Rash­ford saves United in 93rd minute

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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

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