Man United 3 Huddersfield 1

Paul Pogba

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Hud­dersfield To­wn 1, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 26, 2018. Af­ter guid­ing Man­chester Uni­ted to a 5-1 win over Car­diff City at Car­diff City Sta­dium in his fir­st out­ing as care­taker boss, Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer led his men to an­oth­er three points ag­ainst Hud­dersfield To­wn at Old Traf­ford where a double from Paul Po­gba and one goal by Ne­manja Mat­ic en­sured a 3-1 tri­umph ag­ainst the John Smith´s Sta­dium club.

New­ly hired care­taker head coach Ole Gun­nar Sol­skjaer re­ceived a warm wel­come from the ho­me crowd be­fore the meet­ing wi­th Hud­dersfield. Man­chester Uni­ted had soundly beaten Pre­mier Lea­gue new­comers Car­diff by 5-1 in their pre­vi­ous Pre­miership mat­ch four days earli­er cour­tesy of a Jesse Lin­gard double and a goal each from Mar­cus Rash­ford, An­der Her­rera, and An­thony Mar­tial, and The Reds proved that the away win ag­ainst The Blue­birds was no fluke as they earned them­selves a com­fort­able 3-1 tri­umph over Hudds at Old Traf­ford. The Man­cuni­ans, who had not lost a ho­me ga­me on Box­ing Day since 1978 when they suf­fered a 3-0 de­feat at the hands of Liver­pool, went in­to the lead ag­ainst Da­vid Wagner´s si­de thanks to a clo­se ran­ge ef­fort from de­fens­ive mid­field man Ne­manja Mat­ic a couple of min­utes be­fore the ha­lf-hour ma­rk. Por­tugal U21 in­ter­na­tion­al de­fender Dio­go Dalot al­most ad­ded a sec­ond goal for Uni­ted some five min­utes ahead of the break, but his try went wide of the up­right. Fol­low­ing the ha­lf-time re­fresh­ments, Man­chester Uni­ted con­tin­ued to dom­in­ate pro­ceed­ings and French Wor­ld Cup win­ner Paul Po­gba stret­ched the ad­vant­age for the ramp­ant ho­me out­fit when the suave mid­fielder fou­nd the tar­get wi­th a well pla­ced shot which flew pa­st Dan­ish Hud­dersfield goal­keeper Jo­nas Lossl and in­to the bot­tom left cor­ner of the net in the 64th min­ute of the tie.

Man­chester Uni­ted de­fender Lu­ke Shaw came clo­se to scor­ing four min­utes la­ter wi­th a fe­ro­cious strike from out­side the eight­een-yard area, but his ef­fort was saved by Lossl. Uni­ted kept on launch­ing at­tacks and the hosts had their third goal of the af­ter­noon as the om­ni­present Po­gba power­ed ho­me an­oth­er ac­cur­ate shot in the 78th min­ute of the en­counter be­fore Den­mark in­ter­na­tion­al Math­i­as Jor­gensen ma­naged to score a late con­sol­a­tion for the West York­shire te­am when he swept the ball pa­st Old Traf­ford shot stop­per Da­vid de Gea and in­to the net from a few yards out wi­th just two min­utes re­maining of nor­mal time. Not sur­pris­ingly, Paul Po­gba was named Man of the Mat­ch af­ter his out­stand­ing Box­ing Day per­form­ance ag­ainst Hud­dersfield To­wn. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Dio­go Dalot, Vic­tor Lin­delof, Lu­ke Shaw, Phil Jones, Fred, Ju­an Ma­ta, Jesse Lin­gard, Ne­manja Mat­ic, Paul Po­gba, Mar­cus Rash­ford. Sub­stitutes: Eric Bailly, Ash­ley Young, An­dreas Pe­reira, An­gel Go­mes, An­der Her­rera, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Ser­gio Rom­ero. Hud­dersfield To­wn Te­am: Jo­nas Lossl, Florent Hader­g­jonaj, Math­i­as Jor­gensen, Ter­ence Kon­golo, Chris­toph­er Schind­ler, Philip Billing, Er­ik Durm, Isaac Mbenza, Al­ex Pritchard, Lau­rent De­poitre, Eli­as Kachunga. Sub­stitutes: Jon Gorenc Stankovic, Jon­athan Hogg, Chris Lowe, Ju­n­inho Ba­cuna, Ste­ve Mounie, Col­lin Quan­er, Ben Hamer.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Man­chester Uni­ted stri­ker Jack Row­ley sco­red four goals as Matt Busby´s si­de were held to a 4-4 draw by Hud­dersfield To­wn at Man­chester City´s Maine Road on the 8th of Nov­ember 1947.


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