Saturday, 30 January 2016

Derby Vs Man Utd Match Report


Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round | 29 January 2016 |
iPro Stadium | Attendance: 31,134 |

Scorers: Rooney
16, Blind 65, Mata 83; Thorne 37

Manchester United progressed to the fifth round of
the Emirates FA Cup with an entertaining victory
over Derby County at a wintry iPro Stadium on
Friday night.
Wayne Rooney gave the Reds the lead with a
wonderful early goal – his sixth strike in as many
games – but Derby equalised against the run of
play before half-time through George Thorne.
However, Louis van Gaal’s side, who dominated
much of the game, were not to be deterred and
Daley Blind netted smartly midway through the
second half, before Juan Mata added a late third to
secure United’s place in Sunday’s draw.
Van Gaal made two changes to the side that
started against Southampton last weekend, with
Guillermo Varela coming in for Matteo Darmian and
Mata replacing Ander Herrera. A deafening roar
greeted kick-off, with 5,471 noisy visiting fans –
United’s biggest away end of the season – more
than playing their part, as they proceeded to roll
through a traditional repertoire that included a
tribute to Nemanja Vidic following the Serbian’s
In a bright start by the Reds, Anthony Martial had a
good early chance, firing over from just inside the
box. But it didn’t take much longer for the Reds to
open the scoring – and in superb fashion, as
Rooney cut inside to bend a shot into the far
corner just after the quarter-hour mark.
With the Championship promotion-chasers
seemingly content to sit back and grant United
possession, van Gaal’s sharp-looking side continued
to probe and Martial narrowly failed to control a
return pass from Rooney that would have left the
Frenchman one-on-one with goalkeeper Scott
The Reds were utterly in control but, eight minutes
before the break, Derby equalised out of the blue,
as midfielder Thorne ran onto a neat ball over the
top to slot past David De Gea.
Back came United and, after skipping past Thorne
on the left, Martial crossed towards Rooney but
Stephen Warnock did well to get to the ball ahead
of his opposing captain. At the other end, Chris
Smalling made an excellent last-ditch tackle on the
Rams’ top scorer, Chris Martin, and the sides went
in level at the break.

Possession : Derby 33% United 67%
Shots at goal : Derby 4 United 6
Shots on target: Derby 3 United 2
Corners: Derby 1 United 3

The Reds started the second half on the front foot
and the ever-dangerous Martial ghosted past his
marker on the left but couldn’t pick out a red shirt
with his cross. Nick Blackman then curled over a
powerful effort after a swift attack as Derby
showed they were still a threat on the break.
Just before the hour-mark, Mata came within a
whisker of restoring United’s lead as he headed
Jesse Lingard’s deflected cross narrowly wide,
before Marouane Fellaini could only head a corner
straight at Carson.
With the away end still making a terrific noise,
United continued to carve out openings and Blind
charged forward from centre-back to apply a
brilliant first-time finish to Lingard’s cross and put
the visitors back ahead.
That goal seemed to deflate Paul Clements’ side
and Mata killed the game off with a late third, a
simple finish after Martial had beaten his man for
the umpteenth time down the left. Job done – the
quest to reach Wembley goes on.

Possession: Derby 40% United 60%
Shots at goal: Derby 7 United 13
Shots on target: Derby 3 United 5
Corners: Derby 6 United 5

United: De Gea, Varela, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-
Jackson, Fellaini, Schneiderlin (Carrick 74), Lingard,
Mata (Herrera 84), Martial, Rooney.

Subs not used: Romero, McNair, Januzaj, Pereira,

Derby: Carson, Christie, Keogh, Martin, Shackell,
Johnson (Hendrick 77), Butterfield, Blackman
(Camara 59), Ince, Thorne (Russell 77), Warnock.

Subs not used: Grant, Bryson, Baird, Olsson.
Booked: Warnock


Van Gaal : "We dared to play again and, in spite of
Derby's pressure in the second half, we created
chances and we scored some fantastic goals. I am
very happy."

Mata: "We did what we have to do every game. We
were quicker, we created chances and tried to play
in a positive way."

Blind : “Of course a win is always a boost but you
have to take it game by game and step by step.
There is an important game on Tuesday coming up.
We have to move on from this and keep the
confidence up.”

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Man Utd vs Southampton

Charlie Austin made a dream Southampton debut by
heading an 87th-minute winner to sink Manchester
United 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Austin returned to the Barclays Premier League this
week when Saints signed the striker from Queens
Park Rangers, and he stepped off the bench late in
the day to ensure a repeat of the same scoreline
this fixture produced last season.
Southampton had carried a set-piece threat before
Austin entered the fray in place of Sadio Mane in
the 79th minute and his decisive goal owed
something to an over-eager challenge from returning
Man Utd substitute Adnan Januzaj.
Making his comeback after a loan stint at Borussia
Dortmund, Januzaj brought down Austin and the
former Burnley striker planted a fine header beyond
David De Gea from James Ward-Prowse's unerring
right-wing delivery.
United slip five points behind fourth-placed
Tottenham Hotspur, while Southampton move up to
eighth, having claimed three consecutive league
wins for the first time this season.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson made his first BPL start
at left wing-back following Ashley Young’s groin
injury, with Van Gaal switching to 3-5-2 to match his
opponents' shape.
Two goals in the 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion
were not enough to keep Ward-Prowse in the
Southampton XI, the midfielder joining Austin on the
bench as Jordy Clasie and Dusan Tadic earned
Mane had a disappointing first half's best sight of
goal in the 37th minute, but his touch and footing
deserted him in the United area after playing a neat
one-two with Tadic.
And as the home supporters launched into yet
another rendition of "attack, attack, attack" Jesse
Lingard's deflected stoppage-time effort span wide.
Van Gaal responded by sending on Juan Mata in
place of Marouane Fellaini in an attempt to spark
some creativity.
Mata and Wayne Rooney combined in the desired
fashion after 54 minutes, although Anthony Martial
could not get a shot off and Southampton
goalkeeper Fraser Forster gratefully grasped the ball.
Van Gaal’s defensive injury woes worsened when
Matteo Darmian came off worse in a 58th-minute
collision with Shane Long – the Republic of Ireland
striker heading a subsequent corner wide under
pressure from the Italian's replacement, Paddy
A goalless draw seemed inevitable before Austin's
accurate finish thrillingly grabbed the bragging rights
for Koeman over his old rival Van Gaal after just
eight minutes on the field.
Another Southampton substitute, Oriol Romeu, drew
a sharp save from De Gea as the visitors threatened
further misery before Januzaj sent a fizzing shot
wide in injury time.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "I had a
feeling they could score only from a set-play. Our
defence in set-plays was weaker because I changed
Fellaini and had to change Darmian. Every change
was a weakness in defence. I wanted to win this
game and that’s why I changed Cameron Borthwick-
Jackson for Adnan Januzaj. That is a risk you take, it
was a poor game and we didn’t create so much and
neither did our opponent."
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "After their
goal went in, there were 20 minutes where we hung
on, but we stopped them scoring, which we haven't
done recently. We've gained a result from going a
goal behind, and that shows a bit of character from
the players. They overcame their fears and came
back strongly. It's a precious point. We've showed a
lot of nerve to come through our bad spell and if we
continue like that we're going to be fine."

Friday, 15 January 2016

Liverpool Vs Man Utd


How to follow the match : Manchester United's Barclays
Premier League trip to Liverpool kicks off at 14:05 GMT
on Sunday and will be screened live on Sky Sports in the
UK. You can follow the action in's live
match blog from Anfield or via @ManUtd on Twitter ,
while MUTV will broadcast live matchday programmes
at 13:00 and 16:00 GMT before showing the match in
full at midnight.
Scene-setter : It’s the 194th edition of arguably the most
famous rivalry in English football, as United make the
short trip down the M62 to do battle with Liverpool. The
two sides are fighting to get into the top four and both
go into the game on the back of 3-3 draws. United have
had the upper hand in this fixture recently, having won
the last three encounters.

Form guide : On Tuesday, United were denied a third
consecutive win in all competitions at the start of 2016,
when Paul Dummett netted a late equaliser for
Newcastle United at St James’ Park. The following day,
it was Liverpool who were scoring a last-gasp leveller to
secure a 3-3 draw, at home to leaders Arsenal. The
Merseysiders’ league form has been patchy, with two
wins, two draws and two defeats from their last six
league games, and they are ninth in the table , three
points behind United.
Latest team news : Bastian Schweinsteiger and Phil
Jones missed the Newcastle game with knee and ankle
injuries respectively, and Louis van Gaal will likely
provide an update on their fitness in his Friday
afternoon press conference. Marcos Rojo , Antonio
Valencia and Luke Shaw are all still sidelined. Liverpool
have several injury problems, with key playmaker
Philippe Coutinho, Martin Skrtel and Divock Origi all out,
and both Daniel Sturridge and Dejan Lovren struggling
to be fit in time for this weekend’s clash. Danny Ings
and Joe Gomez are long-term absentees but Steven
Caulker has been drafted in on loan.

View from the dressing room : "In recent times, we’ve
done very well against them so we’re very confident of
going there and causing them a problem."– Chris

View from the opposition camp : "These games are
always great occasions, games you want to be involved
in as professionals and look forward to." – Joe Allen

Danger men: With Coutinho sidelined, Brazilian attacker
Roberto Firmino has stepped up to the plate as both a
creative and goalscoring threat for Jurgen Klopp’s side,
netting twice in the midweek draw with Arsenal.
Christian Benteke remains a formidable presence up
front and scored a spectacular overhead kick in
Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in September, his
third in consecutive fixtures against the Reds after his
Aston Villa exploits.
Trivia: United’s next goal at Anfield will be the club’s
100th there in all competitions against Liverpool, with
the Reds’ tally of 99 so far comprising 92 in the league
and seven in cups. United’s first goal at the
Merseysiders’ home was scored in October 1895 by Joe
Cassidy, in the clubs’ only Division Two meeting there,
when Newton Heath were drubbed 7-1. Our most recent
strike at Anfield was Juan Mata’s unforgettable
acrobatic effort in March.

Betting : Official partner Marathonbet are offering 12/5
on United making it four wins in a row against Liverpool,
with a home win priced at 11/8 and the draw at 47/20.
To get the latest odds, and sign up with Marathonbet,
visit .
Referee: Mark Clattenburg takes charge of his fourth
United game of the season, having presided over
September’s 3-2 win at Southampton and the home
goalless draws with Manchester City and West Ham
United , in October and December respectively.

Rivals watch: In the only other Premier League game on
Sunday, leaders Arsenal visit seventh-placed Stoke City
at 16:15 GMT. The other four sides above United in the
table are all in action on Saturday: Tottenham Hotspur
host Sunderland (12:45 GMT), Man City welcome
Crystal Palace (15:00 GMT), West Ham are at
Newcastle (15:00 GMT) and Leicester City face a
Midlands derby away at rock-bottom Aston Villa (17:30

Newcastle vs Man Utd Result & Analysis

FT Newcastle 3-3 Man Utd

Match Report
Paul Dummett scored a dramatic last-minute equaliser
as Newcastle United twice came from behind to draw 3-3
with Manchester United in a Barclays Premier League
classic at St James' Park.
In a controversial and thrilling contest, Wayne Rooney's
penalty and a Jesse Lingard strike had the visitors two
goals ahead, but Georginio Wijnaldum got one back prior
to half-time.
Newcastle dominated the second period and Aleksandar
Mitrovic won a penalty after tussling with Chris Smalling,
converting it himself.
Rooney netted with a stunning finish with 11 minutes
remaining, but that would not be enough for victory as
Dummett's deflected effort at the death earned Steve
McClaren's side a crucial point.
The result endsures Newcastle, who stay in the bottom
three, end a three-match run of BPL defeats without
scoring a goal, while Louis van Gaal's fifth-placed side
have now only won one of their last eight.
Rooney's ninth-minute penalty was the first major
moment of the contest, with Marouane Fellaini meeting a
corner from close range and heading into the hand of
Chancel Mbemba, who was only a yard away but did
have his arm raised.
Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot despite Newcastle
protests and Rooney stepped up to confidently send Rob
Elliot the wrong way.
Rooney could have had a second midway through the half
when Lingard's accurate pass sent him through on goal
but he shot inches wide with his left foot.
That miss was almost costly when Newcastle went
straight up the other end and forced David De Gea into a
crucial save. The goalkeeper - on his 200th appearance
for the club - blocked with his legs from Wijnaldum after
the Dutchman had played a brilliant one-two with Ayoze
Perez to set up the chance.
Van Gaal's men doubled their lead on 38 minutes when
Ander Herrera release Rooney. The England striker took
his time before reversing a clever pass into path of
Lingard to finish through the legs of Elliot from a tight
That two-goal cushion only lasted four minutes, though,
after Fabricio Coloccini's high pass was headed down by
Mitrovic and the onrushing Wijnaldum netted with an
impressive first-time volley.
De Gea saved from Moussa Sissoko early in the second
half, before Lingard missed the target with an excellent
opportunity at the other end after good work from
Anthony Martial and Herrera, leaving Van Gaal visibly
Jack Colback's claims for a spot-kick having been
challenged by Fellaini were ignored but the home side did
get a penalty when Mitrovic was wrestled to the ground
by Smalling in a physical confrontation, with the Serbia
striker taking it himself to comfortably beat De Gea on 67
Rooney responded when substitute Memphis Depay's
shot deflected into his path 20 yards from goal and he
unleashed an unstoppable finish into the top-left corner.
Elliot then made a key save from Fellaini's late header,
meaning Dummett's powerful strike - which deflected off
Smalling and into the top-left corner - sealed a precious
point after an epic battle.
Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren: "The
crowd responded magnificently and we wanted to show
everyone what we are about. We kept fighting unti the
end and we have got a goal that feels like a winner.
"People thought it would be a 0-0 and it was a classic at
3-3. It must have been a great game for the neutral – it
was a heart attack for the coaches."
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "We could
have scored six goals easily here and we did not. If we
had, it would have been three successive wins at the start
of the year going into Liverpool.
"It is not so interesting to create chances. In every press
conference I say you have to score one more goal than
the opponent."
Post-match stats:
- Wayne Rooney’s brace enabled him to score his 14th
goal against Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League,
making them his most favoured opponents in the
- Rooney has also assisted eight Premier League goals
against Newcastle, his most against a single opponent.
- Rooney’s penalty goal was his 19th in the Premier
League for Man United, putting him ahead of Ruud van
Nistelrooy (18).
- All of Georgino Wijnaldum’s eight goals for Newcastle
have come at St. James’ Park this season.
- This is only the second time this season that
Manchester United have scored twice in the first half of a
Premier League game (also two vs. Everton in October).
- Paul Dummett netted his first Premier League goal since
October 2013 against Liverpool.
- Newcastle recovered from a two-goal deficit to avoid
defeat for the first time in a Premier League game since
September 2014 against Hull (a 2-2 draw).
- The Magpies scored more than twice in a Premier
League game this season for only the second time (also
6-2 against Norwich).

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Man Utd vs Sheffield Utd Result & Analysis


9 January 2016 | Old Trafford | FA Cup Third Round | Scorer:
Rooney (90+3)

Manchester United booked a spot in the Emirates FA
Cup fourth round in dramatic fashion thanks to Wayne
Rooney’s injury-time winner against Sheffield United.
Louis van Gaal’s men dominated the 90 minutes but, up
until added time, could not find a way past the dogged
League One side who defended resolutely but rarely
ventured over the half-way line.
It was left to Rooney to break Blades’ hearts though
when he drilled home a 93rd-minute penalty after
substitute Memphis Depay had been fouled in the area.
Van Gaal made three changes to the side that beat
Swansea City with Matteo Darmian, Cameron
Borthwick-Jackson and Marouane Fellaini all coming
into the starting XI in place of the injured and rested
Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Morgan Schneiderlin. Van
Gaal had spoken of his desire before the game to lead
the Reds on a good run in the competition, having cited
it as the most exciting cup around. He knew getting
past Sheffield United would not be an easy task though
given the fact the Blades were unbeaten in their last
seven away FA Cup ties, winning five.
A scrappy opening 15 minutes in the driving rain was
followed by the first real bits of action at either end.
First, Blades’ Conor Sammon drew a good save from
David De Gea after some excellent control and a well-
struck drive – although referee Jonathan Moss
adjudged that Sammon had handled it. At the other end,
Rooney flicked the ball around Blades keeper George
Long but was unable to find a team-mate in the area
with Long stranded.
Rooney found himself through again 11 minutes before
the break after an incisive pass from Ander Herrera, but
Long dived at the United captain’s feet to grasp the ball.
Seconds later, Bastian Schweinsteiger went to ground in
the box under a risky challenge from Jay McEveley after
getting on the end of a Daley Blind crossfield pass, but
the referee waved away the penalty protests.

Possession: United 70% Sheff Utd 30%
Shots at goal : United 3 Sheff Utd 0
Shots on target: United 0 Sheff Utd 0
Corners: United 1 Sheff Utd 1

The second half began with Fellaini in a more advanced
position behind Rooney as Herrera dropped deeper
alongside Schweinsteiger. That tactical change did little
to alter the pattern of the game or lead to some real
openings though despite United continuing to dominate
More changes for the Reds followed as van Gaal threw
on two wingers in the shape of Memphis Depay and
Jesse Lingard. Another reshuffle followed as Fellaini
returned to his original role alongside Schweinsteiger,
Lingard replaced Mata on the right and Memphis went
to the left allowing Anthony Martial to join Rooney in a
central attacking position.
Memphis took aim on 66 minutes with a fine effort
which sailed just wide but it at least gave some
encouragement to the Old Trafford faithful. Darmian
battled his way into the area soon after, but Long saved
his shot with ease, the first United effort on target of the
Andreas Pereira entered the fray on with 12 minutes to
go, in place of Fellaini, as the Reds went in search of a
winner. Play was momentarily stopped following an
injury to Schweinsteiger but, thankfully, the German was
able to carry on. With four minutes left, Pereira sent in a
dangerous free-kick, but John Brayford blocked
Martial’s shot brilliantly, before Chris Smalling missed
his kick with the follow-up.
Six fully warranted minutes of injury time gave United a
bit longer to try to find a way through and the Reds duly
did after Memphis was felled by Dean Hammond in the
93rd minute. Rooney stepped up to take the spot-kick
and made no mistake to send United into round four.
The Reds will discover their next opponents in the
competition when the fourth round draw is made on
Monday evening.

Possession: United 71% Sheffield United 29%
Shots on goal: United 11 Sheff Utd 2
Shots on target: United 2 Sheff Utd 1
Corners: United 5 Sheff Utd 1

United : De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-
Jackson, Schweinsteiger, Fellaini (Pereira 78), Herrera
(Lingard 60), Mata (Memphis 60), Martial, Rooney.
Subs: Romero, Varela, McNair, Keane.
Sheffield United : Long, Brayford, Basham, Coutts,
Sharp (Flynn 64), Collins, Woolford, Sammon (Done 92),
McEveley (Reed 78), Edgar, Hammond.
Subs : Howard,
Baxter, Campbell-Ryce, Adams.

"At the end we got the penalty and it was a deserved
penalty because of a stray leg. Memphis had the guts to
do that [make the run to win it]. He was more or less the
matchwinner. We won the game which is the most
important thing." - Louis van Gaal

“It was difficult against a team like that who come to
defend. We tried to create chances and we kept the ball
well. We had patience and, in the end, we won and we
are now ready for the next game." - Marouane Fellaini

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Man Utd vs Swansea Results & Analysis

- Van Gaal hails United's "fantastic" goals
- Young pleased with his role in victory
- Injury update on Young and Jones
2 January 2016 | Old Trafford | Attendance: 75,415 |
Scorers: Martial 47', Rooney 77'; Sigurdsson 70'
Wayne Rooney scored a second-half winner as
Manchester United got 2016 off to the perfect start
by defeating Swansea at Old Trafford.
The Reds' winless run had looked in danger of
being extended to nine games after Gylfi
Sigurdsson cancelled out Anthony Martial’s opener.
But with just over 10 minutes remaining, Rooney
flicked home Martial’s cross to net his 238th goal
for United, moving him above Denis Law into
second place in the club’s all-time highest scorers
Though there was only one change to the side that
drew with Chelsea on Monday – Phil Jones
replacing Matteo Darmian – the Reds began the
new year in a different system, with Jones joining
Chris Smalling and Daley Blind in a three-man
defence flanked by wing-backs Young and Martial.
United had lost three consecutive games to
Swansea by a 2-1 scoreline but quickly set about
trying to end that streak and, within a minute,
Ander Herrera had a shot blocked inside the box
after an incisive one-two with Juan Mata.
It was another bright and breezy start from Louis
van Gaal’s men but the next real chance did not
arrive until the 21st minute, when Young’s cross
found Rooney on the far side of the box but the
captain could only fire into the side-netting. At the
other end, it was half-an-hour before David De Gea
was tested as he comfortably clutched Wayne
Routledge’s drive.
A sharp piece of thinking almost resulted in Mata
putting United ahead as Herrera played a quick
free-kick on the edge of the box forward to the
Spaniard, whose initial shot was blocked by Neil
Taylor before his second weaker effort was saved
by Swans goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
Fabianski was called upon twice more before the
break, firstly clinging onto a Mata shot after Young
had beaten Leon Britton to reach the byline and
pick out the United no.8, before saving a Rooney
header from another Young cross.
Possession: United 55% Swansea 45%
Shots at goal: United 9 Swansea 3
Shots on target: United 3 Swansea 1
Corners: United 1 Swansea 0
Van Gaal brought on Darmian in place of Jones at
the start of the second half and, almost instantly,
Rooney had a left-footed shot blocked by Ashley
Williams. But it wasn’t long before the Reds took
the lead as Young crossed from the right to find
Martial and the Frenchman headed emphatically
past Fabianski.
Swansea looked for a swift reply and, after Gylfi
Sigurdsson broke down the right channel, Darmian
did well to recover and block his shot, with De Gea
collecting the loose ball.
As the game began to open up, Young was a real
threat down the right and twice came close to
creating further chances with dangerous deliveries
that were headed away by the visitors.
But Swansea had now come out of their shells and
Andre Ayew came within a whisker of equalising
when he headed against the post, with De Gea
beaten. Angel Rangel picked up the loose ball and
went down under Darmian’s challenge but was
booked for diving.
That chance encouraged the visitors and, with 20
minutes left, they equalised through Sigurdsson,
who sent a looping header from substitute Modou
Barrow’s cross beyond De Gea’s despairing dive.
Old Trafford was stunned but United were not
deterred and immediately pushed for a winner,
which duly arrived in the 77th minute when Martial
beat Federico Fernandez on the left and crossed
for Rooney to flick home, cueing joyous
celebrations in the Stretford End. The goal
made Rooney the second-highest Premier League
scorer of all time, ahead of ex-Reds striker Andy
Cole but behind Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.
Back came Swansea and Barrow had a shot well
saved by De Gea as the game entered the final 10
minutes. In stoppage-time, Michael Carrick replaced
Herrera to make his 400th appearance but United
then survived two huge scares at the death. Firstly,
De Gea made a superb flying save from Williams’s
shot, before Swansea sent Fabianski forward for a
corner and the goalkeeper headed inches wide.
The Reds survived and claimed the points – let’s
hope there will be plenty more this year.

Possession: United 55% Swansea 45%
Shots at goal: United 19 Swansea 9
Shots on target: United 6 Swansea 4
Corners: United 4 Swansea 2

United: De Gea, Jones (Darmian 46'), Smalling,
Blind, Young (McNair 79’), Schneiderlin,
Schweinsteiger, Herrera (Carrick 90+1’), Martial,
Mata, Rooney.
Subs not used: Romero, Pereira, Fellaini, Memphis.
Booked: Smalling, Blind
Swansea: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams,
Taylor, Britton (Barrow 62'), Ki Sung-Yueng, Cork,
Sigurdsson, Routledge (Montero 82’), Ayew (Gomis
Subs not used: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Amat, Grimes.
Booked: Rangel

Van Gaal: "We’ve started the new year very well. I
think we played very risky, very attacking, with
three defenders, but we wanted to win and scored
two fantastic goals today. That’s the difference."
Young: "Everyone’s smiling and everyone’s happy.
We created plenty of chances and I think we could
have scored more but we got the win and we'll
kick on from here."

In a wide left role, Anthony Martial's pace and
directness caused problems all night. An eighth
goal of the season and an assist for the winner –
no wonder the boss was pleased with his