Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were on the scoresheet for Manchester United who ran out 2-1 winners over Watford as Premier League football returned after the international break.
It was Manchester United’s first match after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed permanently for the red devils, and his lads ensured they celebrated the contract offered to the United legend with 3 points at Old Trafford.
Rashford gave United first half lead in the 28th minute when luke Shaw did excellently well to intercept Watford’s attack– He then turned defence into attack and layed a superb through-pass to a running Rashford, and the English star made no mistake as he clipped the ball past Ben Forster.
Here’s a quick highlight of the goal:
The second goal of the game came with 20 minutes left to play and it was always going to be Manchester United to get the goal. Anthony Martial started off an attacking run which involved him exchanging play superbly with Luke Shaw at first, then with Rashford, he put a pass to Perreira and the Brazilian found Jesse Lingard at the right win. Lingard put in a cross through to Martial who got involved in a squabble with Forster, but the French attacker still managed to scoop the ball into the net.
Watford pulled a goal back in via Doucoure (assisted by Isaac Success), but it was a little too late for them to salvage anything from the match as the goal came in the 90th minute.
The win saw Manchester United temporarily climb into top 4, leafrogging Arsenal who are to play Newscatle on Monday night.
Other Results in Saturday’s EPL fixtures:
|August 23, 2019|
|Aston Villa||2 - 0||Everton|
|August 19, 2019|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||1 - 1||Manchester United|
|August 18, 2019|
|Chelsea||1 - 1||Leicester City|
|Sheffield United||1 - 0||Crystal Palace|
|August 17, 2019|
|Manchester City||2 - 2||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Brighton & Hov…||1 - 1||West Ham United|
|Everton||1 - 0||Watford|
|Southampton||1 - 2||Liverpool|
|Aston Villa||1 - 2||AFC Bournemouth|
|Norwich City||3 - 1||Newcastle United|
|Arsenal||2 - 1||Burnley|
|August 11, 2019|
|Manchester United||4 - 0||Chelsea|
|Newcastle United||0 - 1||Arsenal|
|Leicester City||0 - 0||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|August 10, 2019|
|Tottenham Hotspur||3 - 1||Aston Villa|
|AFC Bournemouth||1 - 1||Sheffield United|
|Burnley||3 - 0||Southampton|
|Crystal Palace||0 - 0||Everton|
|Watford||0 - 3||Brighton & Hov…|
|West Ham United||0 - 5||Manchester City|
English Premier League Table:
|5||Brighton & Hov…||2||1||1||0||4||1||+3||4|
|17||West Ham United||2||0||1||1||1||6||-5||1|