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D Damjanovic (45)

Ukraine undone by Montenegro

Damjanovic maintains unbeaten start to Group H

Last Updated: 16/10/12 10:04pm

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Dejan Damjanovic (right): On target for Montenegro against Ukraine

Dejan Damjanovic (right): On target for Montenegro against Ukraine

Dejan Damjanovic struck in first-half injury time to maintain Montenegro's unbeaten start to Group H with a magnificent 1-0 win over Ukraine in Kiev.

Damjanovic's winner was a further blow to the fancied Ukrainians, who had lost ground on their group rivals on Friday night after surprisingly being held to a goalless draw in Moldova.

The visitors were more aggressive from the start, threatening from a dangerous Ruslan Rotan free-kick in the first minute, then Nikola Drincic sending another set-piece into the arms of Ukraine keeper Andrei Pyatov.

Oleg Gusev had Ukraine's first chance when he shot wide in the 14th minute, and Gusev missed the target again from long range in the 36th minute.

Damjanovic forced a save out of Pyatov in the 42nd minute and three minutes later after a sustained spell of Montenegro pressure, the same player fired home from 12 yards after Stevan Jovetic's pass from the right wing.

The visitors continued to look sharp at the start of the second half, Pyatov tipping a header from Marko Basa round the post, and Stefan Savic heading just over the bar from the resulting corner.

Drincic shot just wide in the 56th minute before Ukraine finally responded with a shot from Yevgen Konoplianka which was well saved by Montenegro keeper Mladen Bozovic.

Pyatov denied Montenegro a second goal from the penalty spot in the 77th minute after Savic was fouled by Yevgen Selin, saving Jovetic's spot-kick in superb fashion.

But the Ukrainians seldom looked like fashioning an equaliser, with Jovetic missing the target again in the dying minutes as the visitors held on comfortably for a famous win.

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    Tue 16th Oct - Group G
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    Tue 16th Oct - Group D
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    Tue 16th Oct - Group B
    Tue 16th Oct - Group E
    Tue 16th Oct - Group H
    Tue 16th Oct - Group C

Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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