Europa League - 29 November 2018

Europa League - 29 November 2018

Europa League - 29 November 2018

Arsenal secured top spot in their Europa League group as a much-changed side coasted to Europa League victory against Vorskla Poltava, whose manager then hit out at the decision to move the game to Kiev.

'They needs to take minutes in matches like today.

Any inconvenience for Unai Emery and his players did not show as youngsters Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock scored either side of an Aaron Ramsey penalty to confirm a win in temperatures that dropped as low as minus 10 degrees.

It is unclear if the match could be postponed or if Vorskla would forfeit the game, which would eliminate them from the Europa League with one match to go.

Arsenal's Smith Rowe celebrates scoring a goal
Arsenal's Smith Rowe celebrates scoring a goal

"The match will now take place at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev on Thursday, November 29 at 1855CET (1755GMT)".

Ramsey doubled the advantage shortly before the half-hour mark as he won and converted a penalty - the Wales global going down after minimal contact from Vorskla defender Igor Perduta before coolly converting the spot-kick.

It was fast turning into a miserable night for the hosts - already forced to play more than 200 miles away from their own stadium - and Arsenal looked to be in no mood to let up as Willock and Nketiah both came close in quick succession. The Welshman stepped up to take and slotted the ball into the bottom corner. This decision concerns the match FC Vorskla and Arsenal FC.

Vorskla could have no complaints at the final score, though, as they were comfortably second best en route to a fourth successive defeat across all competitions and their third home defeat of the group stages.


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