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Published on Nov 08, 2012
 

Last-gasp Moses goal gives Chelsea 3-2 win over Shakhtar

 
 

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - A 94th-minute winner by substitute Victor Moses gave Chelsea a dramatic 3-2 win at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday that reinvigorated their Champions League title defence.

The champions looked set for a damaging draw that would have them left them at risk of a group-stage exit until Moses rose to meet Juan Mata's corner deep into stoppage time and claim his first ever goal in the competition.

Chelsea had led twice, only for Shakhtar to reply on both occasions through Willian, as the Ukrainian champions threated to inflict more misery on Roberto Di Matteo's side after their 2-1 win in Ukraine two weeks ago.

However, Moses' goal enabled Chelsea to draw level with Shakhtar on seven points in Group E, giving them a one-point advantage over third-placed Juventus ahead of what looks set to be a decisive showdown in Turin on November 20.