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EPL: Manchester United trash Leeds United in Eight goal thriller

Manchester United had won just once at Old Trafford in the league all season heading into Saturday’s game against Leeds United. 

Solskjær’s team had also managed just three league goals at home this season, and for a side that has scored at least three goals in all six away wins so far this season, it’s been shambolic. 

With a home record that low, coming up against a tenacious Leeds United side(bearing in mind their fierce rivalry), Manchester United didn’t have much of a chance. Still, as they say, “you are as good as your last game,” and the Red Devils, off the back of a 3-2 victory away against Sheffield United on Wednesday, made good of the above phrase to register an incredible 6-2 victory at the Theater of dreams. They scored six or more goals in a premier league for the first time since winning Arsenal 8-2 in 2011. 

It was straight off to business for Manchester United as Scott McTominay scored two early goals to become the first player to score twice inside the first three minutes of a Premier League game. 

Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof increased the home side’s lead, with Liam Cooper’s header reducing the arrears at the end of a scintillating first half.

Twenty minutes after the break, Daniel James took the advantage to 5 goals before Fernandes added his second game from the penalty spot after Pascal Struijk had tripped martial.

Stuart Dallas fired home a stunning second consolation for Leeds to seal off and the apt end to a game that produced 43 shots and can only be described as one of the fun of the season so far. 

The victory lifts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to third on the table, above fourth-placed Everton on goal difference, while Leeds remain seven points above the relegation zone in 14th.

EPL RESULTS SUNDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2020

Brighton 1 – 1 Sheff Utd

Tottenham 0 – 2 Leicester

Man Utd 6 – 2 Leeds

West Brom 0 – 3 Aston Villa

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