Ukraine too good for Poland in WCup qualifier

Two goals inside the first 10 minutes helped Ukraine to a 3-1

victory over Poland in their World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Andriy Yarmolenko opened the scoring in the second minute with a

long shot into the left-hand corner past keeper Artur Boruc, as

Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych and his Polish host,

President Bronislaw Komorowski both watched at the National

Stadium.

Oleg Gusev made it 2-0 in the seventh minute with a precise

finish from inside the penalty area. Lukasz Piszczek pulled a goal

back for Poland in the 18th minute, but Roman Zozulya restored

Ukraine’s two-goal lead just before the break.

Ukraine and Poland have five points each from four games in

Group H, though both are far behind leader Montenegro and

second-place England.