Thursday, 28 September 2017 : Champions League Group A, VEB Arena – CSKA Moscow 1 (Kuchaev 89′) Manchester United 4 (Lukaku 4′, 27′; Martial 18′ pen; Mkhitaryan 57′)
A superb attacking performance from Manchester United, against an admittedly dismal CSKA, leaves them at the top of Group A and very close to qualification.
Within four minutes United were ahead, Romelu Lukaku scoring yet again after combining well with the outstanding Anthony Martial. And a quarter of an hour later Martial doubled their advantage, easily slotting home from the penalty spot after Georgi Schennikov needlessly brought down the also outstanding Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
At 2-0 the game seemed over; at 3-0, it definitely was and just the 26th minute too, Lukaku profiting from two consecutive errors to tap home almost apologetically. United might well have gone on to administer a serious beating, but were denied by the excellence of Igor Akinfeev; they scored just once in the second half, Mkhitaryan following up when Martial’s shot was saved.
Though United kept going until the end – they were chastised by Jose Mourinho for easing up against Basel – they conceded a goal in the final minute, Konstantin Kuchaev finishing well after being fed by the promising Aleksandr Golovin.
Source : Internet