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Anderlecht vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary

Anderlecht
FT
1 - 1
Manchester United
L. Dendoncker 86'
36' H. Mkhitaryan
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEP! FULLTIME and the shares are spoiled. 

On the balance of play that was probably the right result - United, though, really need to learn how to put games to bed. This should make for a fascinating second-leg. 

It was a pleasure covering this match tonight.. thanks for the company

Anirudh Menon signing out...

Toodle-ooo
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93' Martial tries to slip past Appiah, but the right back does supremely well to hold his ground and spark a counter..... Chipciu loses his footing inside the United box - and United counter right back - Martial has Ibra in acres of space inside the box, but he delays his cross far too long and that's that for the chance... and the game
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91' Zlatan picks out Pogba with a supreme ball, before the Frenchman loses it with a lazy pass. Fosu Mensah dives in two footed in an attempt to win the ball back, and that's a deserved yellow for the sub.
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90' Hanni does supremely well to win a freekick off Valencia and Anderlecht can mount a final assault of their own. THREE MINUTES to be added on. 
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89' Darmian does brilliantly to hassle and harry and tackle Chipciu as United spark off an attack with Pogba and Ibra at the heart of it... Mkhitaryan then does well to win a throw-in near the corner flag - the Armenian is then taken for Fosu Mensah
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88' Fellaini gets a good ol' talking to for smashing into Tielemans - much to the delight of the home crowd. 
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87' Martial tries to skin Appiah, but the right back holds his ground. His compatriot (Martial) is not happy with that, and wins it right back before laying it off to Pogba.... who smashes one back to Manchester
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WHAT A LOVELY GOAL THAT IS! Obradovic pings forward and curls in a supreme ball into the box where Dendonker does brilliantly to run onto it and smash a header into the back of the net. WHAT. A. HEADER
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86' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! DENDONKER!
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84' Zlatan Ibrahimovic slips the most delightful through ball towards Martial, but the Frenchman's caught offside. 
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85' Hanni releases Chipciu with a sublime pass, but the Romanian's cut back is straight at Bailly... Zlatan tries to prompt a counter of his own, but the immense Mbodji does superbly to intercept the big Swede. 
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84' Mkhitaryan curls one onto the unmistakable noggin' of Fellaini but his header is meek... the big man really can't head the ball well can he?
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83' OH POGBA!!! Zlatan picks out Pogba with the pass of the match but the Frenchman's shot is too close to Ruben - who does well to make himself big. 
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81' OH FELLAINI! Of all the people on the pitch, the big Belgian attempts a twenty-five yarder which defects of Mbodji and into the hands of Ruben. 
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80' Acheampong gets on his scooter before  laying the ball off to Hanni - who smashes one off Rojo for a corner. The set-piece creates a lot of confusion in the United ranks... but United walk away with the ball 
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78' Teodorczyk is bullied off the ball by Fellaini and Pogba makes sure the ball is kept within United's feet. 
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76' Every single time Fellaini touches the ball, the stadium fills with whistles - they don't much like ex-Standard Liege players in these parts. 
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75' Hanni and Teodorczyk almost combine down the middle, but a combination of Fellaini's physical power and Marcos Rojo's insistent tackling sees them lose the ball 
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74' Fellaini on or Rashford as the United bus beeps beeps in reverse into a parking position. Meanwhile, Teodorczyk replaces Thelin - the 25 goal hitman will look to win one back for Anderlecht
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73' Appiah does superbly to skip past Martial, but his cross can't get past the first man, Darmian. United move forward in waves again and Pogba picks out Ibra with a lovely little chip... the Swede does well to hold on to the ball before squaring the ball - no one is running onto that though.  
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72' Hanni tries to slip in Thelin behind Bailly, but his ball and the Swede's runs could be taking place on two different continents for all the good it would do them. 
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71' Hanni takes a touch too long between his first and second touch and Bailly hammers it clear at the edge of the United box. Anderlecht have the ball back and Hanni skins Bailly before squaring it to Chipciu... the Romanian goes down under pressure from Rojo, but the ref correctly waves play on. 
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69' Mkhitaryan ghosts away from Telemans, and the young brings him down. The freekick is played short and United continue passing it about leisurely... till Martial decides to have a go... but Kara Mbodji does well to block it with his considerable girth  
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67' Chipciu and Thelin work a neat little one-two before the latter flicks it onto Hanni - who is closed down well by Bailly. Rashford immediately flies forward and Obradovic goes into the book for taking out the Englishman with a tackle that reeked of bloody-minded determination to neither let ball or man past. Ugly tackle, to be honest.
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66' Hanni fouls Bailly - well spotted by Brych that - and United start their probing passing again - till Tielemans pressurises Martial into losing the ball. 
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65' Martial runs at Appiah, but looses his footing at the crucial juncture - and Appiah walks away with it. 
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63' United are stroking the ball around the ball with ease here... till Darmian plays it out. Anderlecht make another change by throwing on Hanni in place of Stanciu. Tricky creative force the French-Algerian is. 
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62' Rashford is brought down from behind by Chipciu and the Romanian will get a talking to from Felix Brych. Nothing more than that. Meanwhile. Lingard is taken for Anthony Martial - not a sight the Belgian defenders wanted to see. 
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60' Mkhitaryan picks out Rashford with a sublime pitch-wedge of a pass, but the Englishman's attempt to take it past Nuytinck isn't successful as the hulking centre-back holds his ground well. 
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59' Chipciu tries to run through the entirety of the United defence, but Bailly is having none of that... the ball is worked back into the United third and Acheampong pings it into the box where Obradovic shoots just wide!! The left back was slipping, and was on his right foot - but great football that from the Belgians. 
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58' Mkhitaryan shows just how quick he can move his feet with some sublime footwork to get past Bruno who duly pulls him down. Bruno is then taken off for the Romanian winger Chipciu. This may mean Tielemans moving a touch further up in the centre... 
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57' More sublime passing culminates in Rashford cutting in at extreme pace before hitting a powerful shot straight at Ruben. 
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55' OW MKHITARYAN! FROM NOTHING, Pogba pings a superb ball down the left flank to Darmian who whips in a nice ball that Mkhitaryan volleys just wide. That would have been some goal if it had gone in - they'd seduced Anderlecht to  sleep there with that spell of passing about in the middle of the field. 
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54' United are killing the head of steam build up by the home side with some patient passing.... 
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53' Acheampong is on fire here! He runs at, and terrifies Jesse Lingard, who does his best bu has to concede a corner. From it Mbodji heads it tamely into the hands of Romero
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52' Stanciu releases Tielemans down the left, but the young man's cross is headed away by Bailly. They get the ball back though and  Acheampong's teasing ball in is hacked away well by Bailly
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51' United look a tad nervy here as even Zlatan ends up misplacing a couple of easy-looking passes. Anderlecht meanwhile are trying to channel the play through Tielemans and the captain is responding with some sublime passing. 
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50' Acheampong runs straight through Lingard and into the box, but the immense figure of Valencia is there to snuff out the danger. Brilliant start this from the homes side
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49' OOOOO Acheampong!! The Ghanian gets a chance at the far post after some superb play from Obradovic and Tielemans... but Valencia does superbly to clear it for a corner.
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48' United have started a touch shakily, and Anderlecht look to take advantage. They're not going to do that with this kind of passing though as Appiah passes it straight to Darmian
90'+1'
T. Fosu-Mensah
H. Mkhitaryan
90'+2'
T. Fosu-Mensah
L. Dendoncker
assist: I. Obradović
86'
75'
M. Fellaini
M. Rashford
Ł. Teodorczyk
I. Thelin
75'
I. Obradović
67'
S. Hanni
N. Stanciu
65'
63'
A. Martial
J. Lingard
A. Chipciu
M. Bruno
58'
47'
M. Carrick
36'
H. Mkhitaryan
24'
H. Mkhitaryan
Tournament Europa League 2016-17 - Quarter-finals
Stadium Stade Constant Vanden Stock
Match time Fri, 14 Apr 2017, 12:35 AM
Manchester United (4-2-3-1)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
30
Rubén
37
I. Obradović
14
B. Nuytinck
4
K. Mbodji
12
D. Appiah
32
L. Dendoncker
31
Y. Tielemans
18
F. Acheampong
73
N. Stanciu
10
M. Bruno
24
I. Thelin
20
S. Romero
36
M. Darmian
5
M. Rojo
3
E. Bailly
25
A. Valencia
6
P. Pogba
16
M. Carrick
19
M. Rashford
22
H. Mkhitaryan
14
J. Lingard
9
Z. Ibrahimović
Manchester United (4-2-3-1)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
Anderlecht Subs
3
O. Deschacht
5
U. Spajić
11
A. Chipciu
17
Capel
23
F. Boeckx
91
Ł. Teodorczyk
94
S. Hanni
Manchester United Subs
1
David de Gea
11
A. Martial
17
D. Blind
21
Ander Herrera
23
L. Shaw
24
T. Fosu-Mensah
27
M. Fellaini
36% POSSESSION 64%
12 SHOTS 15
1 SHOTS ON GOAL 7
17 FOULS 9
6 CORNERS 4
1 OFFSIDES 3
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
6 SAVES 0
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Fenerbahçe SK 6 4 1 1 2 13
2 Manchester United 6 4 0 2 8 12
3 Feyenoord Rotterdam 6 2 1 3 -4 7
4 FC Zorya Luhansk 6 0 2 4 -6 2
1 APOEL 6 4 0 2 2 12
2 OlympiakosP 6 2 2 2 1 8
3 BSC Young Boys 6 2 2 2 3 8
4 FK Astana 6 1 2 3 -6 5
1 AS Saint-Étienne 6 3 3 0 3 12
2 RSC Anderlecht 6 3 2 1 8 11
3 Mainz 05 6 2 3 1 -2 9
4 FK Qabala 6 0 0 6 -9 0
1 FK Zenit St. Petersburg 6 5 0 1 9 15
2 Alkmaar Zaanstreek 6 2 2 2 -4 8
3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 2 1 3 -2 7
4 Dundalk 6 1 1 4 -3 4
1 Roma 6 3 3 0 9 12
2 AFC Astra 6 2 2 2 -3 8
3 FC Viktoria Plzeň 6 1 3 2 -3 6
4 FK Austria Wien 6 1 2 3 -3 5
1 KRC Genk 6 4 0 2 4 12
2 Athletic Club 6 3 1 2 -1 10
3 SK Rapid Wien 6 1 3 2 -1 6
4 Sassuolo 6 1 2 3 -2 5
1 AFC Ajax 6 4 2 0 5 14
2 Celta de Vigo 6 2 3 1 3 9
3 Royal Standard Liège 6 1 4 1 2 7
4 Panathinaikos 6 0 1 5 -10 1
1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 6 6 0 0 16 18
2 KAA Gent 6 2 2 2 -4 8
3 Sporting Braga 6 1 3 2 -2 6
4 Atiker Konyaspor 6 0 1 5 -10 1
1 Schalke 04 6 5 0 1 6 15
2 FK Krasnodar 6 2 1 3 0 7
3 FC Salzburg 6 2 1 3 0 7
4 OGC Nice Côte d'Azur 6 2 0 4 -6 6
1 Fiorentina 6 4 1 1 9 13
2 PAOK Thessaloniki 6 3 1 2 1 10
3 Qarabağ Ağdam FK 6 2 1 3 -5 7
4 FC Slovan Liberec 6 1 1 4 -5 4
1 AC Sparta Praha 6 4 0 2 2 12
2 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 6 2 2 2 0 8
3 Southampton 6 2 2 2 2 8
4 Internazionale 6 2 0 4 -4 6
1 Osmanlıspor Futbol Kulübü 6 3 1 2 3 10
2 Villarreal 6 2 3 1 1 9
3 FC Zürich 6 1 3 2 -2 6
4 SC Fotbal ClubSB SA 6 1 3 2 -2 6
Updated: Apr 14, 2017 02:26 AM | Published: Apr 14, 2017 01:15 AM