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Man United 2-1 CSKA: Red Devils storm back in second half

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during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and CSKA Moskva at Old Trafford on December 5, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Laurence Griffiths

Manchester United secured its place in the Round of 16 in this season’s UEFA Champions League after picking up a 2-1 win over CKSA Moscow on Tuesday at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho’s side will be joined in the knockout phase by runners’ up in Group A -- FC Basel.

Meanwhile, CSKA will transfer over to the Europa League, after finishing third in the UCL group stage.

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The Red Devils responded admirably after the hour mark to ensure they’d go through to the last 16, when striker Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford put the hosts in front.

Alan Dzagoev gave the visitors the lead just before halftime, despite United’s protests over the player being in an offside position.

The referee played on in the situation due to the fact that when Daley Blind slid off the field in an attempt to block the cross, the United player was technically still behind the ball, as you can see in the video below.

Rashford nearly broke the deadlock after four minutes when the speedy attacker struck the post, after being set up by Lukaku.