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Rashford Sends Man Utd Into Europa League Semi-Finals

Europa League Report: Manchester United v Anderlecht 20 April 2017

By SL International - Apr 20, 2017 11:32 PM

Europa League Quarterfinal

Result: Manchester United 2-1 Anderlecht (3-2 on aggregate)

Date: 20 April 2017

Venue: Old Trafford

Marcus Rashford struck in second-half extra time to send Manchester United into the Europa League semi-finals, as they defeated Anderlecht 2-1 in the second leg.

The Red Devils broke the deadlock in the 10th minute as Rashford teed up Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who thumped the ball home from just inside the box.

Anderlecht should have been level in the 21st minute when Franck Acheampong broke through on goal, however the Ghanaian fired into the side-netting with only Sergio Romero to beat.

The hosts were dealt a blow a moment when later Marcos Rojo  was forced with an injury he sustained in an earlier challenge. He was replaced by Daley Blind.

The visitors leveled matters in the 31st minute as Sofiane Hanni rifled home from  close range after Youri Tielemans' deflected strike came off the crossbar.

United pushed for another goal as the first half went on, but the score remained 1-1 as the sides entered the break.

With the hosts struggling to break down Anderlecht in the second half, Jose Mourinho introduced Marouane Fellaini for Jesse Lingard in the 69th minute.

The Red Devils squandered another chance of 70 minutes when the ball fell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the box, but the swede failed to score from six-yards out.

The hosts squandered a number of chances in the closing stages, most notably Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba as the score remained 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes, forcing the clash into extra time.

United suffered a blow on the stroke of full time as Ibrahimovic picked up a knock and was replaced by Martial at the start of first-half extra time.

Mourinho's charges eventually restored their lead in the 106th minute as Fellaini's knockdown found Rashford, who controlled well before firing into the bottom corner.

The Red Devils managed to see off a late surge from the Belgian outfit, as they progress to the final four of the tournament.

 


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thabanggi Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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thabanggi Apr 21, 2017 07:05 AM
Well done Man U, this might jst be our only chance of making the champs lig next season, the players must take this cup very very srs we need it.
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Fhulu m Apr 21, 2017 07:02 AM
Weldone man united,rashford is in good form
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Thapza@K4l Apr 21, 2017 06:08 AM
This rashford kid is so good...he's a star in the making
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Thapza@K4l Apr 21, 2017 06:06 AM
Ayoba
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O_TH KHOSI Apr 21, 2017 06:05 AM
Zlatan looks tired
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sihlobo Apr 21, 2017 05:15 AM
Fluik or not fluik that's a win at the end of the day/night lol. We are progressing to the next stage.
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mludowns Apr 21, 2017 05:04 AM
Siyabonga thina. Was not as easy as we thought, but still hey
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Mzi4Pool Apr 21, 2017 03:24 AM
Fluke win
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Hloni'mayeng2 Apr 21, 2017 03:20 AM
Ok
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Calvinati¢ Apr 21, 2017 01:17 AM
Big up Man U
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mashava Apr 21, 2017 12:09 AM
Yessssss....Man UTD all the way
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Rotondwam Apr 20, 2017 11:57 PM
man utd all the way
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Alexkuas Apr 20, 2017 11:50 PM
We taking this one and leaving the rest to Uefa next season
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Badelise Apr 20, 2017 11:45 PM
It was a tough game for both teams. Man Utd threw everything at Anderletch's way but they a tough but to crack and finally in the dying minutes the sensational young Rashford came to Man Utd's aid. Well done to the team and wish IBRA a speedy recovery, hope it's not serious
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Bheko khosi4lyf Apr 20, 2017 11:44 PM
Well done boys this is our cup to loose
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Veedoo Apr 20, 2017 11:44 PM
Well done boys
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Vuma np Apr 20, 2017 11:38 PM
Big up boys win this cup
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jujunation4lyf Apr 20, 2017 11:38 PM
Good game
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Zimele Apr 20, 2017 11:28 PM
Andarlecht will score again
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kgotso kgatla Apr 20, 2017 11:22 PM
Fellani is instrumental and i know lots man u fans wil disagree with me.but wat i have learnt over a period of times is every team needs players like your fellani,raktic(barca),sarrs(bu cs)

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