Rashford to the rescue
Mourinho relief after late winner sinks Bournemouth
MARCUS RASHFORD’S stoppage-time strike secured Manchester United a 2-1 comeback win at high-flying Bournemouth in an absorbing Premier League clash.
With trips to Juventus and Manchester City looming large, Jose Mourinho’s men looked set to kick off a crunch week in the worst way. Callum Wilson gave Eddie Howe’s side a deserved lead that Bournemouth threatened to compound as United struggled to gain a foothold.
But Anthony Martial’s fifth goal in as many games pulled his side level before the break, which they emerged from as a vastly improved proposition.
The spoils looked set to be shared until Rashford struck late on, with the forward, who turned 21 this week, coming off the bench to seal a timely victory.
Leicester honoured the memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha by making a winning return to action at Cardiff.
The Foxes owner died along with four others in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium following last weekend’s match with West Ham.
On an emotional afternoon in south Wales, Demarai Gray dedicated his 55 th-minute goal to Srivaddhanaprabha as Leicester won 1-0 at Cardiff.
Newcastle got their first Premier League win of the season at the 11th attempt as Watford were made to pay for missed opportunities at St James’ Park.
Ayoze Perez glanced fellow substitute Ki Sung-yueng’s driven 65th-minute free-kick home to claim a priceless 1-0 victory at the end of another testing week for Rafael Benitez’s side.
West Ham’s record signing Felipe Anderson began repaying his price tag by netting twice in a rollercoaster 4-2 win against Burnley. It was far from plain sailing for the Hammers, who were twice pegged back by goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Chris Wood.
Everton netted a fourth win in five Premier League matches by overcoming Brighton 3-1 at Goodison Park. Lewis Dunk’s header had cancelled out Richarlison’s first-half goal, but Ireland captain Seamus Coleman answered his critics by putting the Toffees back ahead.
Richarlison capitalised on Dunk’s 77 th-minute error to end Brighton’s mini-resurgence and wrap up three points for Marco Silva’s men.