United cut gap to one point in race for CL AS­TON VILLA MAN UTD

Evening Times - - FOOTBALL - JOHN McGILL

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MANCH­ESTER United moved to within a point of fourth-placed Le­ices­ter City as Ole Gun­nar Solskjaer’s side chalked up a fifth straight

Premier League vic­tory thanks to goals from Bruno Fer­nan­des, Ma­son Green­wood and Paul Pogba.

The vis­i­tors took the lead in con­tro­ver­sial cir­cum­stances when Erzi Konsa was deemed to have brought down Fer­nan­des, but telev­sion re­plays showed that the Por­tuguese had gone down with­out be­ing tripped by the

Villa player. Fer­nan­des then con­verted the penalty to nudge the away side in front.

Green­wood added a sec­ond on the cusp of half-time with a pow­er­ful strike from the edge of the area fol­low­ing a United counter to give his side a twogoal cush­ion.

Mar­cus Rash­ford had a goal dis­al­lowed be­fore Pogba added a third with a curl­ing ef­fort.

Konsa’s tackle on Fer­nan­des

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