Man United cool off Watford with 2-1 away win

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Sep 2018 15:03:02



MANCHESTER United handed Watford its first loss of the new Premier League season, coming away with a 2-1 victory thanks to the outstanding play of Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea.
The hosts were in control of the game in the early going at Vicarage Road on Saturday and nearly opened the scoring on a blast by Troy Deeney that De Gea managed to save, reports Efe news.

The Red Devils, however, responded emphatically to grab a 2-0 lead at halftime thanks to goals by Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling in the 35th and 38th minutes respectively.
Watford faced an uphill battle in trying to rally against Jose Mourinho’s men but nearly pulled it off, with Andre Gray scoring in the 65th minute and De Gea coming up with a remarkable save to deny a header by Christian Kabasele in second-half stoppage time. Despite the home loss, Watford (4-0-1) is still in fourth place in the Premier League with 12 points after five matches, just three behind first-place Chelsea.

United is provisionally in eighth place with nine points. In other results, Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1, Manchester City routed Fulham 3-0, Bournemouth outgunned Leicester City 4-2, Arsenal edged Newcastle 2-1, Crystal Palace topped Huddersfield Town 1-0 and Chelsea trounced Cardiff 4-1.

Wolves win 1-0 against Burnley Undated

WOLVERHAMPTON Wanderers inflicted a fourth successive defeat on Burnley with a 1-0 victory at Molineux on Sunday, leaving the visitors second bottom of the Premier League after their worst start to a top-flight season in 89 years.

After Wolves missed several chances in the first half, Raul Jimenez pounced in the 61st minute to break the deadlock with his second goal of the season. Burnley pressed for a leveller, but lacked any real threat in attack, mustering just two tame shots on target in the match.

Wolves continue to look at home in the top flight and sit in the top half of the table with eight points from five games, while Burnley, who finished seventh last season, have a solitary point.

“I am very, very satisfied,” Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo said. “If there is a ‘but’, we could be more clinical. But if we can continue to make this many chances, it makes me very proud.”
In another match, West Ham defeated Everton 3-1. Andriy Yarmolenko scored twice while Marko Arnautovic scored once for West Ham. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the lone goal for Everton. (Reuters)