Rashford Late Strike Earns Manchester United 2-1 Win At Bournemouth

Rashford Late Strike Earns Manchester United 2-1 Win At Bournemouth


A late strike from substitute Marcus Rashford earned Manchester United 2-1 win away against Bournemouth in Saturday’s English Premier League at the Vitality stadium reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


Callum Wilson gave Bournemouth an early lead in the 11th minute but Anthony Martial restored parity ten minutes left into the break.


Rashford came off the bench to score a 92nd minute winner to earn Manchester United back-to-back games for the first time since mid-September.


Manchester United were slow off the block in the opening half an hour, though, and Bournemouth could have broken the deadlock after only four minutes when Chris Smalling failed to cut out Wilson’s pass to leave Ryan Fraser clean through on goal, only for David de Gea to deny the in-form winger.


Bournemouth continued to pour forward and threatened again after 10 minutes when first De Gea kept out Wilson and then Junior Stanislas saw a shot deflected wide from inside the area.


The hosts did break the deadlock just one minute later when United’s defence went missing after a corner, allowing Stanislas to break down the right and deliver a low cross into the box which Wilson tucked away with aplomb.


Eddie Howe’s side were not content to sit on their lead and almost doubled it after 19 minutes when Adam Smith cut inside and put a low cross into the box which bobbled narrowly wide of the far post with De Gea beaten.


Stanislas was the next to come close as Bournemouth continued to get joy on the counter-attack, but his curling effort from the edge of the box was too close to De Gea.


Martial and Rashford both had golden chances with the goal gaping, but Ake first denied Martial with a brilliant block before Brooks hacked Rashford’s follow-up effort off the line.


Herrera came close again shortly afterward as United’s pressure grew, this time curling a left-footed strike inches wide of the far post from just outside the area.


Begovic denied Jesse Lingard before the decisive goal, which came in the second minute of injury time when Rashford collected Paul Pogba’s cross and kept his composure in the area before firing it home from close range.