Manchester United staged another impressive Premier League comeback to beat West Ham United and climb to fourth on the table, days after suffering a midweek Champions League defeat at home to Paris St-Germain.
Goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and substitute Marcus Rashford turned things around for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who have fallen behind in all five away games this term but have won every match as part of a club-record nine successive away league victories.
David Moyes’ side made by far the better start and was rewarded for their first-half superiority when the unmarked Tomas Soucek headed in from a corner after 38 minutes.
After being omitted from the starting line-up with a crucial Champions League meeting with RB Leipzig on Tuesday, the introduction of Bruno Fernandes and Rashford coincided with a much-improved second-half display from Solskjaer’s side.
Pogba’s excellent finish from outside the box eventually stood following a VAR review to check whether Henderson’s long clearance to Fernandes had curled out of play and then back in.
Rashford’s cool finish after Greenwood had slotted in from Alex Telles’ cross made it three goals in 13 minutes as United moved two points behind leaders Tottenham.
EPL RESULTS SATURDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2020
Burnley 1 – 1 Everton
Man City 2 – 0 Fulham
Chelsea 3 – 1Leeds