Manchester U 2 Burnley 2

Jesse Lingard

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Burn­ley 2, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 26, 2017. Man­chester Uni­ted and Burn­ley fou­ght out a two-all draw at Old Traf­ford on Box­ing Day 2017. Uni­ted fou­nd them­selves two goals down at the in­ter­val, but a brace by Eng­land in­ter­na­tion­al Jesse Lin­gard fol­low­ing the re­start res­cued an im­port­ant point for the hosts.

Ash­ley Bar­nes ham­mered Burn­ley in­to the lead on three min­utes af­ter the Man­chester Uni­ted de­fence had failed to clear a free-kick from Jo­hann Berg Gud­mundsson, and six-min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk Ste­ven De­four ad­ded a sec­ond for The Clarets wi­th a bril­liant thirty-yard free-kick which went pa­st Reds goal­keeper Da­vid de Gea and in­to the top left-hand cor­ner of the net. Jesse Lin­gard re­duced the ar­rears for Man­chester Uni­ted eight min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf when the twenty-year-old mid­fielder cheekily back-heeled a low cross by Ash­ley Young pa­st away cus­todi­an Nick Pope and in­to the bot­tom left-hand cor­ner of the net, and the same play­er sco­red ag­ain in the fir­st min­ute of stop­page time as he fired the ball ho­me from in­side the box to make it two-all. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Lu­ke Shaw, Phil Jones, Mar­cos Rojo, Ash­ley Young, Paul Po­gba, Ju­an Ma­ta, Ne­manja Mat­ic, Ro­melu Lu­kaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mar­cus Rash­ford. Sub­stitutes: Jesse Lin­gard, Hen­rikh Mkhitary­an, Vic­tor Lin­delof, Da­ley Bli­nd, An­der Her­rera, Ax­el Tu­an­zebe, Ser­gio Rom­ero. Burn­ley Te­am: Nick Pope, Char­lie Tay­lor, Ben Mee, Phil Bard­s­ley, Kev­in Long, Jack Cork, Jeff Hendrick, Ste­ven De­four, Jo­hann Gud­mundsson, Scott Ar­field, Ash­ley Bar­nes. Sub­stitutes: Sam Vokes, Jon Wal­ters, Mat­thew Low­ton, Dean Mar­ney, Ash­ley West­wood, Nahki Wells, An­ders Lindegaard.

 

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Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated Burn­ley by three goals to one at Old Traf­ford in the Pre­mier Lea­gue on the el­ev­enth of Feb­ruary 2015 cour­tesy of a rare brace from Three Li­ons in­ter­na­tion­al Chris Small­ing and a pen­alty goal by Robin van Per­sie. Dan­ny Ings sco­red the con­sol­a­tion goal for the vis­it­ing team.

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