Man United 1 Bournemouth 0

Romelu Lukaku

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 AFC Bourne­mouth 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 13, 2017. Af­ter suf­fer­ing a hu­mi­li­at­ing 2-1 de­feat ag­ainst Man­chester City three days earli­er, Man­chester Uni­ted ma­naged to be­at Bourne­mouth 1-0. The win­ning and on­ly goal of the ga­me was net­ted by Bel­gi­um in­ter­na­tion­al Ro­melu Lu­kaku in the 26th min­ute of the tie.

Man­chester Uni­ted had be­en held to a dis­ap­point­ing and frus­trat­ing 1-1 draw ag­ainst The Cher­ries at Old Traf­ford in the cor­res­pond­ing Pre­miership en­counter of the 2016-17 sea­son and Jose Mourinho´s men were highly de­term­ined to win all three points this time. Ro­melu Lu­kaku, who had joi­ned Man­chester Uni­ted from Ever­ton for an ini­tial trans­fer fee of ar­ound £75 mil­lion at the be­gin­ning of the 2017-18 cam­paign, ev­entually sco­red what would prove to be the win­ner when the twenty-four-year-old goal plun­der­er head­ed a bril­liantly de­livered cross by Ju­an Ma­ta pa­st Bourne­mouth and Bos­nia and Herzegov­ina in­ter­na­tion­al cus­todi­an As­mir Be­gov­ic and in­to the top right-hand cor­ner of the net af­ter twenty-six min­utes of ac­tion. Mou­rinho de­cided to make three sub­sti­tu­tions in the sec­ond pe­riod wi­th Mar­cus Rash­ford, An­der Her­rera, and Ash­ley Young com­ing on for An­thony Mar­tial, Jesse Lin­gard, and Lu­ke Shaw re­spect­ively, but no­ne of them ma­naged to make any sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on the mat­ch. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Lu­ke Shaw, Chris Small­ing, Phil Jones, An­tonio Va­lencia, Ju­an Ma­ta, Jesse Lin­gard, Ne­manja Mat­ic, Ro­melu Lu­kaku, Scott Mc­Tom­inay, An­thony Mar­tial. Sub­stitutes: Vic­tor Lin­delof, Da­ley Bli­nd, Ash­ley Young, An­der Her­rera, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mar­cus Rash­ford, Ser­gio Rom­ero. Bourne­mouth Te­am: As­mir Be­gov­ic, Nat­han Ake, Ad­am Smith, Char­lie Dan­iels, Si­mon Fran­cis, Dan Gos­ling, Harry Arter, Ry­an Fraser, Ju­ni­or Stan­islas, Joshua King, Cal­lum Wil­son. Sub­stitutes: Ste­ve Cook, Lewis Cook, Drew Sur­man, Jor­don Ibe, Benik Afobe, Jer­main De­foe, Ar­tur Boruc.


Romelu Lukaku Quickfacts

Ro­melu Lu­kaku hit 27 goals in 51 ga­mes for Man­chester Uni­ted in the 2017-18 season.


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