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Manchester United 3-0 Basel: Fellaini, Lukaku and Rashford guide Mourinho's men to victory

Manchester United 3-0 Basel

  • Manchester United secured three points in comfortable fashion with a 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford.
  • Marouane Fellaini opened the scoring with a powerful header after replacing Paul Pogba, who went off injured after 18 minutes.
  • Romelu Lukaku doubled United's lead before Marcus Rashford made the points safe.
  • Elsewhere, Chelsea demolished Qarabag 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.Little to report in the closing stages. Oberlin looked to be in a very dangerous position but was hauled back for offside, but they aren't offering much at all as we head into stoppage time.

    Taulant Xhaka, Granit's brother, has taken a wild potshot which doesn't come close to troubling De Gea.

    Two minutes of added time.A poacher's goal for Rashford. Lukaku plays in Fellaini, who drives down the right channel and pulls the ball back across the face of goal. Mkhitaryan misses, but Rashford makes no mistake. 3-0, game over.Fellaini has been sensational tonight. Along with his goal, the Belgian has been smart in possession, clever positionally and has put out a number of fires that could have really troubled United.

    From whipping boy to crowd favourite?United in control now, spraying it around the middle of the pitch with little trouble from a tired Basel, who seem to know their race is run.

    Rashford set to be introduced by Mourinho as Balanta fouls Young.Chelsea now 5-0 up, thanks to Batshuayi, while Barcelona are three goals to good against Juventus. Messi with a brace.Chelsea now 4-0 up against Qarabag.

    Think that might just, just seal it for the Blues. Bakayoko with his first goal for his new club.Second change for United - Martial off, Lingard on.Martial almost makes it three after good work by Fellaini but he cannot direct his effort goalward.

    Mkhitaryan then sends in a free-kick that Smalling earns a corner from. The second set-piece comes to Young, whose shot is parried by Vaclik.Val Wolfswinkel, who has done next to nothing tonight, has been replaced by Kenny Bua.

    You know, Kenny.

    Mourinho now set to roll the dice - Jesse Lingard has been summoned.Fantastic save from De Gea to prevent Elyonoussi from halving the deficit. Lindelof tried to limit the Norwegian but could only stop him temporarily. Vital save from the Spaniard.Lukaku almost makes it three for United and two for him with another header, but his effort is straight at the keeper. Nothing comes from the following corner.A teasing ball from Van Wolfswinkel was dealt with well by Smalling, who prevented the ball from reaching Steffen.

    At the other end, Martial skips past Lang but is scythed down by the full-back, who is now on a yellow.Basel huff and puff but they simply do not have the quality to really hurt United.

    Steffen does manage to draw a foul out of Blind, though. The Dutchman now in the book, like his fellow full-back Young.As Lukaku made it two, Chelsea made it three! Cesar Azpilicueta has headed in a third against Qarabag.A short corner between Blind and Mata affords the former space to whip in a teasing ball, which Lukaku rises to. The Belgian, like his compatriot Fellaini in the first half, powers through to double United's lead.GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Basel (Lukaku)



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