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United victory ends Bursaspor hopes

Published: Tuesday 2 November 2010, 22.30CET
Bursaspor 0-3 Manchester United FC
Strikes from Darren Fletcher, Gabriel Obertan and Bébé consolidated the visitors' position at the Group C summit.
by Dirk Vermeiren
from Bursa Atatürk Stadium

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BursasporMan. United

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target8
 
3
Corners7
 
6
Offsides0
5
Fouls committed4
 
10
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Published: Tuesday 2 November 2010, 22.30CET

United victory ends Bursaspor hopes

Bursaspor 0-3 Manchester United FC
Strikes from Darren Fletcher, Gabriel Obertan and Bébé consolidated the visitors' position at the Group C summit.

Strikes from Darren Fletcher, Gabriel Obertan and Bébé earned Manchester United FC a victory which strengthened their place at the top of UEFA Champions League Group C and ended Bursaspor's interest in the competition.

Following a scoreless first period, Fletcher broke the deadlock on 48 minutes with a powerful low finish. Though the hosts threatened sporadically to score their maiden goal in the tournament, United made sure of the points with two strikes in four minutes late on through Obertan and Bébé. The result leaves United knowing a point at Rangers FC on Matchday 5 will secure their place in the knockout stages, while the best Bursaspor can hope for is a UEFA Europa League berth after a fourth successive defeat.

The opening stages very much belonged to United but, unlike at Old Trafford on Matchday 3, they did not result in an early goal. Their first effort arrived on eight minutes, though Dimitar Berbatov's header failed to trouble Dimitar Ivankov in the Bursaspor goal. The United striker went closer moments later with a powerful shot from outside the area which his compatriot confidently held.

Sir Alex Ferguson had warned his team of the danger posed by Bursaspor's Volkan Şen, although the hosts' chief threat was coming from the strength and speed of target man Sercan Yıldırım. His shot from distance was way off target but soon after Turgay Bahadır squandered the chance to score Bursaspor's first UEFA Champions League goal, his shot being saved by the shoulder of Edwin van der Sar after United had given away possession in midfield.

Paul Scholes had an effort disallowed before the break, yet United did not have to wait too much longer before taking the lead, Fletcher latching on to Michael Carrick's assist and powering his shot across Ivankov. Bursaspor would not let up, however, in pursuit of that historic goal but Ivan Ergić put his shot too close to Van der Sar after being set up by Yıldırım.

Federico Insúa then did likewise before a quickfire burst from the visitors finished off the Turkish side's challenge. Obertan was first to strike, opening his United account after being played in by Park Ji-Sung on 73 minutes and cutting on to his right foot to power a shot past Ivankov. Bébé's effort put the gloss on a patient yet efficient United performance four minutes later, as he touched Scholes' measured pass into the corner.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.46CET

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Lineups

bursaspor

Bursaspor

man. united

Man. United

27
IvankovDimitar Ivankov (GK)
1
Van der SarEdwin van der Sar (GK)
3
Gökçek VedersonGökçek Vederson
3
EvraPatrice Evra
Substitution81
4
Ömer ErdoğanÖmer Erdoğan (C)
9
BerbatovDimitar Berbatov
7
InsúaFederico Insúa
Substitution74
12
SmallingChris Smalling
9
Sercan YıldırımSercan Yıldırım
Substitution74
15
VidićNemanja Vidić (C)
10
Volkan ŞenVolkan Şen
Substitution81
16
CarrickMichael Carrick
13
SvenssonGustav Svensson
17
NaniNani
Substitution29
21
Ali TandoğanAli Tandoğan
18
ScholesPaul Scholes
22
Turgay BahadırTurgay Bahadır
21
RafaelRafael
25
ErgićIvan Ergić
24
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher
Goal48
Substitution63
38
İbrahim Öztürkİbrahim Öztürk
26
ObertanGabriel Obertan
Goal73

Substitutes

1
Yavuz ÖzkanYavuz Özkan (GK)
29
KuszczakTomasz Kuszczak (GK)
6
Bekir Ozan HasBekir Ozan Has
6
BrownWes Brown
20
Ozan İpekOzan İpek
Substitution74
13
Park Ji-SungPark Ji-Sung
Substitution29
23
Mustafa KeçeliMustafa Keçeli
14
HernándezJavier Hernández
29
NúñezLeonel Núñez
Substitution74
20
FabioFabio
Substitution81
35
İsmail Odabaşıİsmail Odabaşı
Substitution81
22
O'SheaJohn O'Shea
55
StepanovMilan Stepanov
33
TiagoTiago
Substitution63
Goal77

Coach

Ertuğrul Sağlam (TUR) Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Mike Pickel (GER)

Fourth official

Felix Zwayer (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Babak Rafati (GER), Tobias Welz (GER)

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