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Manchester United vs Basel Live Score and Commentary, UEFA Champions League 2017-18 MUN 3-0 BSL

Man United 3-0 Basel (Fellaini 35', Lukaku 53', Rashford 84')
Updated: 13 September 2017 02:07 IST - Published: 13 September 2017 01:30 IST
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEP! 

In the end a comfortable win for Manchester United as goals from Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku, and Marcus Rashford sees off the Swiss champions.... but Jose Mourinho will be acutely aware that this is nowhere near the finished article. 

Let's keep those negative thoughts at bay, though... Manchester United are back in the Champions League, and they're back in it with a win. 

That's all from me, Anirudh Menon signing out

Toodle-ooo!
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91' Lukaku and Mkhitaryan try to work an intricate passing rhythm inside the box but nada... nothing doing as the Armenian wanders offside. 
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90' Two minutes to be added on
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89' Elyounoussi has looked sprightly this half and attempts a wild hoick from twenty five yards - and why not - but the ball sails into the Manchester evening
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88' United win a corner and inexplicably play it short. The ploy almost sets Lingard in behind the defence down that right flank, but Zuffi does well to read the intent of Mkhitaryan's pass 
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86' OH WHAT A CHANCE Oberlin! A superb Zuffi ball in evades everyone in red and finds Oberlin all by his lonesome in the six yard box but he can't get any sort of contact with his attempted header
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Oh what lovely football from Manchester United. A supreme one-touch pass from Lukaku lets Fellaini in on the right side of the box where he places it back into the box... it nutmegs an unwitting Mkhitaryan on it's way to Rashford's feet and the young man bounces it off the ground and up over the keeper... Stretford End couldn't be happier
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84' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! RASHFORD!
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82' OH! OH! Talaunt Xhaka gets into the book for what is called a professional foul - he smashed into Mhitaryan just as the Armenian was getting onto his scooter and leading a counter attack
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81' Rashford and Blind combine down the left, but opt for the cautious route and United seem content to knock the ball around... till Matic gives the ball straight to Bua with a horribly lazy pass. Fellaini does supremely well to charge back and win back possession. 
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80' De Gea is closed down by the fresh-off-the-bench Oberlin, but it's a throw in for United and Blind does well to move the action a good forty yards upfield. 
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79' He won't take a worse freekick than that in his life. 
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78' OOOO! Bua drops in deep and plays an interesting looking ball that is just a mite overhit for Steffen. At the other end of the field Rashford gets on the ball and lures Lang into giving away a foul that he himself will take
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76' Changes all round! Riveros is off for Oberlin (LWB for CF, there) and Rashford trots on for Juan Mata. Just when the Basel defence though things were going to get a bit slower
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75' Young, who has had an exceptional match, skins two defenders before Balanta is forced to drag him down in the unceremonious manner - Young saw that coming and he was already on his way down as the defender closed in. Correct free kick nonetheless. Which isn't a great one. 
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74' United try to open up a tight Basel defence down the middle through Mkhitaryan's jink in over Balanta, but that's not getting past him. 
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72' OOOO a clever Lingard ball is found by an equally clever Blind ball and United ping the ball around the edge of Basel's box... till Fellaini rams into Xhaka, and releases the pressure
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70' Substitution for United as Lingard is brought on for Martial... who plays the standard 70 minutes Mourinho seems to have allotted for his wide forwards this season
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69' The impressive Balanta steps out of defence in the Beckenbauer style before playing in Elyounoussi who's cross into the box is just too tall for Kevin Bua
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68' That corner leads to nothing
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67' That leads to freekick that leads to a corner that leads to a superb left-footed shot at goal (post a lovely shimmy of the hips) that the goalie does well to push around the post for a corner. 
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66' OH OH OH MARTIAL! Fellaini does superbly to steal in on the right flank, get behind the defence and pull it back to the middle - where Martial can only place it wide from an awkward position.
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65' Substitution for Basel as the extremely disappointing van Wolfswinkel makes wat for Kevin Bua
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64' Martial goes on a rampage down the left but he's well seen off by Akanji. Old Trafford rarely needs more invitation to break out their Tony Martial chant and they do so with great gusto
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63' OH CHANCE FOR BASEL! That was some sublime football from Basel! Steffen plays in Elyounoussi - and the tricky winger shakes of Lindelof (if he'd gone down there he'd have won a penalty, for sure) before cutting back inside, staying on his feet and whacking a shot at goal that takes every bit of De Gea's exemplary reflexes and athleticism to keep out