Burnley 0 Manchester U 2

Romelu Lukaku

Burn­ley 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2, Turf Moor, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Septem­ber 2, 2018. Fol­low­ing Pre­miership de­feats ag­ainst Brighton away and Spurs at ho­me, Jose Mourinho´s Man­chester Uni­ted ma­naged to be­at Burn­ley 2-0 at Turf Moor cour­tesy of two goals from Ro­melu Lu­kaku who net­ted in the 27th and 44th min­utes of the ga­me respectively.

Man­chester Uni­ted Head Coach Jose Mou­rinho had to make do with­out the play­ing ser­vices of goal­keeper Ser­gio Rom­ero and de­fenders Dio­go Dalot and Phil Jones, whi­le Burn­ley man­ager Sean Dyche had to cope with­out wing­er Jo­hann Berg Gud­mundsson. Bel­gi­um in­ter­na­tion­al stri­ker Ro­melu Lu­kaku opened the scor­ing for Man­chester Uni­ted when he head­ed ho­me an ac­cur­ate cross from fel­low for­ward Alex­is San­chez af­ter twenty-sev­en min­utes of play. The Bel­gian was a con­stant threat to the Burn­ley de­fence and the big front­man ad­ded a sec­ond goal for Man­chester Uni­ted as he be­at for­mer Man­chester City cus­todi­an Joe Hart wi­th a clo­se ran­ge ef­fort one min­ute ahead of the ha­lf-time break. The Old Traf­ford te­am were right­fully han­ded a pen­alty-kick by mat­ch of­fi­cial Jon­athan Moss in the 69th min­ute of the en­counter af­ter Burn­ley wing­er Aar­on Len­non had fouled Mar­cus Rash­ford in­side the eight­een-yard box, but Paul Po­gba missed from the spot. And al­though Man­chester Uni­ted were re­duced to ten play­ers when Rash­ford was ordered off by the ref­er­ee for a head­butt on Turf Moor de­fender Phil Bard­s­ley a couple of min­utes la­ter, The Reds held on to gain their fir­st away win of the 2018-19 cam­paign. Burn­ley Te­am: Joe Hart, Phil Bard­s­ley, Ja­mes Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Char­lie Tay­lor, Jack Cork, Ash­ley West­wood, Jeff Hendrick, Aar­on Len­non, Dwight McNeil, Chris Wood. Sub­stitutes: Kev­in Long, Matt Low­ton, Steph­en Wa­rd, Ash­ley Bar­nes, Sam Vokes, Matej Vy­dra, Tom Hea­ton. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am. Da­vid de Gea, Vic­tor Lin­delof, Lu­ke Shaw, Chris Small­ing, An­tonio Va­lencia, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Jesse Lin­gard, Ne­manja Mat­ic, Paul Po­gba, Alex­is San­chez, Ro­melu Lu­kaku. Sub­stitutes: Eric Bailly, Ash­ley Young, An­der Her­rera, Fre­derico Rodrig­ues San­tos, An­thony Mar­tial, Mar­cus Rash­ford, Lee Grant.


Romelu Lukaku Quickfacts

Ro­melu Lu­kaku re­gistered his fir­st double for Man­chester Uni­ted in a com­pre­hens­ive 4-0 Pre­mier Lea­gue vic­tory over Slaven Bilic´s West Ham Uni­ted at Old Traf­ford on the 13th of Au­gust 2017.


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