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Manchester United vs Rostov Live Score and Commentary

Manchester United
FT
1 - 0
Rostov
Mata 70'
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEP! That's that as United do a professional job in the second half to make sure they are through to the next round of the Europa League

That was far from comfortable, but a dominant first half showing and a job well done in the second half ensures United are still in it. 

That's all from me, thank you for reading!

Anirudh Menon signing out....

Toodle-ooo!
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95' HOLY WOW!!! ROMERO HAS TO FLY TO HIS RIGHT TO KEEP OUT CHRISTIAN NOBOA'S EXCELLENT SAVE!! ALMOST WENT DOWN TO THE WIRE DIDN'T THAT?
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94' Jones clatters into Erokhin, and it's a Rostov freekick in a dangerous area! The David Beckham zone as Old Trafford knows it
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93' OW OW Mata tries to slip in Mkhitaryan, but the Spaniard's ball is unusually wayward. Rashford has been standing on the touchline for four minutes now, but he hasn't got a chance to jog on
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92' Fellaini has been a nuisance in the middle of the field, and he wins a freekick from which the ball is worked out to Zlatan, but the Swede's shot is well blocked
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91' Zlatan controls a nice Herrera long ball with a piece of sublime skill, and then he tries to nutmeg Navas, but the wily Spaniard is wise to his tricks. 
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90' Four minutes added on! Can United hold on? Can Rostov keep their European fairytale alive?
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89' Devic and Bailly clash, and the Ivorian goes down clutching his ankle. This is worrying for United... but no, Bailly gets straight up
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88' Kurdyashov does just about enough to keep Valencia at bay, but United are coming back in waves. A superb tackle from Erokhin sees to it that Mata doesn't dance his way into the box. 
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87' Bukharov Fellaini-s a challenge on Fellaini and its a yellow for the Russian. The United man won that foul with a piece of sublime skill
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86' Mata is almost released again, and again, he's caught a centimetre or so off. 
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84' Seriously, what is Jones doing on the left? He gets Rojo into a world of trouble with a short backpass but the Argentine punts it forward and Zlatan's resilience sees United maintain possession. Jones then goes on a marauding run down the left, but the ball bundles over the line and out of play
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83' Fellaini channels his inner Zidane as he chest-controls and turns in one swift go as he leaves Erokhin in his wake. he then releases Mkhitaryan with a no-look pass and the Armenian tries a one-two with Mata that is cut off well by Cesar Navas 
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81' Mkhitaryan jogs back on, and he tries to spread play by passing it to Jones, but the Englishman looks lost in midfield.
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80' Mkhitaryan is down on the ground now! Kurdyashov goes through him, and that leaves him on the ground. Kireev meanwhile comes on in place of Bahramyan who has had a terrible night getting skinned by Tony Valencia
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79' The corner comes to nothing, but Devic comes on in as Rostov attempt to boost their attack
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78' OH BUKHAROV!! THE GOALSCORER FROM THE FIRST LEG ALMOST MAKES IT 1-1! His header is well directed, but Romero does superbly to dive to his right and palm it away
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77' Bailly slips the ball through to Zlatan who does well to find Mata, but the mass of yellow close flanks and United are reduced to their pass-pass-pass. Without Pogba, though, the midfield lacks the imagination that makes this work. Sensing this Ibra and Mata are dropping back, and they take turns to chip the ball in, but Medvedev comes out and claims.  
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75' OOOH! Another counter, and Mata was almost in again! he was a centimetre or so offside, though! Good call... After all that pressure and possession of the first half, it's taken the counter to open the scoring here for United, and they are finding joy in this approach
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74' WOW. Hahaha. You don't see this often. Mourinho stood on the touchline peeling a banana that he then handed it to Young who jogged up to Rojo on the left and passed it own. With the game going on in front of him,. the Argentine is having a little snack. Superb stuff. 
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73' Bahramyan has switched to the right now and is finding it a lot happier place to be now that Valencia is on the other side of the pitch.   
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Mkhitaryan squared it and Ibrahimovic brought out a backheel flick of the highest order that dropped the ball onto Mata and he had the simple job of slotting it home from two yards
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALL!!! MATA!!!!!
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70' It's all Rostov now! But Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks down the middle and feeds it to Mkhitaryan......
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69' Fellaini does well not to trip up Poloz and recover the ball from just outside the box. That was CLOSE! The Belgian, though, has seen to it that this formation simply doesn't work without the personnel required for it
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67' Phil Jones almost passes the ball straight to Bukharov, but Rojo gets there just in time and gives a withering glare. United look a touch toothless now that Fellaini is trying to do what Pogba was so effectively doing in the first half. 
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65' Rostov are looking stronger and stronger as this half wears on. They, of course, need to score to stand a chance of going through - so might as well give it a go, eh? United pass it around the back a little to suck the momentum out of the away side
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64' UFF! POLOZ HAS A CRACK! and it takes a diving Eric Bailly block to stop them in their tracks
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63' Oooh This is dangerous from Rostov. Poloz and Bukharov almost pass their way through United's defence before Valencia stabs it away. Jones comes on in Blind's stead 
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61' Daley Blind has a knock and it looks like Jones will come on in his stead. Meanwhile, Rostov's scorer from the first leg - Ivan Bukharov trots on to replace Azmoun. Can he score an even more famous goal for the underdogs tonight?
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60' Rostov have started the second half much brighter, and although their latest attack breaks down harmlessly, United must be wary. 
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59' Valencia curls one into the box, but Zlatan gets penalised for climbing all over Navas
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58' I'll catch you up with what happened till now. Zlatan had a superb header that went just high. Sardar Azmoun had a moment of magic when he smacked a threatening shot which was well saved by Romero. And just now, Zlatan whipped a threatening ball that was barely cleared. Oh and Pogba limped off injured!! to be replaced by Fellaini
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We're 11 minutes into the second half. The immensely frustrating "technical" issues that we all face had us temporarily down
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HALFTIME! MANCHESTER UNITED 0 - 0 ROSTOV

Remember, if it stays like this United go through. 

The home side have been completely, utterly, thoroughly dominant. Only they will know how they are not 4 up already
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47' Pogba has a lovely little curl a left-footer into the goal - where he really shouldn't have had a chance - but Medvedev dives superbly to save. 
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46' ROSTOV HAVE A SHOT ON GOAL! EROKHIN! Well wide it flies, but THEY HAVE A SHOT ON GOAL! THEY ARE ALIVE!
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45' Valencia, the best player on the pitch, smacks one into the box, but Medvedev clears well.... and Rostov counter...
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44' Noboa does well again to stop Valencia, but United still have the ball. This has been incessant. 
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43' Noboa does ever so well to nick the ball off Zlatan, and they pass it around a little trying to get a rhythm going. But the ball is soon over-ht nd Valencia starts off another passing move 
87'
A. Bukharov
81'
I. Kireev
K. Bayramyan
79'
M. Dević
A. Prepeliță
Mata
assist: Z. Ibrahimović
70'
P. Jones
D. Blind
64'
62'
A. Bukharov
S. Azmoun
M. Fellaini
P. Pogba
48'
Match time Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 01:35 AM
Rostov (5-3-2)
Ivan Daniliants (Manager)
20
S. Romero
5
M. Rojo
12
C. Smalling
3
E. Bailly
17
D. Blind
6
P. Pogba
21
Ander Herrera
25
A. Valencia
22
H. Mkhitaryan
8
Mata
9
Z. Ibrahimović
77
N. Medvedev
30
F. Kudryashov
44
César Navas
23
M. Mevlja
19
K. Bayramyan
5
D. Terentjev
16
C. Noboa
28
A. Prepeliță
89
A. Erokhin
7
D. Poloz
20
S. Azmoun
Rostov (5-3-2)
Ivan Daniliants (Manager)
Manchester United Subs
16
M. Carrick
27
M. Fellaini
4
P. Jones
14
J. Lingard
19
M. Rashford
18
A. Young
1
David de Gea
Rostov Subs
11
A. Bukharov
33
M. Dević
97
E. Goshev
8
I. Kireev
69% POSSESSION 31%
18 SHOTS 6
4 SHOTS ON GOAL 4
8 FOULS 11
7 CORNERS 3
4 OFFSIDES 0
0 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
4 SAVES 3

Manchester United

Rostov

Overall Stats (Head To Head):
Manchester United Wins: 0
Draws: 1
Rostov Wins: 0
Last few meetings:
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 SK Slavia Praha 3 1 2 0 1 5
2 Villarreal 3 1 2 0 2 5
3 FK Astana 3 1 1 1 2 4
4 Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 0 1 2 -5 1
Group B
1 FC Dynamo Kyiv 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 BSC Young Boys 3 0 3 0 0 3
3 FK Partizan Beograd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 KS Skënderbeu Korçë 3 0 2 1 -2 2
Group C
1 PFC Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 Sporting Braga 3 2 0 1 0 6
3 Hoffenheim 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 İstanbul Başakşehir FK 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group D
1 Milan 3 2 1 0 5 7
2 AEK Athens 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 HNK Rijeka 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 FK Austria Wien 3 0 1 2 -6 1
Group E
1 Atalanta 3 2 1 0 5 7
2 Olympique Lyonnais 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Apollon Limassol 3 0 2 1 -2 2
4 Everton 3 0 1 2 -4 1
Group F
1 FK Lokomotiv Moskva 3 1 2 0 3 5
2 FC København 3 0 3 0 0 3
3 FK Sheriff Tiraspol 3 0 3 0 0 3
4 FC FASTAV Zlín 3 0 2 1 -3 2
Group G
1 SC Fotbal ClubSB SA 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 FC Viktoria Plzeň 3 1 0 2 -2 3
3 FC Lugano 3 1 0 2 -1 3
4 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3 1 0 2 -2 3
Group H
1 Arsenal 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 FC BATE Borisov 3 1 1 1 -1 4
3 FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 Köln 3 0 0 3 -4 0
Group I
1 FC Salzburg 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 Olympique Marseille 3 2 0 1 1 6
3 Atiker Konyaspor Kulübü 3 1 0 2 -2 3
4 Vitória Guimarães SC 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Group J
1 Östersunds FK 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 FC Zorya Luhansk 3 2 0 1 0 6
3 Athletic Club 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 Hertha BSC 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Group K
1 Lazio 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 OGC Nice Côte d'Azur 3 2 0 1 5 6
3 SBV Vitesse 3 0 1 2 -4 1
4 SV Zulte-Waregem 3 0 1 2 -6 1
Group L
1 FK Zenit St. Petersburg 3 3 0 0 9 9
2 Real Sociedad 3 2 0 1 8 6
3 Rosenborg BK 3 1 0 2 -4 3
4 FK Vardar Skopje 3 0 0 3 -13 0
Updated: Mar 17, 2017 03:30 AM | Published: Mar 17, 2017 02:44 AM