we weren close enough to them (in the first half)

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Jones goal lifts United and eliminates Shakhtar

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) Manchester United midfielder Phil Jones grabbed the winner to ensure his already qualified team finished top of Champions League Group A canada goose clearance sale as they eliminated Shakhtar Donetsk 1 0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Manchester Canada Goose online United’s Phil Jones (R) shoots to score during their Champions League soccer match against Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble

England international Jones Canada Goose sale cracked home a low volley in canada goose deals the 67th minute to secure the victory for United, top of their group before kickoff but having lost their last two Premier League home matches, canada goose store and ease the pressure on manager David Moyes.

Ukraine champions Shakhtar, who needed to match Bayer Leverkusen result at Real Sociedad to progress, finished third and go into the Europa League after the Bundesliga side held on for a 1 0 win in Spain that Canada Goose Parka took them into canadian goose jacket the knockout phase.

Shakhtar 2018 canada goose outlet Brazilian trio of canada goose coats Taison, Alex Teixeira and Luiz Adriano gave vulnerable United a torrid time canada goose clearance early canada goose outlet store locations on, but Mircea Lucescu side could not convert any of their chances and they fell away after utility man Jones broke the deadlock.

Moyes said United, who finish with 14 points from their six group games, should still be viewed as a strong Champions League contender, but he was keen to add a proviso.

think we could be classed as one cheap Canada Goose Jackets of the favourites, but we have to improve if we to keep progressing in the Champions League, he canada goose was quoted as saying on the BBC.

wanted to top the group and we have. The win helps us, it improves our form. We didn play well for 30 minutes and they had two or three opportunities, but in the second half it was much better.

was tough with them at halftime but we needed to be, we need to win games. we weren close enough to them (in the first half). To be fair canada goose black friday sale the players responded well.

club like Manchester United canada goose coats on sale has to be trying to win the trophy, that their job. You have to get better as the tournament goes on. It a tough competition, a hard one but we will take it one game at a time.

Moyes had taken responsibility for his side Canada Goose Coats On Sale poor results in the past seven days, two 1 0 home Premier League Canada Goose Online defeats by Everton and Newcastle United that posed serious questions about his suitability to succeed Alex Ferguson.

The Scot began his repair job by making six changes from the side that lost to Newcastle, while opposite number Lucescu, mindful of Shakhtar need for a positive result, made a bold cheap Canada Goose statement buy canada goose jacket cheap by picking Fred and Tomas Stepanenko in midfield as a platform for https://www.canadagoosejacket-outlet.ca Taison, Teixeira and Adriano.

Manchester United’s Phil Jones (R) celebrates scoring during their Champions League soccer match against Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England December 10, 2013. canada goose outlet toronto factory REUTERS/Phil Noble

It was Teixeira and Taison in particular who put United defence, and Canada Goose Outlet notably Rio Ferdinand, under pressure in the first half.

In the 13th minute Taison drove towards goal and timed to perfection a through ball for Teixeira, who advanced on David de Gea although, with only the keeper to beat, he sidefooted inches wide.

Just past the half hour Taison robbed a ponderous Ferdinand but, after the ball rolled invitingly for Fred on the edge of the area, the midfielder scuffed his shot.

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ATTACKING EFFORTS United early attacking efforts were not without merit, as 18 year old Adnan Januzaj, making his European debut, turned and canada goose replica hit a half volley straight at Andriy Pyatov, and striker Wayne Rooney bent a free kick into the side netting.

Yet the home side best chances of the first period fell to Ashley Young, a player lacking in confidence and whose United career might not extend much past the January transfer window.

After 37 minutes Canada Goose Jackets Young found himself one on one with Pyatov but could only steer a lob wide of the mark, and seven minutes later he sliced a left foot shot wide after being played into space by Rooney.

Douglas Costa gave United a warning early in the second half, deceiving defender Alexander Buttner with a wonderful piece of skill on the byline, and from a corner moments later Yaroslav Rakitskiy low effort shaved De Gea post.

Then news came through from Spain that Leverkusen had taken the lead against Real Sociedad, and Shakhtar, perhaps too eager for a breakthrough of their own, relinquished control.

First Shinji Kagawa forced a save from Pyatov, before Rooney nearly caught the keeper off guard with an improvised chip from distance that glided just over the bar.

Robin van Persie replaced Young after 63 minutes and four minutes later United were ahead.

The Dutchman corner was not cleared by the visitors and the ball fell to Jones who, in one movement, swivelled and buy canada goose jacket hit a crisp volley low past Pyatov left hand from 10 yards.

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