WATFORD 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 2
Despite injuries garnered by Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and other key players before and during the visit to Watford, Manchester United earned a dramatic 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road with Memphis Depay scoring the first goal and the German Machine, Bastian Schweinsteiger, scoring the sweetest injury-time winning gooooooooal. (Photo above: celebrating with team mates)
In a game dominated by Louis van Gaal’s men in the first half (as usual) and unfortunately controlled by the Hornets in the second, Memphis’s fine first-half goal secured a vital win and, at least temporarily, took United top of the table. David De Gea’s part in the win cannot be overlooked either after a string of top saves from the Spanish super stopper.
Pic: Man United line up against Watford on Sat Nov 21, 2015 | Footballuser.com
Van Gaal made four changes to the side that started the Reds’ last match against West Brom.
Another homegrown talent, Jesse Lingard, got United on the attack from the off, and was inches away from connecting with Juan Mata’s right-wing cross with just a minute on the clock. And it wasn’t long before the Reds took the lead.
Man United as at the time of filing this report are on top of the Premier League Table – and I’m thrilled !!!
Possession: Watford 40% United 60%
Shots at goal: Watford 2 United 4
Shots on target: Watford 0 United 2
Corners: Watford 1 United 4
Possession: Watford 44% United 56%
Shots at goal: Watford 10 United 13
Shots on target: Watford 5 United 6
Corners: Watford 4 United 10
Watford: Gomes; Nyom (Paredes 68), Cathcart, Britos, Anya; Capoue, Watson; Abdi, Jurado (Ake 46), Deeney (c); Ighalo.
Subs not used: Arlauskis, Oulare, Guedioura, Ibarbo, Diamanti.
United: De Gea; Young, Jones (McNair 68), Smalling, Blind; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Mata (Pereira 79), Herrera (Rojo 25), Lingard; Memphis.
Subs not used: Romero, Darmian, Goss, Ashford.
Booked: Young, Lingard
Again! The strike in the Watford net by the German Machine, Bastian Schweinsteiger’s goal – is the sweetest, ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Up Man U!