Fellaini strikes twice as Belgium coast past Cyprus

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The Manchester United midfielder bagged a brace as Marc Wilmots' side eased past Cyprus to move up to third in Group C and narrow the gap with Wales to just three points

Marouane Fellaini scored twice for Belgium as they thrashed Cyprus 5-0 to climb up to third place in Group C in the race to qualify for Euro 2016.

Christian Benteke, Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi also got on the scoresheet as the Red Devils moved to within three points of Wales in top spot. 

The Manchester United midfielder opened the scoring in the 21st minute as he spun in the box and drilled a finish low into the corner. He later curled in a beautiful effort from just outside the box to make the scores 3-0, after Aston Villa striker Benteke nodded in Belgium's second.

Hazard added a fourth after dancing his way through a number of Cypriot challenges and placing a shot past the goalkeeper, before 21-year-old Marseille striker Batshuayi scored the fifth late on.

The victory now gives Belgium the chance to leap to the top of the table with victory against Israel on Tuesday night.

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