Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Man Utd Scrape Past Watford In Six-Goal Thriller

English Premier League
 
Result: Watford 2-4 Manchester United
 
Venue: Vicarage Road
 
Date: 28 November 2017
 
Manchester United beat Watford 4-2 at Vicarage Road in a thrilling Tuesday night Premier League clash that saw Ashley Young score twice against his former club.
 
Marcos Rojo started for the Red Devils, while at the other end, Jesse Lingard was given a rare spot in the XI.
 
Watford looked promising going forward in the opening stages, clearly not content to sit back and let United do all the attacking. 
 
However, José Mourinho's side drew first blood in the 19th minute as Young rifled his half-volley into the bottom corner from just outside the box.
 
Six minutes later, Young struck again. The visitors earned a free-kick for Abdoulaye Doucouré's cynical pull-back on Paul Pogba and the versatile England international dispatched it into the top corner.
 
Anthony Martial then made it 3-0 in the 31st minute, calmly slotting the ball under Heurelho Gomes after having been set up by Romelu Lukaku.
 
Both teams went close just before half-time. First, Gomes made a superb double-save to deny Romelu Lukaku and then Lingard. Soon afterwards, Richarlison's header rattled the crossbar. Ultimately, neither side found a late goal ahead of the break.
 
The Hornets showed attacking intent again at the start of the second half, but the resolute Red Devils defence held firm in the opening stages.
 
Just as United looked as if they were taking control of the game again, Watford were awarded a penalty in the 77th minute for Marcos Rojo's challenge from behind on Roberto Pereyra. 
 
Replays showed Rojo might have got some of the ball, but either way, Deeney stepped up and scored.
 
That goal sprung Watford into life and they pulled another back in the 84th minute as Doucouré steered the ball into the net with the outside of his foot after receiving it in the danger area from André Carrillo.
 
However, the Red Devils had the last laugh just two minutes later. A magnificent solo goal from Lingard — who shook off Adrian Mariappa and Christian Kabasele before scoring — all but sealed United's win.

PSG Star: This Star Is More Techincal Than Messi, CR7 &Neymar

Reports: Chelsea To Swoop For African Superstar

What Messi Told Ref After Disallowed Goal

41 comments

Top 5

Chiefs To Miss Out On Defender?

23 Sep 21, 2020 10:33 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

How Pirates Could Line Up With Hlatshwayo & Hotto…

21 Sep 21, 2020 10:39 PM in Orlando Pirates

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

13 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

3 PSL Clubs Showing Interest In Mnyamane

8 Sep 21, 2020 05:33 PM in PSL

Chiefs Fans Outraged Over Bold Amakhosi Jersey Making the Rounds Online

29 Sep 18, 2020 05:02 PM in The Best Of The Rest

The 10 Highest-Paid Liverpool Stars Revealed

8 Sep 20, 2020 06:35 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs Identify First Assistant For Hunt…

138 Sep 18, 2020 10:26 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Six Players Who Could Form Part Of Hunt’s Chiefs Plans

36 Sep 17, 2020 04:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

OFFICIAL: Pirates Confirm Signing Of Wits Duo

76 Sep 21, 2020 03:03 PM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch