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Mourinho Suffers Defeat On Old Trafford Return As Rashford’s Brace Sinks Spurs

Mourinho Suffers Defeat On Old Trafford Return As Rashford’s Brace Sinks Spurs

A brace from Marcus Rashford made sure Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford ended in defeat as Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Wednesday night, Premier League.

Going into the game United had failed to win its last three games in all competitions, while Spurs had won their last three since Mourinho replaced Maurizio Pochettino.

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United took the lead in the sixth minute through Rashford who in from a tight angle.

Spurs were back on level terms as Alli produced a brilliant bit of skill, raising the ball over his marker inside the box before slotting it past David De Gea.

In the 49th minute, United went 2-1 up as Rashford struck again this time from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Moussa Sissoko.

The win moves United to sixth on 21 points in the league table while Spurs are eight on 20 points.

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea ended their winless run with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Aston Villa.

Tammy Abraham and Mason scored in either half to halt Chelsea’s run of three consecutive games without a win in all competitions.

Villa’s goal was scored by Trezeguet late in the first half.

Abraham broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute after heading in a cross but Trezeguet equalized for Villa on 41 minutes as he bundled in a cross into the back of the net.

But three minutes into the second half, Mount scored what proved to be the winner following a well-taken strike.

And at the King Power Stadium, Leicester continued their impressive run of form as they beat struggling Watford 2-0.

The win saw Leicester return to second on the log on 35 points with Watford rooted to the bottom of the standing.

Vardy put Leicester 1-0 ahead on 55 minutes from the penalty spot before Maddison sealed the win in the 90th minute.

In other games played Southampton climbed out of the relegation zone thanks to their 2-1 home win against Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers beat West Ham 2-1.

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  • Pompei 2 years ago

    From man of the match against Everton to 90 mins benching against Watford. Not even a sub appearance for Iheanacho? I hope his agent has started making phone calls. Something needs to happen in January.

    • Don’t Panic too quick, Lets see what happens after this weekend. Thats the thing with Naija we too de para.

      • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

        “…And besides the fact that Rodgers introduced him on Sunday means he feels Iheanacho is ready for more game time ….”

        “…Nigerians should realise the reason Iheanacho has not been playing is because he was not ready. The reason Rodgers brought him on is because rodgers thinks Iheanacho is now Ready….”

        “Kelechi will play a big role against Watford!, Mark My words.”

        Those where your words only a few days ago. Maybe it is you who should pipe down and temper your excitement with a little bit of caution.

        You were here praising Rodgers to the highest heavens while we we advising a bit of caution and need to start a search for alternatives…but No.

        …Rodgers talk Iheanacho football afresh….
        …” Kelechi has always had poor ball control, poor technique, low Confidence and the list goes on “…..
        …Rodgers has suddenly taught him all these within 10 months…
        …Rodgers knows kelechi is now ready….
        ….Rodger this, Rodgers that…..

        Bottom of the table Watford, desperately needing a goal, the same Rodgers overlooked Kelechi. I guess he feels he’s not ready again abi…? Lolz

        You asked us to mark your words, and yes, we are already marking them.