Dortmund will sit top of the table tonight after a comprehensive 5-1 win over Hannover. Surman made two changes from the side who beat Arsenal 2-0 here on Tuesday: Dennis Praet making his league début for BVB replacing Ivan Perisic who started on the bench, and Viktor Fischer coming in for Kevin Großkreutz.
Ilkay Gündogan scored a goal in each half to open his account this season, and deservedly picked up the man-of-the-match award. Gündogan poked BVB in front in the 10th minute from inside the six-yard box, but a slip at the back from Mats Hummels allowed Kim Ojo to flick the ball home for an equaliser eight minutes later.
With 38 minutes on the clock, Robert Lewandowski beat the offside trap to collect a lovely ball from Marcel Schmelzer and smash Dortmund into a 2-1 half-time lead. Dortmund added three more in the second-half, Gündogan slotting home from 10 yards out before a smashing drive from substitute Ivan Perisic from the edge of the box.
In stoppage time, Hummels forced a save with a header from a corner, but Viktor Fischer knocked the rebound home to wrap things up. With BVB’s next league opponents Freiburg losing at Wolfsburg, Dortmund have gone top for 24 hours at least.
Borussia Dortmund 5-1 Hannover 96 Gündogan 10,66 Ojo 18 Lewandowski 38 Perisic 76 Fischer 90 Att: 79,250 Bundesliga, Signal Iduna Park. Dry 7°C. Referee: J.Drees
BORUSSIA DORTMUND | HANNOVER 96 1. Roman Weidenfeller 7.1 | 1. Ron-Robert Zieler 5.9 2. Andreas Beck 7.5 | 33. Manuel Schmiedebach 5.1 4. Neven Subotic 8.0 | 15. César Arzo 6.4 5. Mats Hummels (c) 8.1 | 3. Karim Haggui 6.5 3. Marcel Schmelzer 8.3 | 19. Christian Schulz 6.6¹ 6. Sven Bender 8.2² | 11. Anthony Vanden Borre 5.6 8. Ilkay Gündogan [*] 9.4 | 28. Lars Stindl 6.8 11. Marco Reus 7.5³ | 7. Sérgio Pinto (c) 6.9 26. Dennis Praet 7.0¹ | 10. Szabolcs Huszti 6.6² 7. Victor Fischer 8.1 | 13. Jan Schlaudraff 5.5 9. Robert Lewandowski 8.1 | 29. Kim Ojo 7.5 ------------------------------- ------------------------------- 20. Mitchell Langerak . | 14. Markus Miller . 15. Felipe Santana . | 6. Debatik Curri . 18. Moritz Leitner 7.0² | 8. Oskar Hijlemark . 19. Kevin Großkreutz . | 16. Sebastian Tyrala 6.5² 22. Julian Koch . | 20. Felipe . 23. Julian Schieber n/a³ | 24. Christian Pander 5.1¹³ 24. Ivan Perisic 8.0¹ | 34. Konstantin Rausch n/a³
Match report by @realtimeFM:
NOTE: The original minute-by-minute match report was accidentally deleted from my iPad, these highlights were taken from watching the comprehensive highlights afterwards.
 Dortmund get us underway, looking to continue their 100% home record in all competitions under Surman’s management (6 from 6).
 BVB have a corner early on, it’s floated in by Gundogan but Subotic can’t turn it home at the far post.
 Beck gets back to cover and challenges to win Hannover their first corner. It’s terrible and BVB counter quickly.
 1-0 DORTMUND! Praet does all the hard work fown the right-hand side after the corner was cleared. He feeds Reus inside the area who squares for Ilkay Gündogan to bundle home from inside the six-yard box.
 Schlaudruff clips a ball forwards which Weidenfeller hoofs away. Beck and Lewandowski combine to feed Fischer who draws a smart save from the away ‘keeper.
 Beck brings the ball over halfway and sends a through ball to Lewandowski who beats the offside trap but drives over the bar from 15 yards out.
 Bender makes a great sliding challenge in the middle. Praet drives forwards and slips the ball through to Lewandowski who again fires over from just inside the area.
 Fischer arrives unmarked at the far post but can’t turn home Beck’s cross.
 EQUALISER! Kim Ojo scores his first goal for Hannover as they catch BVB napping from the goal kick.
 Reus has two attempts from a freekick 20 yards out but curls both narrowly wide.
 Jan Schlaudraff is late on Sven Bender and is cautioned.
 Praet is at the heart of BVB’s attacks so far this afternoon, he combines well with Fischer and fires a low drive narrowly wide from 18 yards out.
 Huszti whips in a cross from the left that Neven Subotic gets his head to but only manages in clipping his own crossbar. Schmelzer hacks it away off the line.
 2-1 DORTMUND! Robert Lewandowski races onto a long ball over the top from Schmelzer, brings the ball down on the edge of the box and drives home the second.
 Lewandowski could have had a hatful here tonight. BVB’s top scorer is left unmarked in the area and he volleys wide from a left-hand cross.
[HT] HALF TIME: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Hannover (Bundesliga)
 Caution for Kim Ojo after a lunge on Andreas Beck.
 Zieler’s goal kick only reaches Andres Beck, a ball back over the top finds Lewandowski but he does’t take the time to control and blasts over. Surman will be looking for more composure from his frontman.
 Ojo is onside as he breaks behind BVB’s back four. He squares for Schlaudraff on the edge of the box but he gets underneath it and Weidenfeller isn’t tested.
 Hannover have a corner, good tracking back by Gündogan to challenge.
 Dortmund are 4-on-1 as Fischer brings the ball over halfway but his ball towards Lewandowski is over-hit.
 3-1 DORTMUND! Ilkay Gündogan has his second of the game to double the lead. Fischer runs thirty yards with the ball, clips it into Lewandowski who backheels it to Gündogan to drill low from 12 yards.
 Hannover get the go ahead to make a double change. Perisic also comes on for Dortmund.
 Big penalty shouts at either end. Hummels deemed to have challenged Pinto fairly, while Praet only gets a corner after Arzo bundles him over by the goal line.
 Schlaudraff gets behind Hummels and fires a low shot towards goal from the edge of the box, it clips the outside of the post and wide. He’s come close now with balls over the top.
 4-1 DORTMUND! Ivan Perisic bends the ball into the top corner from 20 yards out. Fantastic goal! Gündogan gets the ball to him on the edge of the D, he takes a touch and finds the net.
 Hummels meets the ball from a corner but his bullet of a header grazes the top of the bar. That would have taken the ‘keeper in with it.
 BVB have taken the sting out of this now, the three points are in the bag and they’re happy to knock the ball about. Julian Schieber has come on for Marco Reus. Leitner is also on for Bender.
 We’ll see two additional minutes this evening, as BVB win a corner.
 Gündogan’s corner bends towards the far post and Zieler needs to tip it over the top to prevent a fantastic hat-trick for the midfielder.
 5-1 DORTMUND! The corner is whipped in from the other side, flicked on at the near post and Viktor Fischer pounces from close range to make it five.
[FT] FULL TIME: Borussia Dortmund 5-1 Hanover (Bundesliga)