Manchester Utd 6 Leeds 2

Bruno Fernandes

Man­chester Uni­ted 6 Leeds Uni­ted 2, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 20, 2020. Man­chester Uni­ted cruised to a 6-2 win over a com­pletely out­classed Leeds Uni­ted at Old Trafford.

Scott Mc­Tom­inay put Man­chester Uni­ted in front wi­th a fe­ro­cious ef­fort pa­st Il­lan Mesli­er and in­to the goal af­ter on­ly two min­utes of ac­tion, and just a min­ute la­ter the mid­field play­er ran onto a thro­ugh ball from An­thony Mar­tial be­fore un­leash­ing a fine fin­ish in­to the far bot­tom cor­ner of the net. Man­chester Uni­ted con­tin­ued their dom­in­a­tion and The Reds in­creased their lead fur­ther when Bruno Fer­nandes ham­mered a power­ful shot from in­side the 18-yard area pa­st Mesli­er in the 20th min­ute of the clash. Wi­th the fir­st pe­riod ap­proach­ing its end, Man­chester Uni­ted had their fourth goal of the ga­me when Vic­tor Lin­delof hit ho­me from clo­se ran­ge in the 37th min­ute be­fore Leeds Uni­ted ma­naged to re­duce the de­fi­cit thanks to a head­er by Liam Cooper from a cor­ner-kick four min­utes ahead of the break. The Old Traf­ford si­de kept up the in­tens­ity in the sec­ond pe­riod and Dan­iel Ja­mes made it 5-1 to the hosts as the 23-year-old wing­er sco­red thro­ugh the legs of Mesli­er six min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk, whi­le Fer­nandes com­pleted his brace by con­vert­ing from the pen­alty spot in the 70th min­ute of the con­test. The last goal of the af­ter­noon came on 73 min­utes when Leeds Uni­ted util­ity man Stu­art Dal­las bril­liantly curled the ball pa­st Da­vid de Gea and in­to the top right cor­ner of the net, ma­king the fi­nal sco­reline 6-2. Af­ter com­pre­hens­ively de­feat­ing The Pea­cocks, Man­chester Uni­ted re­mained five points adrift of old rivals Liver­pool at the top of the Pre­mier Lea­gue ta­ble wi­th a mat­ch in hand. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Vic­tor Lin­delof, Lu­ke Shaw, Aar­on Wan-Bis­saka, Harry Ma­guire, Fred, Dan­iel Ja­mes, Bruno Fer­nandes, Mar­cus Rash­ford, Scott Mc­Tom­inay, An­thony Mar­tial. Sub­stitutes: Donny van de Beek, Ed­in­son Ca­vani, Eric Bailly, Paul Po­gba, Ju­an Ma­ta, Ne­manja Mat­ic, Ma­son Green­wood, Al­ex Tell­es, Dean Hen­derson. Leeds Uni­ted Te­am: Il­lan Mesli­er, Lu­ke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Ezg­jan Alioski, Stu­art Dal­las, Raph­inha, Jack Har­ris­on, Kalv­in Phil­lips, Mateusz Klich, Patrick Bam­ford, Rodrigo. Sub­stitutes: Pas­cal Stru­ijk, Jam­ie Shack­leton, Tyler Ro­berts, Leif Dav­is, Oliv­er Ca­sey, Pablo Her­nandez, Ian Poveda, Held­er Costa, Kiko Casilla.

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