Manchester United 1-2 Sevilla (agg 1-2): Ben Yedder double sees Pink Devils knocked out of Champions League


Manchester United’s Champions League goals are over after being rocked by Sevilla, with substitute Wissam Ben Yedder’s brace securing a well-known win in opposition to Jose Mourinho’s lacklustre aspect.

Final month David De Gea saved the Pink Devils’ blushes as they escaped Andalusia with a goalless draw, however Vincenzo Montella’s males didn’t enable one other undercooked show to go unpunished.

An abject United efficiency acquired the end result it deserved as Sevilla kicked on after a stable first-half show, with Ben Yedder coming off the bench to safe a 2-1 win and render Romelu Lukaku’s late purpose pointless because the Spaniards progressed from the last-16 on the fourth time of asking.

The celebrations on the pitch have been as wild as they have been within the away finish at full-time, whereas United have been jeered off the sphere as the largest week of their season was thrown off kilter.

Mourinho’s aspect confirmed not one of the depth displayed within the weekend win in opposition to rivals Liverpool, with Marouane Fellaini mustering the one noteworthy shot in a primary half that the guests edged.

Worse nonetheless, there was little response from the hosts within the second interval.

Ben Yedder got here off the bench so as to add one other attacking dimension within the 72nd minute and inside six minutes had ended the tie, following a high quality low strike with an effort that De Gea couldn’t stop from crossing the road.

Lukaku lowered the deficit with six minutes remaining, however Sevilla had executed sufficient to progress and go away United’s hopes of silverware resting on the FA Cup forward of Saturday’s quarter-final in opposition to Brighton.

Previous Trafford was half empty by the full-time whistle got here, with these remaining booing a efficiency that began badly and solely acquired worse.

Lukaku’s early menace and a deflected Marcus Rashford free-kick adopted by a fragmented first-half show, with Joaquin Correa dropping marker Nemanja Matic to move simply over.

Eric Bailly blocked a Franco Vazquez snapshot earlier than inexplicably gifting the guests possession, solely to see Luis Muriel hearth over – a participant who drilled large as a pocket of United followers began to chant “attack, attack, attack”.

Fellaini, making his first begin since November, compelled Sergio Rico right into a save because the hosts threatened to take an undeserved lead right into a break they returned from sloppily.

Simply three minutes after the restart Sevilla broke and Correa was inexplicably allowed to run free into the field. He collected Pablo Sarabia’s cross and reduce previous Rashford, solely to be denied by a thumping Bailly deal with.

Jesse Lingard compelled a high quality one-handed save from Rico and Rashford fizzed throughout the face of purpose when United unleashed their first threats, however Correa acquired away an try that bobbled large as rigidity started to rise.

Muriel was simply unable to bundle residence a Sarabia cross and Fellaini blazed off track – the Belgian’s final contribution earlier than Mourinho turned to Paul Pogba.

The club-record signing got here shut with a curling 25-yard try after Lukaku and Rashford tried their luck, however Sevilla continued to threaten and went forward within the 74th minute.

Simply 87 seconds after coming off the bench, Ben Yedder was put by by Sarabia and despatched a right-footed strike previous De Gea.

United wilted quite than rallied, with Sevilla securing progress within the 78th minute.

Ever Banega’s nook was flicked on for Ben Yedder to get away a header that De Gea tipped onto the bar, just for it to agonisingly curl over the road.

United belatedly elevated the depth, peppering the Sevilla field within the hope of an unlikely turnaround.

Lukaku hooked large after which fired in a Rashford nook within the 84th minute, with Martial having a cross-shot blocked earlier than Rashford headed large.

De Gea denied Ben Yedder a hat-trick in stoppage time, however there was no stopping Sevilla.

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