MAR­TIAL, RASH­FORD RES­CUE VIC­TORY FOR MANCH­ESTER UNITED

Sunday Observer - - SPORT - OU RN EMOU TH -

BManch­ester United came from be­hind to de­feat Bournemouth 2-1 in the Premier League, with Mar­cus Rash­ford net­ting a late win­ner at the Vi­tal­ity Sta­dium.

Alexis Sanchez was handed a start up­front, as Mar­cus Rash­ford dropped to the bench, while Romelu Lukaku was left out of the squad com­pletely.

The Cher­ries were nearly gifted the opener early on af­ter Chris Smalling's fail­ure to clear al­lowed Ryan Fraser in goal, but the for­ward was un­able to by­pass David de Gea.

Four min­utes later, Bournemouth were ahead as Ju­nior Stani­las broke free down the right flank be­fore send­ing the ball into the box, where Cal­lum Wil­son was on hand to tap home.

Af­ter spells of strug­gling, United lev­eled mat­ters in the 35th minute as An­thony Mar­tial scored for the fourth suc­ces­sive game by turn­ing home Sanchez's cross.

De Gea came to United's res­cue just be­fore the half­time break, with the shot-stop­per pro­duc­ing a good save to keep out Ryan Fraser. United came out fir­ing in the sec­ond half, and they should have taken the lead af­ter 59 min­utes when Mar­cus Rash­ford failed to score into a gap­ing net. Bournemouth coach Ed­die Howe re­sponded with a dou­ble change as Dan Gosling and Jor­don Ibe were in­tro­duced in the fi­nal 20 min­utes as they went in search of a win­ner.

The Red Devils pushed for the win­ner in the clos­ing stages, while Jose Mour­inho in­tro­duced Jesse Lin­gard for Sanchez with 10 min­utes re­main­ing. United left it late as Pogba's cross from the left found Rash­ford, who ri­fled the ball home from six-yards out to se­cure three points.

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