Football: Shakhtar claim fourth straight title

Shakhtar Donetsk won their fourth straight Ukraine league title on Sunday despite only drawing 1-1 at Metalist Kharkiv.

Metalist were the only team capable of catching Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu's team but needed to win to have any chance of doing so.

The result left Shakhtar 15 points clear of second placed Dynamo Kiev, who leapfrogged Metalist on goal difference with a 2-0 over Dnepropetrovsk, with just four games left.

It was Shakhtar's eighth league title in total but still leaves them behind Kiev, with 13 overall wins - including nine in a row from 1993 to 2001.