Much to the relief of Jose Mourinho, Manchester United emerged victorious in an entertaining 2-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor. A brace from Belgian Striker Romelu Lukaku ensured that United came out of this fixture with all three points despite Paul Pogba missing a penalty, Marcus Rashford getting sent off and David De Gea having to make three saves in the last 2 minutes. Sean Dyche’s Burnley must be disappointed considering they couldn’t capitalize on Man United being down to 10-men in the last 20 Minutes.
FULL-TIME Burnley 0-2 Man Utd
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Manchester United looked Vibrant in the First-Half with all the players looking determined to make amends after what has been a difficult couple of weeks. It was Alexis Sanchez who Created the first goal with a great cross from the left which Romelu Lukaku easily headed past keeper Joe Hart. Manchester United continued to be the superior side and found their second Goal when a deflection of Burnley Full-back Charlie Taylor fell perfectly for Lukaku who smashed the ball into a virtually open net to make it 2-0 at Half-Time.
The Second-Half presented a golden opportunity for United to kill the game in the 68th Minute. Manchester United were awarded a penalty when Aaron Lennon fouled Marcus Rashford inside the Box. Paul Pogba stepped up and made his trademark slow run leading up to the penalty but to the Frenchman’s misfortune, Joe Hart guessed the right way and United were denied a third Goal. Romelu Lukaku was denied a Hattrick twice, once when the Belgian picked up a beautiful through ball from Pogba, skipped past Hart but was denied by Centre-back Ben Mee and the Second time Lukaku was denied by Joe Hart earlier in the first half.
A Frantic last 20 Minutes
In the 70th minute, Marcus Rashford was shown a Red Card by referee John Moss for Violent Conduct off the ball, involving a minor “Head-Butt” with Phil Bardsley. Burnley tried to take advantage of the Situation and Sean Dyche brought on two Forwards in the last 15 Minutes but aside from an aerial bombardment in Stoppage time, the Burnley Forwards didn’t achieve much after being Sent on.
Burnley: 16 Sep v Wolves (A)
Man Utd: 15 Sep v Watford (A)