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Fellaini injured as Belgium beat Bosnia in seven-goal thriller

Marouane Fellaini

Fellaini has scored four goals for Manchester United this season

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini had to be substituted after only 23 minutes of Belgium’s thrilling victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Fellaini, who has started United’s past three Premier League games, appeared to suffer a knee injury.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez said that he feared the 29-year-old had suffered ligament damage.

Yannick Carrasco’s goal sealed victory for Belgium, who have already qualified for next year’s World Cup.

Belgium had won Group H but this win meant Bosnia-Herzegovina gave up second place to Greece, who have a chance of reaching the play-offs as one of the best eight runners-up.

They will have to beat Gibraltar on Tuesday and hope that results in other groups go their way.

Belgium were given the lead by Thomas Meunier, only for the hosts to hit back through Haris Medunjanin and Edin Visca.

Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi and Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen restored Belgium’s advantage, only for Dario Dumic to pull Bosnia-Herzegovina level in the 82nd minute.

But, a minute later, Carrasco gave Belgium the points.

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Match ends, Bosnia and Herzegovina 3, Belgium 4.

Second Half ends, Bosnia and Herzegovina 3, Belgium 4.

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Thomas Vermaelen.

Offside, Belgium. Thomas Meunier tries a through ball, but Michy Batshuayi is caught offside.

Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sead Kolasinac (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Michy Batshuayi (Belgium) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michy Batshuayi (Belgium).

Dario Dumic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Youri Tielemans (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Senad Lulic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Michy Batshuayi (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ognjen Vranjes (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Haris Duljevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Thomas Meunier (Belgium) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Haris Duljevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Attempt saved. Haris Duljevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Senad Lulic.

Eden Hazard (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ognjen Vranjes (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Substitution, Belgium. Nacer Chadli replaces Yannick Carrasco.

Goal! Bosnia and Herzegovina 3, Belgium 4. Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas Meunier with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Goal! Bosnia and Herzegovina 3, Belgium 3. Dario Dumic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Izet Hajrovic with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Thomas Vermaelen.

Attempt blocked. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vedad Ibisevic.

Offside, Belgium. Kevin De Bruyne tries a through ball, but Michy Batshuayi is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Vedad Ibisevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Haris Duljevic.

Foul by Youri Tielemans (Belgium).

Vedad Ibisevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conceded by Yannick Carrasco.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ognjen Vranjes (Bosnia and Herzegovina) because of an injury.

Substitution, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vedad Ibisevic replaces Haris Medunjanin.

Foul by Thomas Meunier (Belgium).

Haris Duljevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Youri Tielemans (Belgium) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Senad Lulic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Attempt missed. Yannick Carrasco (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Michy Batshuayi (Belgium) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas Meunier.

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