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Saint-Étienne vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary

Saint-Étienne
FT
0 - 1
Manchester United
16' H. Mkhitaryan
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FULL TIME. UNITED THROUGH 4-0
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94' The corner is punched clear, and Jorginho hammers it back, but the Argentine saves again
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93' Monnet-Paquet wins a corner, can their team give these fans the goal that they deserve? 
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91' Love the Saint-Etienne crowd, though. They have sing their hearts out for the full ninety, but their team just haven't been good enough to trouble Manchester United.
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90' Three minutes added on. The ref wants to continue officiating for a mite longer - that's the only explanation I've got. 
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89' Young curls one into the box, and the ball is met by Rashford - but his touch is too heavy, and the ball rolls out of play. 
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88' Pajot trips up Smalling, and the pressure St.Etienne was building up is released like someone pricked a balloon. 
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86' Florentin Pogba has a whip into the box. It flies over everyone's heads. He's not had a good game. Very few in green have. 
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84' Pogba tees up Bastian, and the German tries to whip into the far corner... but it's got too much behind it and the ball flies well wide.
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83' This really is routine now for United. Fergie's sat in the stands nodding in approval  
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80' Fellaini resumes normal service and bundles Pajot over. They take the freekick quickly, but Hamouma's strayed offside, so that's that. 
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79' Fellaini runs at the St. Etienne defence... no, no I have not lost it. And yes it's the same Fellaini... before he plays in Zlatan. The Swede ought to pass it to Pogba, but he is a bit too selfish and Perrin has him covered. 
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78' At the other end, the tireless Hamouma has a pop. It's not a very good pop.
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76' Zlatan runs at goal after another one of Pogba's cheeky little chips but the Swede's shot is horribly wide. 
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75' Bastian releases Rashford with a superb ball, but the Englishman can't control it. Zlatan plays him in again, and the young lad forces a great save off Ruffier! The corner comes to nothing as Pogba pushes Perrin to the ground. At least he din't dab. 
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74' United win successive corners - Young swings in, Pogba heads it away from goal, but Monnet-Paquet unnecessarily concedes the second corner. Blind's hopeless delivery saves him the blushes.
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72' The home team try to give their fans something in return, and win a corner, but nothing comes off it  - story of the tie for the Frenchman.
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71' Can the ref blow the whistle already? Apart from the forty odd thousand St. Etienne fans packed into the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, no one is enjoying this.
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70' St. Etienne win a freekick just outside the box, that Hamouma slams straight at Bastian. 
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68' Rashford plays in Blind and the Dutchman has United 2 v 1 as Perrin and Ibra are up for company. His cross though is straight at Perrin! Zlatan mouths expletives in every language he knows, probably has a heavier dosage of Dutch (from his Ajax days) for Blind's benefit.
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67' Vertout is taken off for the more attacking Lemoine
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66' The red crd seems to have perked up St. Etienne.... but Paul Pogba has a calm head, and does excellently to win a foul  and calm everything down
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63' Vertout packs a mean punch, but his hit is straight at Bastian (yeah, I am not typing that last name over and over, ok).. Hamouma cuts in and tries to curl it with his left, but it's straight at Romero 
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On watching the replays, that's rather hash. Mata is taken off, as Rojo comes in to plug the hole in the middle of the defence.
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62' RED CARD FOR ERIC BAILLY!! The Ivorian has only himself to blame, as he goes through the back of Hamouma. 
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61' Bastian Schweinsteiger marches on for Michael Carrick, who had looked unusually docile tonight. 
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60' Bailly gets a yellow for a rash tackle on Monnet-Paquet. The set-piece delivery is not up to the mark.
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59' Poor Ol' Beric is taken off (he got maybe two passes in this hour) and Roux comes on. Meanwhile, on the pitch, Paul Pogba hammers it at goal, but its well saved by Ruffier
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58' But then Barcelona never had Fellaini, had they? Mata slips in the big Belgian with a lovely little ball, which he promptly slams into the side netting. Decent chance, that, truth be told.
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57' Pogba and Zlatan try a fifty yard one-two, but Zlatan's return is too far away from the Frenchman and the move peters out. United have the ball back though, and they go about passing the ball like they are Barcelona or something.
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56' Hamouma takes, Hamouma slips, Hamouma wafts it harmlessly wide.
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55' Bailly concedes a freekick in around about the position that Zlatan scored from in the first leg. Hamouma stands over, as does Pogba senior. 
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53' Malcuit lifts a hopeful ball deep, but Monnet-Paquet's header is well wide. Jorginho jogs on for Saivet as the home side make their first sub.  
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51' Hamouma and Beric try a one-two, but neither are on the same page as the other and the move breaks down. 
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49' Rashford burns Malcuit down the left but the French full back has the pace to recover, and the poise to put in a good recovery tackle.  The corner is comfortably handled by Ruffier
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48' Hamouma wins the corner off Rashford, not the easiest of tasks to outpace that kid, but the corner comes to nothing. 
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47' Rashford almost makes it five, but Loic Perrin gets to the ball in the nick of time and nips the danger in the bud. 
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46' You have to admire the home side support, though. 4-0 down, and yet they are singing their hearts out. 
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PEEP! We're off again!
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K. Malcuit
84'
F. Lemoine
J. Veretout
68'
64'
M. Rojo
Mata
63'
E. Bailly
62'
B. Schweinsteiger
M. Carrick
60'
E. Bailly
N. Roux
R. Berič
59'
Jorginho
H. Saivet
54'
25'
M. Rashford
H. Mkhitaryan
16'
H. Mkhitaryan
assist: Mata
Match time Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 10:30 PM
Manchester United (4-3-3)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
16
S. Ruffier
19
F. Pogba
24
L. Perrin
2
K. Théophile Catherine
25
K. Malcuit
5
V. Pajot
14
J. Veretout
22
K. Monnet-Paquet
11
H. Saivet
21
R. Hamouma
27
R. Berič
20
S. Romero
17
D. Blind
12
C. Smalling
3
E. Bailly
18
A. Young
6
P. Pogba
16
M. Carrick
27
M. Fellaini
22
H. Mkhitaryan
9
Z. Ibrahimović
8
Mata
Manchester United (4-3-3)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
Saint-Étienne Subs
26
Jorginho
4
L. Lacroix
18
F. Lemoine
30
J. Moulin
31
R. Pierre-Gabriel
9
N. Roux
17
O. Selnæs
Manchester United Subs
14
J. Lingard
11
A. Martial
19
M. Rashford
5
M. Rojo
31
B. Schweinsteiger
25
A. Valencia
1
David de Gea
55% POSSESSION 45%
15 SHOTS 8
3 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
10 FOULS 19
4 CORNERS 5
4 OFFSIDES 5
1 YELLOW CARDS 0
0 RED CARDS 1
3 SAVES 3

Saint-Étienne

Manchester United

Overall Stats (Head To Head):
Saint-Étienne Wins: 0
Draws: 1
Manchester United Wins: 1
Last few meetings:
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 Villarreal 2 1 1 0 2 4
2 SK Slavia Praha 2 1 1 0 1 4
3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 2 0 1 1 -1 1
4 FK Astana 2 0 1 1 -2 1
Group B
1 FC Dynamo Kyiv 2 2 0 0 3 6
2 BSC Young Boys 2 0 2 0 0 2
3 FK Partizan Beograd 2 0 1 1 -1 1
4 KS Skënderbeu Korçë 2 0 1 1 -2 1
Group C
1 Sporting Braga 2 2 0 0 2 6
2 PFC Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad 2 1 1 0 1 4
3 İstanbul Başakşehir FK 2 0 1 1 -1 1
4 Hoffenheim 2 0 0 2 -2 0
Group D
1 Milan 2 2 0 0 5 6
2 AEK Athens 2 1 1 0 1 4
3 FK Austria Wien 2 0 1 1 -4 1
4 HNK Rijeka 2 0 0 2 -2 0
Group E
1 Atalanta 2 1 1 0 3 4
2 Olympique Lyonnais 2 0 2 0 0 2
3 Apollon Limassol 2 0 2 0 0 2
4 Everton 2 0 1 1 -3 1
Group F
1 FK Lokomotiv Moskva 2 1 1 0 3 4
2 FC København 2 0 2 0 0 2
3 FK Sheriff Tiraspol 2 0 2 0 0 2
4 FC FASTAV Zlín 2 0 1 1 -3 1
Group G
1 SC Fotbal ClubSB SA 2 2 0 0 4 6
2 FC Viktoria Plzeň 2 1 0 1 -1 3
3 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2 1 0 1 -1 3
4 FC Lugano 2 0 0 2 -2 0
Group H
1 Arsenal 2 2 0 0 4 6
2 FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd 2 1 1 0 1 4
3 FC BATE Borisov 2 0 1 1 -2 1
4 Köln 2 0 0 2 -3 0
Group I
1 FC Salzburg 2 1 1 0 1 4
2 Olympique Marseille 2 1 0 1 0 3
3 Atiker Konyaspor Kulübü 2 1 0 1 0 3
4 Vitória Guimarães SC 2 0 1 1 -1 1
Group J
1 Östersunds FK 2 2 0 0 3 6
2 FC Zorya Luhansk 2 1 0 1 -1 3
3 Athletic Club 2 0 1 1 -1 1
4 Hertha BSC 2 0 1 1 -1 1
Group K
1 OGC Nice Côte d'Azur 2 2 0 0 7 6
2 Lazio 2 2 0 0 3 6
3 SBV Vitesse 2 0 0 2 -4 0
4 SV Zulte-Waregem 2 0 0 2 -6 0
Group L
1 FK Zenit St. Petersburg 2 2 0 0 7 6
2 Real Sociedad 2 1 0 1 2 3
3 Rosenborg BK 2 1 0 1 -2 3
4 FK Vardar Skopje 2 0 0 2 -7 0
Updated: Feb 23, 2017 00:21 AM | Published: Feb 22, 2017 21:18 PM