Manchester United score late to sink Bournemouth

Marcus Rashford scored late to give Manchester United a deserved win against Bournemouth and to record a second consecutive win in the Premier league.

The win ended Bournemouth’s undefeated home record and is an indicator of Manchester United fight for the top four position if they keep winning between now and Christmas.

Bournemouth took the lead in the 11th minute through Callum Wilson but Anthony Martial brought back life into Manchester United but it was Rashford who scored the winning goal in the extra time.

Manchester United were without striker Romelu Lukaku who picked up an injury on Friday while training, forcing Mourinho to rely on Alex Sanchez who played today since there draw against Wolves six weeks ago.

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Marcus Rashford started off the bench following the English man’s birthday turning 21 years of age.

It was not the first time that the Red Devils were left wide open at the back with Chris Smalling allowing Ryan Fraser to come close to scoring in the fourth minute.

A string of attacks from Bournemouth pilled pressure on Mourinho’s boys and it finally paid off when Wilson taped home a cross from Junior Stanislas after a back pass from Lewis Cook.

Midway through the first half Manchester United picked up momentum through Chile International forward Alexis Sanchez who effortless set up the ball from Ashley Young for Martial who sent it behind the net.

Manchester United almost went ahead before half time but Juan Mata strike went wide sending the two sides in a draw in the half time.

Mourinho brought in Rashford and Ander Herrera in place of Juan Mata and Fred and the changes paid of after Rashford picked up the ball from Ake to slam home the winner.

The win sends Manchester United one place higher in the table to stand at position seven with 20 points.

They still trail six points behind leaders Manchester City with Bournemouth holding sixth position same points as Manchester United.

Slavian Mwangecho
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