Shakhtar Donetsk marked their Superliga title in style as they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Tavriya Symferopol on the final day of the season.
England lost their 100 per cent South Africa 2010 qualifying record as Serhiy Nazarenko gave Ukraine a 1-0 win over Fabio Capello's ten men.
With Ukraine three points behind Croatia with a game in hand, Alexei Mikhailichenko's team are still very much in the race for a play-off place.
England took a big step towards next year's finals in South Africa with an emphatic win over Andorra while Serbia and Russia did their hopes no harm.
Alexei Mikhailichenko has made a favourable early impression since taking charge of a Ukraine side that broke into the Ranking's top 20 this month.
Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick to inspire England to a 4-1 win in Croatia, while Miroslav Klose's treble saved Germany from defeat in Finland.