Manchester United fell to a first defeat in seven matches as they were deservedly beaten by rock bottom Watford in the Premier League.
WATFORD 2, MANCHESTER UNITED 4
Manchester United scored four goals in a match for the eighth time this season but were given a scare in the second half as Watford mounted a late comeback and threatened to take a point off Jose Mourinho’s men.
Ashley Young scored twice and Anthony Martial chipped in during an attacking first half as United sought to reduce Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League to five points with what seemed a regulation blitz from earlier in the season.
Complacency set in for the Reds, though, as Watford’s Richarlison hit the bar before the break before the Hornets pulled two goals back through Troy Deeney and Andrew Carillo late in the second half leaving the home side regretting their first half miss.
Jesse Lingard scored again to quell the Watford rebellion though, and United will be able to go to the Emirates on Saturday for a big game against Arsenal back in goalscoring form.
WATFORD 3, MANCHESTER UNITED 1 Etienne Capoue opens the scoring for Watford in 34 minutes Anthony Martial injured and dispossessed in the build-up to Watford opener Paul Pogba hits the crossbar Marcus Rashford levels the game in the 62nd minute Substitute Juan Zuniga puts Watford back into the lead after 83 minutes – 53 seconds after […]
WATFORD 1, MANCHESTER UNITED 2 Memphis Depay’s early goal puts United into the lead The Reds lost Ander Herrera to a first half suspected hamstring injury Herrera joins Rooney, Martial, Carrick, Fellaini, Valencia, Shaw and Wilson in the Old Trafford treatment room United’s Premier League clean sheet record ends on 641 minutes after Troy Deeney’s […]