the incessant pressure from the home side when a Jadson free-kick flicked off the head of Chygrynskiy before 19-year-old Champions League debutant Eastmond inadvertently nodded the ball into his own net.

Although the goal looked on the cards, the Gunners will be upset the referee played the advantage in their favour after a foul on Wilshere just before the equaliser.

Eduardo (right) tempered his joy after getting the winner for Shakhtar
Eduardo (right) tempered his joy after getting the winner for Shakhtar

The host continued to stretch their rivals and Srna slipped a ball through Eastmond's legs to release Jadson, who drove a shot straight into the arms of a grateful Fabianski.

The pace and movement of the Ukrainian league leaders was proving too much for Arsenal and Wenger was an agitated figure.

Wenger's mood was only worsened when Shakhtar took the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Srna caught left-back Gael Clichy in possession and the Shakhtar captain found former Gunners striker Eduardo, who clinically eased a shot beyond Fabianski's reach.

In an intriguing contest, the inventive Wilshere almost pulled the visitors level when he robbed Willian of the ball just inside the Shakhtar area and, with a clear sight of goal, sidefooted a left-foot shot wide.

Gunners centre-back Sebastien Squillaci also had a great chance to level when he found himself unmarked as he met a diagonal Samir Nasri ball but his header was saved by Pyatov.

That was as close as Arsenal got to earning a draw as Shakhtar extended their unbeaten record at home to 49 matches, while the Gunners were beaten for the first time in this season's Champions League.

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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Champions League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Arsenal FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Eastmond (og) 28
  • Eduardo 45
  • Walcott 10

Shakhtar Donetsk

  • 30 Pyatov
  • 03 Hubschman yellow card
  • 26 Rat yellow card
  • 27 Chigrinsky
  • 44 Rakitskiy
  • 08 Jadson (Douglas Costa 74)
  • 10 Willian
  • 19 Gai yellow card (Alex Teixeira 62)
  • 33 Srna
  • 09 Luiz Adriano (Moreno 88)
  • 11 Eduardo

Substitutes

  • 12 Khudzamov,
  • 05 Kucher,
  • 14 Kobin,
  • 15 Stepanenko,
  • 20 Douglas Costa,
  • 29 Alex Teixeira,
  • 99 Moreno

Arsenal

Substitutes

Ref: M BusaccaAtt: 48,765
SHAKHTAR DONETSK
ARSENAL

Possession

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 54%
  • Arsenal 46%

Attempts on target

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 14
  • Arsenal 9

Attempts off target

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 3
  • Arsenal 3

Corners

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 7
  • Arsenal 3

Fouls

  • Shakhtar Donetsk 8
  • Arsenal 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:55 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+2:54 Johan Djourou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Da Silva Eduardo. Yaroslav Rakitskiy has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:21 Corner taken short by da Silva Willian.
  • 90:00+1:09 Marcelo Moreno takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Fabianski.
  • 87:34 Dimitro Chygrynskiy concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Rosicky. Direct free kick taken by Johan Djourou.
  • 87:34 Substitution Marcelo Moreno comes on in place of da Silva Luiz Adriano.
  • 86:47 Da Silva Eduardo takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Fabianski.
  • 86:00 Da Silva Luiz Adriano fouled by Emmanuel Eboue, the ref awards a free kick. Razvan Rat takes the free kick.
  • 85:29 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
  • 84:32 Carlos Alberto Vela takes a shot. Andrei Pyatov makes a save.
  • 82:46 Booking Razvan Rat receives a yellow card for time wasting.
  • 81:48 Foul by Tomas Rosicky on Da Silva Eduardo, free kick awarded. Darijo Srna restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:48 Substitution Theo Walcott leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 80:07 Marouane Chamakh concedes a free kick for a foul on Darijo Srna. Dimitro Chygrynskiy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:33 Darijo Srna takes a outswinging corner.
  • 75:54 Unfair challenge on Da Silva Eduardo by Sebastien Squillaci results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Darijo Srna from the free kick, save made by Lukasz Fabianski.
  • 74:04 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darijo Srna.
  • 72:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Alberto Vela by Darijo Srna. Free kick taken by Gael Clichy.
  • 72:25 Substitution (Shakhtar Donetsk) makes a substitution, with de Souza Douglas Costa coming on for Rodrigues Jadson.
  • 72:25 Substitution Marouane Chamakh is brought on as a substitute for Nicklas Bendtner.
  • 71:36 Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save made by Andrei Pyatov.
  • 70:35 Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Andrei Pyatov.
  • 69:26 The referee gives a free kick against Carlos Alberto Vela for handball. Free kick taken by Razvan Rat.
  • 68:55 Gael Clichy challenges Darijo Srna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darijo Srna.
  • 68:34 Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Andrei Pyatov.
  • 65:01 Sebastien Squillaci takes a shot. Save by Andrei Pyatov.
  • 64:05 Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.
  • 61:25 Substitution Santos Alex Teixeira on for Oleksiy Gai.
  • 61:06 Da Silva Willian takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastien Squillaci.
  • 59:13 Carlos Alberto Vela takes a shot. Dimitro Chygrynskiy gets a block in.
  • 58:10 Substitution (Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Carlos Alberto Vela coming on for Craig Eastmond.
  • 55:50 Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Andrei Pyatov.
  • 54:11 Jack Wilshere produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 53:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by da Silva Willian on Emmanuel Eboue. Direct free kick taken by Emmanuel Eboue.
  • 52:02 Corner from the left by-line taken by Samir Nasri, save by Andrei Pyatov.
  • 51:38 Unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Rodrigues Jadson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Wilshere.
  • 46:45 Jack Wilshere fouled by Oleksiy Gai, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Wilshere takes the free kick.
  • 46:45 Booking Oleksiy Gai receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darijo Srna on Gael Clichy. Gael Clichy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:58 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 44:45 The assist for the goal came from Darijo Srna.
  • 44:45 GOAL - Da Silva EduardoShakhtar Donetsk 2 - 1 Arsenal Goal scored by Da Silva Eduardo from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Arsenal.
  • 42:46 Tomas Rosicky concedes a free kick for a foul on Yaroslav Rakitskiy. Dimitro Chygrynskiy takes the free kick.
  • 40:10 Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Andrei Pyatov makes a save.
  • 38:13 Foul by Gael Clichy on Oleksiy Gai, free kick awarded. Darijo Srna delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save made by Lukasz Fabianski.
  • 33:43 Rodrigues Jadson takes a shot. Lukasz Fabianski makes a save.
  • 32:45 Gael Clichy concedes a free kick for a foul on Darijo Srna. Darijo Srna takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicklas Bendtner on Tomas Hubschman. Yaroslav Rakitskiy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:40 Emmanuel Eboue gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on da Silva Willian. Rodrigues Jadson sends in a cross, Dimitro Chygrynskiy takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Eastmond.
  • 27:40 GOAL - Craig EastmondShakhtar Donetsk 1 - 1 Arsenal Craig Eastmond heads into his own net. Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Arsenal.
  • 26:44 Booking Tomas Hubschman is booked.
  • 26:37 Booking Emmanuel Eboue goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 23:58 Outswinging corner taken by Darijo Srna.
  • 23:28 Nicklas Bendtner concedes a free kick for a foul on Razvan Rat. Tomas Hubschman takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:43 Foul by Nicklas Bendtner on Oleksiy Gai, free kick awarded. Dimitro Chygrynskiy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:11 Effort on goal by da Silva Willian from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 19:41 Da Silva Willian takes a shot. Lukasz Fabianski makes a save.
  • 17:59 Da Silva Willian is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.
  • 17:33 Dimitro Chygrynskiy takes a shot. Save made by Lukasz Fabianski.
  • 17:19 Outswinging corner taken by Darijo Srna.
  • 17:09 Rodrigues Jadson produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post.
  • Correction - 16:56 Rodrigues Jadson takes a shot. Blocked by Johan Djourou.
  • 16:56 Rodrigues Jadson takes a shot. Sebastien Squillaci gets a block in.
  • 13:56 Da Silva Willian takes a shot. Lukasz Fabianski makes a save.
  • 10:39 Oleksiy Gai takes a shot. Sebastien Squillaci gets a block in.
  • 9:21 GOAL - Theo WalcottShakhtar Donetsk 0 - 1 Arsenal Goal scored by Theo Walcott from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shakhtar Donetsk 0-1 Arsenal.
  • 9:17 Corner taken by Darijo Srna from the right by-line.
  • 8:36 Corner taken by Darijo Srna, Dimitro Chygrynskiy takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastien Squillaci.
  • 8:00 Rodrigues Jadson fouled by Jack Wilshere, the ref awards a free kick. Oleksiy Gai takes the free kick.
  • 6:37 Samir Nasri produces a drilled right-footed shot from just outside the box that bounces off the post.
  • 4:52 Unfair challenge on Johan Djourou by da Silva Luiz Adriano results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Johan Djourou.
  • 3:01 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Samir Nasri.
  • 1:47 Da Silva Eduardo challenges Jack Wilshere unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.
  • 0:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Wilshere on Da Silva Eduardo. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Darijo Srna, save made by Lukasz Fabianski.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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2 Valencia 4 6 7
3 Rangers 4 -2 5
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Champ Lge Group D table snapshot

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1 Barcelona 4 6 8
2 FC Copenhagen 4 1 7
3 Rubin Kazan 4 -1 3
4 Panathinaikos 4 -6 2

Champ Lge Group E table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 4 8 12
2 Roma 4 -2 6
3 CFR Cluj-Napoca 4 -5 3
4 Basle 4 -1 3

Champ Lge Group F table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 10 12
2 Spartak Moscow 4 -1 6
3 Marseille 4 5 6
4 MSK Zilina 4 -14 0

Champ Lge Group G table snapshot

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 4 5 10
2 AC Milan 4 0 5
3 Ajax 4 -2 4
4 Auxerre 4 -3 3

Champ Lge Group H table snapshot

As it stood on 3 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 4 11 9
2 S. Donetsk 4 1 9
3 Braga 4 -6 6
4 Partizan Belgrade 4 -6 0


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Real draw at Milan to go through
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Champions League as it happened
03 Nov 10 |  Football
Champions League photos
03 Nov 10 |  Football
Van Persie call-up stuns Wenger
04 Nov 10 |  Arsenal
Wilshere signs new Arsenal deal
01 Nov 10 |  Arsenal
Arsenal 1-0 West Ham
30 Oct 10 |  Premier League
Arsenal 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk
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