Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Own goal from Mile Svilar with Blind's penalty goal secure Manchecter United victory over befical despite Antony Matial missed penalty.

Own goal from Mile Svilar with Blind's penalty goal secure Manchecter United  victory  over befical despite Antony Matial missed penalty 
The french man missed the opportunity to put United ahead from the spot after Douglas handled the ball, but Mile Svilar atoned for his error in Lisbon by keeping out the Frenchman's effort.
But Svilar was then unfortunate as Nemanja Matic's shot from range deflected off the post and into the net off the keeper to put the hosts ahead. Marcus Rashford came on for Martial and had a similar impact, a mazy run into the box drew a foul and the penalty was converted by Daley Blind which secured the win.

GOALS

45: OWN GOAL! MAN UTD 1-0 BENFICA (Svilar)
Oh my word. You really, really have to feel for young Svilar in the Benfica net.
He was battered for his performance in the first leg, then saves a penalty from Martial, and is now so, so unlucky here as United take the lead.
Matic picks it up 30 yards out, produces a fine, low strike, which comes off the Benfica post. Svilar dives, the ball hits the post and hits him in the back before going in. He looks gobsmacked. How's yer luck?
78: GOAL! MAN UTD 2-0 BENFICA (Blind pen)
Brilliant from Rashford with his first touches of the game. He drives into the box, and is brought down by Jardel inside the area
And how very bizarre... first Lukaku stands over it, then Herrera, and then Blind! The Dutchman eventually takes it and drills it down the middle.
Mourinho was gesturing to his players just as the penalty was awarded... he didn't seem too happy after that. Lukaku hasn't scored in nearly five appearances. We'll try to make more sense of that...

MATCH EVENTS

13' PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED - Douglas is penalised for bringing down Martial in the penalty area, who his about to step out to take the penalty.
15' PENALTY MISSED! FANTASTIC SAVE FROM MILE SVILAR! Anthony Martial took a short run up, waiting for the keeper to move, before firing it to the left-hand side. Svilar saved his effort with ease, which will give him a great boost of confidence after his error in the previous match between these two sides.
18' GREAT SAVE! Diogo Goncalves picks the ball up on the left-hand touchline, before breezing past Matteo Darmian and firing a shot towards De Gea's top right-hand corner. The Spaniard met the fierce drive, parrying it over the bar acrobatically. 
25: PENALTY SHOUT! Another United penalty appeal... Mata goes down under the challenge of Fejsa, a nudge in the back as he goes to receive a one-two. 
66: OFF THE POST! Bailly will be the most relieved man in Old Trafford. It's so sloppy as he gives Smalling a loose pass, Jimenez is through on goal and is under big pressure from Smalling, and pokes his effort against the left-hand post!