Man Utd 3-3 Basel Highlights
Ashley Young scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for Manchester United after Basel threatened a major shock at Old Trafford.
Watch Champions League football match, Man Utd Vs Basel highlights here.
1-0 Danny Welbeck 16′
2-0 Danny Welbeck 17′
2-1 Fabian Frei 58′
2-2 Alexander Frei 60′
2-3 Alexander Frei 76′
3-3 Ashley Young 90′
n.b. The caption for the video of the last goal has erroneously credited Ashley Cole rather than Ashley Young.
@Adolf Lucifer changed to Young 🙂
Basle earned a much-deserved draw through a combination of work, poor refereeing, woefully sloppy defending from United and outstanding forward play from Streller and Frei. Had their finishing in the first half been of the same standard as the rest of their attacking play Basle could have been out of sight by half-time.
As it was, their positive outlook – and United’s continued waywardness – turned around the half-time deficit, and went ahead with a rather fortuitous penalty. Fortune favours the bold it is said, and that was certainly true up to that point – but then the Basle manager made a crucial error; he stopped attacking and decided to hold what he had, allowing United to spend the final ten minutes constantly attacking.
Despite the referee managing to obstruct United players on no fewer than three occasions when they were on the attack, Basle’s regression into negativity brought the inevitable consequence when Young scored the equaliser with an inch perfect header.
A very good result for Basle,less so for United – though not calamitous – and a very watchable game all round.