Anthony Martial scored his third goal in 2 Premier League matches to assist Manchester United to a 2-0 triumph over Burnley at Turf Moor that moves the Red Devils up to fifth within the table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men unbroken their 1st clean sheet within the league since September and with success bust down Burnley’s packed defense with some patient assaultive play, forcing the opener simply before half-time and doubling their lead in second-half stoppage time through Marcus Rashford.
After losing 2-0 at Watford in their previous game, United delivered the enhancements they painfully required at the rear whereas dominating possession in center despite the absence of Paul Pogba, WHO was fresh following his come to fitness, as they designed on a 4-1 convince Newcastle United on Boxing Day.
Burnley was trying to form it 3 league wins from four however did not pass through a blunder by full-back Charlie Taylor that crystal rectifier to Martial’s strike, waste a flurry currently opportunities before Rashford scored his twelfth league goal of the season.
Rashford injured Nick Pope’s palms with a free-kick from thirty yards in a very cagey gap spell during which the England forward additionally hit the surface of the post with an occasional, first-time shot from the sting of the box.
The ball fell to Martial very little quite six yards out once thirty-three minutes, however, the France international’s effort was crucially blocked on the line by former United defender Phil Bardsley.
Having unbroken the guests trapped for forty-four minutes, Burnley self-destructed once Taylor fumbled possession and allowed Andreas Pereira to feed Martial, WHO took barely and stroked an occasional shot past Pope into the bottom-right corner.
Martial had the ball within the net once more four minutes into the half, however, the goal was disallowed for a foul on James Tarkowski and Burnley nearly equal once Bardsley’s angled drive thespian diving save from David de Gea.
Harry Maguire brought down Jack Cork on the sting of the United box to gift substitute Johann Gudmundsson with an opportunity from a free-kick, however, the Iceland international blazed over the crossbar.
Burnley vulnerable an equalizer throughout a phrenetic final quarter-hour solely to be caught outright at the tip once Daniel James sprinted over the half-way line in possession and square to Rashford, WHO rounded Pope before evaluation his second in as several games.
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