Flashback: Arsenal 3-2 Shakhtar Donetsk

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Martin Keown celebrates his goals against Shakhtar Donetsk in 2000

Arsenal 3-2 Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Goals: Bakharev 26, Vorobey 29, Wiltord 45, Keown 85, 90.

Remember Shakhtar Donetsk at Highbury in September 2000?

This was the first Champions League game to be staged at the famous old stadium after a relatively unsuccessful experiment at Wembley.

Arsenal went into the match as favourites but the Ukraine side surged into a 2-0 lead thanks to two goals in three minutes from Bakharev and Vorobey.

However Sylvain Wiltord threw Arsenal a lifeline with a goal on the stroke of half-time and Arsene Wenger's team piled on the pressure after the break.

They finally found the breakthrough courtesy of a most unlikely source - Martin Keown. And incredibly the same man popped up in the final minute to snatch a thrilling 3-2 victory.

Arsenal: Seaman; Dixon, Luzhny, Keown, Silvinho; Ljungberg (Bergkamp 66), Grimandi, Vieira, Pires (Wiltord 34); Kanu, Henry.

Shakhtar Donetsk: Virt; Starostyak, Popov, Gleveckas, Shevchuk; Zubov, Tymoschuk, Bakharev (Bielik70), Abramov (Kryventsov 58); Vorobey, Atelkin (Kovalov 77).

Pictures © PA Photos

19 Oct 2010