ANDY SCHREUR - Monday, February 11, 2013
Maurice Edu made the long trip from Honduras to Miami to Turkey in time to start and play 90 minutes in Bursaspor's win over Karabükspor.
Bursaspor moved into sixth position with the away win and recorded their first league victory since January 19th.
Both goalkeepers were sharp in the first half and kept the game scoreless going into halftime, but the hosts took control of the match immediately when the second half began.
Tuncay Şanlı put the visitor's ahead in the 54th minute and they never looked back. Bursaspor doubled their lead in the 61st minute when central defender Michael Chrétien scored his first goal of the season before Argentine Pablo Batalla added the third in the 80th minute to ensure Bursaspor's victory on the road.
Ahmet Özek picked up a needless second yellow card in the 87th minute for Karabükspor but being down to 10 men had no effect on the game. Bursa's strong second half proved to be the difference and ensured their fifth shutout of the season.
Bursaspor next host Elazığspor next Sunday and will be looking to move into the top three.