Super Lig Wrap 15: Man Utd target rescues Besiktas in Istanbul derby, Samuel Eto’o becomes manager

Skenderbeu's Renato Arapi (L) vies with Besiktas' Mario Gomez (R) during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between KF Skenderbeu and Besiktas JK at the Elbansan Arena in Elbasan on September 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKU (Photo credit should read GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

Bursaspor 0-4 Osmanlıspor

Managerless Bursaspor are doing no better than when they actually did have a head coach. Newly promoted Osmanlıspor wiped the floor with the Green Crocodiles on the road to move into 12th place. Bursaspor meanwhile have now lost their last five consecutive games and have dropped dangerously close to the relegation zone.

Kasımpaşa 2-1 Konyaspor

An Eren Derdiyok brace ensure that the Istanbul minnows extended their unbeaten run to six games and moved into 6th place in the process.

Eskişehirspor 1-2 Gaziantepspor

Things are going from bad to worse for Eskişehirspor who sit rock bottom at the foot of the table on just seven points after 15 games following they most recent defeat at the hands of Gaziantepspor.

Antalyaspor 3-2 Mersin

Samuel Eto’o rose to the managerial challenge after head coach Yusuf Şimşek was sacked following a six game winless run. The former Chelsea man not only guided Antalyaspor to a win as player-manager but also scored his 13th goal in the season in the process.

Rizespor 3-0 Trabzonspor

Rizespor crushed Trabzonspor 3-0 in the Black Sea derby to overtake their bitter rivals and move into 8th place. The Black Sea Storm have now lost their last three consecutive away games and have dropped into 10th place.

Kayserispor 3-2 Akhisar

League high flyers Akhisar suffered a 3-2 defeat against newly promoted Kayserispor who are in decent form having lost just one of their last seven league games. The Akigolar did however, manager to remain in third place as fourth placed Galatasaray also lost.

Gençlerbirliği 0-1 Sivasspor

Sivasspor finally won an away game – their fist of the season. The humiliation was all too much for Gençlerbirliği president to take so he did what he usually does when things go wrong and sack the manager. The Ankara based side have been through 6 coaches in 1.5 seasons now.

Fenerbahçe 1-0 Başakşehir

Başakşehir proved once again why they are one of the toughest sides to break down in the Turkish Super League. The Istanbul minnows almost held out but really felt the pressure after Badji was sent off but a moment of magic from Luis Nani is what it took to eventually unlock the Başakşehir defence and move Fenerbahçe temporarily into first place.

Beşiktaş 2-1 Galatasaray

Beşiktaş had yet to win a single derby going into the 2015-16 campaign but have now won their last two under Şenol Güneş. The Black Eagles did however, have to do it the hard way. Goalkeeper Tolga Zengin was dropped after his errors resulted in the Black Eagles crashing out of the Europa League group stages following a 3-1 defeat against Sporting Lisbon on Thursday. Güneş must have felt cursed when Günay conceded the opening goal against Sneijder due to yet another keeping error. Mario Gomez was however, on hand to show why he has been recalled to the Germany national team and why Manchester United are interested in him with the equaliser just a minute later. Gomez now has 13 goals in all competitions for the Eagles this season and three in his last two derbies. Second half substitute Gökhan Töre went onto score the winner and take Beşiktaş top of the table.

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