Rashford saves United in 93rd minute
London: Marcus Rashford extended Manchester United’s 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a dramatic strike two minutes into stoppage time to seal a 1-0 win at Hull City yesterday.
Teenage forward Rashford, left out of the starting line-up for each of United’s opening three matches, made his case for greater involvement as he came on as a substitute to convert Wayne Rooney’s low cross from close range.
Up to that point, it looked like being an evening of frustration for Jose Mourinho’s team, but they leave the KCOM Stadium in second place in the table behind leaders Chelsea only on goals scored. “I think we did everything to win,” United manager Jose Mourinho told BT Sport.
“I know when you score in minute 90-something we always speak about a bit of luck but I think the reality is that we deserved it. “In the second half we were so dominant, so intense in our attacking that I always believed the goal would arrive.”
Hull, themselves looking to maintain a perfect league record, spent most of the match on the defensive but did have threatening moments of their own. Hull’s stand-in manager Mike Phelan is continuing to have to field players out of position, with midfielder Jake Livermore once again filling in as a centre-back, and winger Sam Clucas figuring in a holding midfield role.
“It is disappointing for the players, they have put a serious amount of work in to get to a point where they think they have a result,”Phelan said.-Daily Telegraph area, involving Daniel Amartey, resulted in Drinkwater playing a long through-ball for Vardy to chase. The 29-year-old latched on to it and thumped home his shot via the woodwork. It was the minimum the Foxes deserved having dominated possession, and they increased their lead after half-time when captain Morgan lashed in a fierce volley. Manager reaction Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri: “I am very happy. We played very well in the first half. In the second half we could have closed the match, but missed a penalty and in the end we complicated our life. But it was a good three points and I’m very happy.” Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin: Leicester deserved to win because they played very well in the first half and we didn’t. “But in the second part of the game I saw my team play better and the result was 50-50 at the end.
“Leicester is a strong team like last season, one of the best teams in the Premier League. I am confident because my team is a good team. We can play better.” -BBC Sports