Manchester United closed the gap on 4th placed Chelsea by 3 points today, after a well-deserved win against Watford in their Premier League game.
Manchester United started off the game slowly and with a lack of energy in the early stages. Troy Deeney had the best chance early on in the game that he failed to capitalize on. New boy Bruno Fernandes opened his account for the club when he coolly converted a penalty after the Portuguese midfielder was fouled in the box by keeper Ben Foster. The goal came three minutes before half-time and United went into the break 1-0.
In the second period, Watford thought they had taken the lead just after half-time when Deeney put the ball into the back of the net. But the goal was ruled invalid because of a handball by Craig Dawson. United grabbed a second on 58 minutes through a wonderful sublime piece of skill from Anthony Martial. It appeared that the Frenchman’s chance was lost when keeper Ben Foster closed him down, but he dragged the ball back and he chipped it past him.
With United in control of the match now there wasn’t any doubt who was going to win. United would get a third 15 minutes from the end of the game when Mason Greenwood smashed the ball home after Fernandes squared the ball to him in the box. So Reds are now in 5th place and three points behind Chelsea.
Now that Fernandes came into the squad you can see the difference that he has made. His creativity and clever passing has helped to create better chances for the team. He was the missing piece that we needed all along and has been influential in his performances ever since he joined the club. Now that he got his first goal for us Bruno can now get more goals and grow from strength to strength. Ighalo I am sure will get his first goal soon.
This was a good win for us after we won 2-0 against Chelsea. I am hopeful that we can push on now and win consistently. If we can push Chelsea all the way we can get that 4th spot and qualify directly for the Champions League whether we win the Europa League or not. Come on United, let’s keep the winning streak going.
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