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Zlatan hat trick, Man Utd 3-0 Saint-Étienne



Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores three, Man United 3-0 Saint-Étienne. Job very much done by Manchester United. Saint-Etienne really pushed them in the first half but after the break the traffic was pretty much one way.
At the same time it's a 17th career hat-trick for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 
9: NO GOAL! Fellaini drills a fine finish into the bottom corner but Mata is miles offside when he tees up the Belgian. A fantastic cross-field pass from Pogba - over the head of his older brother - to Valencia set up the opportunity.
15: GOAL! MAN UTD 1-0 ST ETIENNE (Ibrahimovic)
He can't stop scoring against St Etienne! It's such a jammy goal by Ibrahimovic as his free-kick deflects off Pajot and trickles over the line. 
Goalkeeper Ruffier commits to diving to his right and just can't quite get to his feet quickly enough to recover.
25: CHANCE! Pogba's excellent pass finds Mata through on goal, the Spaniard hooks a volley on target but Ruffier saves and gets to his feet quickly to smother the second attempt. Super through ball by Pogba.
42: CHANCE! Bailly can't live with Hamouma at the moment - the forward is getting free at will. The St Etienne forward makes a mess of it on this occasion, though, blasting high over Romero's bar after stealing in behind the United defender.
49: NO GOAL! Ibrahimovic thinks he has his second, nodding past Ruffier from six yards, but he's correctly flagged offside. He was a yard ahead from Mata's cross.
63: Superb stuff from Paul Pogba! Jordan Veretout gets touch tight to him as he receives the ball, Pogba pins him and rolls him, before curling a left-footed shot wide from 20-odd yards.
69: CROSSBAR! Paul Pogba should score! Blind whips in a great cross and the Frenchman heads onto the woodwork from six yards.
74: CHANCE! Forget about settling, St Etienne should have the away goal! A fantastic early pass by Selnaes picks out fellow substitute Roux and he tries to lift it over Romero, but gets too much on the shot and it's over the bar. A big, big opportunity.
75: GOAL! MAN UTD 2-0 ST ETIENNE (Ibrahimovic)
United have their second goal and it's all about the assist from Rashford. The United substitute drives at two St Etienne defenders and beats them both to the byline. 
Ruffier gets a hand to his cut back but the ball drops to Ibrahimovic, who tucks home from a couple of yards out.
88: GOAL! MAN UTD 3-0 ST ETIENNE (Ibrahimovic penalty)
Ibrahimovic seals the treble, sending Ruffier the wrong way from the penalty spot. United are now in control of this last-32 tie. The 17th hat-trick of Ibrahimovic's career.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hat-trick puts Manchseter United on course ahead of the return leg in France next Wednesday.
The Swedish striker loves playing against the Ligue 1 club, that's 17 goals in 14 appearances against them.

Source: All Football

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