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Summary

  1. Hosts level late on through powerful Dendoncker header
  2. Mkhitaryan taps in from close range following up Rashford's shot
  3. Second leg at Old Trafford on 20 April
  4. Match between Lyon and Besiktas in France delayed because of crowd trouble
  5. Fans forced on to the pitch to escape violence in the stands

Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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OK, that's pretty much your lot from me for this evening. 

Head over here for Mike Henson's match report and feel free to scroll on down if you're just catching up on things. 

We'll see you for Premier League football over the weekend. For Manchester United, it's Chelsea at home on Sunday next. 

Be seeing you!

Lyon 2-1 Besiktas

Oh my word, Lyon have just scored what must be a winner with five minutes to play in their delayed kick-off with Besiktas - delayed because of serious crowd trouble.

The Besiktas keeper did a Cruyff turn when feigning to launch a back pass, and then suddenly found three Lyon players around him. He tried to beat them - but was dispossessed and rarely will Jeremy Morel have an easier finish.

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Jim, Manchester: Awful performance. Spent money on big name players who failed to deliver. Mourinho needs to sort this asap. 

Phil, Cardiff: Last half an hour the whole united attack just walking around with no desire to break with pace and kill the game off. The fact that they seem to be happy with a 1-0 at Anderlecht says how far United have fallen. And they paid the price with poor finishing as usual this season.

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Manchester United

More from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: "In my poor English I cannot find a better word [than sloppy]. You have to play more seriously. Put the performance of two or three of our attacking players together and you squeeze not much juice out of it. Rashford Lingard, Ibrahimovic, Martial. They were very similar. 

"But the people behind very solid very focused. The defenders did the serious work but the people who had to kill the game didn't. 

"We start the game at Old Trafford in front, but we had all the conditions to kill the game." 

'You have to play more seriously'

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Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, speaking to BT Sport: "We have to kill matches. We had chances, control, but... we don't score goals... we risk. 

"There was lots of space to kill, good chances. LOTS of chances that we don't get because of a bad touch, sloppy touch, a flick, bad decisions in the last third. 

"There was a team with good organisation at the back, but one mistake and we were punished."

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Here's Jose Mourinho now. He's not best pleased. There is some naming and shaming...  

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Ayush, Oxfordshire: When that cross came in, Dendoncker was Fellaini's man. Fellaini's let him go and given him a free header - poor tracking back might have cost us... this is schoolboy stuff, amateur hour defending.

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Marouane Fellaini
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Anderlecht 1-1 Man Utd

It might feel a bit like a defeat - an 86th-minute equaliser's never one to write home about - but at least the away goal should leave Manchester United in the driving seat come next Thursday. 

Also, the result means United are unbeaten in their last four European away games (W2 D2) - having lost each of the five before that. So that's something?

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Thomashollern: Pogba says he has forgotten how much he cost. Someone better remind him and quickly so he can start earning his wage. 

Rashida: Considering how much money was playing for United, Jośe has every right to sit back and watch them produce, or not. 

Ben Peterson: Bring on Fellaini, I assume to see out the win, then he doesn't track his man, who equalises. Awful.

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Looking at the goal again it's clear Marouane Fellaini doesn't track his man into the box. 

Matteo Darmian comes across in his place but is late and can't outjump Leander Dendoncker.

Fellaini might have been able to.

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Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick on BT Sport: "It's frustrating. We were so in control but got sloppy, we have to kill teams off. We should have won that game. They had one chance and scored a header. We need to be more ruthless, it's as simple as that. We were too comfortable. We got sloppy. 

"It's not the end of the world but we are better than that. It's that little edge that makes the difference in the end, but we'll look forward to the next game."

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Anderlecht 1-1 Man Utd

Michael Carrick has just used the word "sloppy" about 13 times in a minute. You can smell the frustration from here. Imagine what Jose Mourinho must be like.

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I think we can all do with hyping our game to be fair. 

Elsewhere, Schalke have beaten Schalke and Schalke have beaten with Schalke. Nah only joking. 

Ajax have beaten Schalke 2-0 at home and Celta Vigo won 3-2 at home to Genk.

The match between Lyon and Besiktas was delayed after serious crowd trouble - that's 1-0 to Besiktas with 35 still to play.

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Andrew Neill: Soooooooooo how many million do you think Jose will be spending on strikers and wingers in the summer? 

babatunde sakiru: Jose Mourinho is tactically poor as a coach, and Paul Pogba needs to hype his game.

Alex Smith: Such poor defending from United has meant we only take a draw back from Belgium. Seen better down the local park. 

Leander Dendoncker scores a header
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Freed from Desire by Gala - you know the tune - booms around the Brussels night sky. This isn't any old Thursday night. 

Leander Dendoncker's late, late equaliser makes next week's tie in Manchester very tasty indeed... 

Anderlecht players after the match
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Disappointment must be the overriding feeling for the men in red. They led with just minutes to go but were pegged back by Anderlecht's first attempt on target. 

It was unstoppable, but Jose Mourinho's side might have been out of side if Paul Pogba had planted that golden chance only a few moments before. 

The Anderlecht players go to their fans, hands in the air. They're still in this.

FULL-TIME

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks dejected
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It doesn't make it and Anderlecht can break - there's space down the right...

But United cover back. That should be that...

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Time enough for Manchester United to lob a deep free-kick into the box....

YELLOW CARD

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Paul Pogba drives forward. There are red shirts catching up with him, but the Anderlecht purple sweep back to clear. 

Anthony Fosu-Mensah is in the book for a two-footed studs-up challenge that took the ball. Risky that.

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How long added on? 

Time enough for another Manchester United change. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is heading for the showers, Timothy Fosu-Mensah is on. 

A defensive switch with THREE minutes stoppage time to play. 

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This place is rocking now. The home fans believe. They want to see another before we run out of time and return to Manchester in a week's time. 

How big is that Paul Pogba miss going to be?

One shot on target = one goal

Manchester United are levelled through a bullet header from Leander Dendoncker. Such power behind it as he met a cross from the left. Sergio Romero had no chance.

That's Anderlecht's first shot on target. A vital goal at a vital time. Is there still more?

Leander Dendoncker celebrates
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GOAL - Anderlecht 1-1 Man Utd

Leander Dendoncker

Leander Dendoncker scores
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Under FIVE to go. Will we see one more opening? We're bound to, no?

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Dennis Appiah looks to pry open a chink of light. Anderlecht gambling now, sending their full-backs into the adventure zone. 

United win it back and have space to counter, but Youri Tielemans robs Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the vital moment. Superb midfield play.

CLOSE!

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Paul Pogba can send Manchester United into the last four in all but name with a composed finish... 

But played through by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's flick he can only find the keeper's legs! From the corner, Marouane Fellaini's cushioned header is easily gathered. 

This is heating up...

Paul Pogba of Manchester United rues a missed chance
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CLOSE!

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A change in tone. A sign of danger.   

Sofiane Hanni drives one from just outside the box after selling Maroune Fellaini with a turn on the edge. Deflected for a corner, which Fellaini scrambles clear. 

But United work it up the park again and Fellaini stings the gloves with a driven effort from range. It can swing both ways... 

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Youri Tielemans hasn't been able to have much impact. The 19-year-old captain reaches a stray ball first but can only prod it towards a Manchester United shirt. 

The away side are still comfortable. They're taking their time with this, dictating play. Will they gamble for a tie-ending second in the last 10? 

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Kara Mbodji again with the sliding clearance as Paul Pogba looks to play in Zlatan Ibrahimovic down the left. 

Marouane Fellaini's getting booed every time he gets on the ball. He will love that.

SUBSTITUTION

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Marcus Rashford off and Marouane Fellaini on. As a former Standard Liege player, Fellaini's greeted by a howl of jeers. 

And at last Anderlecht have their top scorer on the park - Lukasz Teodorczyk is on for Isaac Kiese Thelin. 

Marouane Fellaini speaks with Jose Mourinho
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic smashes a burly fist into his own palm in frustration over a delayed pass he wanted quicker from Henrikh Mkhitaryan's boot. Offside is the call. 

Ibrahimovic darts forward again, he can't beat his man but cleverly knocks a ball across the box - but Anderlecht can clear again.

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Lovely feet from Anthony Martial to slip free of two markers and into space, he smashes one on his right but again Kara Mbodji is there with a sterling block. 

The home fans are still roaring their support. Under 20 minutes left for them to alter this tie.

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Jose Mourinho will be satisfied well enough with this so far, but with the run of fixtures they've got coming up we'll fancy another away goal. Hands in pockets, he's giving nothing away on the bench. 

Youri Tielemans would miss the second leg with another booking but escapes a yellow for a trip on Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Mourinho had something to say about that...

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Actually, Anthony Martial's gone wide left, with Marcus Rashford slotting in on the right. Zlatan Ibrahimovic the unit in the middle.

First touches for Sofiane Hanni as Eric Bailly blocks a shot on the edge. 

And as United look to zoom up on the counter, Ivan Obradovic cleans out Marcus Rashford and picks up a yellow.

Ivan Obradovic fouls Marcus Rashford
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SUBSTITUTION

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Sofiane Hanni coming on for Anderlecht, with Nicolae Stanciu coming off, in another reshuffle in the forward line. 

That's one change left for your man Lukasz Teodorczyk to come on. This tie is ebbing away from them. Time for your top scorer, if he's fit enough?

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Nope, it's Jesse Lingard who makes way for Anthony Martial on the right wing. He could do with a decent shift, the Frenchman.

Anderlecht 0-1 Man Utd

I haven't typed the words Paul Pogba too often tonight. He's dipped back into a deep position on the left, looking to pitch balls into space up the top of the pitch into Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

This latest one comes off well, a nice take from Rashford, but he turns into a crowd. 

Looks like Anthony Martial is being readied. Is that Rashford's evening done?

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CHANCE!

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Ivan Obradovic - the Anderlecht left-back, on his right foot from the edge of the box... Well, it's the outcome you might expect. 

Frank Acheampong's ball across the box fell kindly, but the opening goes begging as Obradovic fumbles his shot into the hoardings. Got to hit the target at least.

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A change for the hosts, but it's not top scorer Lukasz Teodorczyk. Not yet. 

Instead Alexandru Chipciu comes on for Massimo Bruno - like-for-like in attack down the right.