Taison scored a late equaliser for Shakhtar Donetsk to cancel out Danny Welbeck’s goal for Manchester United in a 1-1 draw at the Donbass Arena that saw Ryan Giggs make a record 145th Champions League appearance.
Brazilian Taison blasted the ball into the roof of the net with 14 minutes left after Yaroslav Rakitskiy blazed a cross from the left wing into the United box.
It was some relief for Rakitskiy, who was at fault for Welbeck's 19th-minute opener, failing to clear Marouane Fellaini's cross.
United had been lucky to escape conceding a penalty when Tom Cleverley slid in late on the advancing Alex Teixeira on 14 minutes, and after United’s goal Shakhtar dominated the match and deserved their equaliser, with David De Gea making some good stops.
The result leaves both sides on four points, with United leading on goal difference, while Giggs's substitute appearance took him clear of Raul, with whom he had previously shared the record for appearances in Europe's top competition.
14' - PENALTY APPEAL: Teixeira is caught by a Cleverley lunge as he advances into the box, but his exaggerated fall means the referee ignores the foul.
19' - GOAL (Shakhtar 0-1 United): Antonio Valencia finds Fellaini on the edge of the box. The Belgian gets to the byline, and his low cross is turned into the net by Welbeck.
71' - CHANCE: Rafael lays the ball off to Robin van Persie on the right wing. The striker cuts onto his left foot, finds some space to shoot on the turn, but it's blocked by Rakitskiy.
76' - GOAL (Shakhtar 1-1 United): Having saved Shakhtar at the other end five minutes before, the defender crosses into United's box. Nemanja Vidic can only clear to the oncoming midfielder who smashes ball past De Gea.
Talking point: David Moyes side should be pleased with the result, but conceding a late goal after such solid defending will be a blow to the morale. The nature of the draw will be a test to see how they react in their next match.
1 - This is the first time that Shakhtar Donetsk have failed to win at home against English opposition in the Champions League.
145 - This was Ryan Giggs' 145th Champions League appearance, a record.
5 - Manchester United have played Ukrainian opposition five times in the Champions League, and remain undefeated.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk): Not only was he responsible for his side's equaliser, he posed a threat throughout the match, and was it not for De Gea and Vidic's excellent performances, he might have inspired a victory.
Shakhtar: Pyatov 6, Srna 7, Kucher 6 , Rakitskiy 6, Schevchuk 7, Fernando 6, Hubschman 6, Taison 8. Teixeira 7, Douglas Costa 6, Luiz Adriano 5; Subs: Bernard 6, Ferreyra 6, Ilsinho 6.
Manchester United: De Gea 8, Da Silva 6, Smalling 6, Vidic 8, Evra 6, Valencia 6, Carrick 6, Fellaini 5, Cleverley 6, Welbeck 6, van Persie 6; Subs: Jones 6, Giggs 6.
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