Watford 2 Manchester U 4

Ashley Young

Wat­ford 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 4, Vicar­age Road, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Nov­ember 28, 2017. The Golden Boys nev­er really stood a chan­ce ag­ainst Man­chester Uni­ted at Vicar­age Road. Uni­ted were three goals up at the ha­lf-time break be­fore the hosts sco­red twice in the sec­ond pe­riod, on­ly for the vis­it­ing si­de to re­gister a fourth wi­th four min­utes remaining.

In the cor­res­pond­ing meet­ing of the 2016-17 cam­paign on the 18th of Septem­ber 2016, Wat­ford had de­feated Man­chester Uni­ted by a 3-1 score and Jose Mourinho´s play­ers were out to gain re­venge ag­ainst the Vicar­age Road out­fit. Dur­ing a high-scor­ing tussle, ex-Wat­ford and As­ton Vil­la flank for­ward Ash­ley Young pro­vided Man­chester Uni­ted wi­th the lead in the 19th min­ute of the con­test as The Three Li­ons in­ter­na­tion­al ex­ecuted a well-struck and well pla­ced shot pa­st ex­per­i­enced ho­me cus­todi­an Heurelho Go­mes and in­to the bot­tom left cor­ner of the goal, and the same play­er ma­naged to find the score sheet ag­ain just six min­utes la­ter wi­th an ex­cel­lent free-kick from 25 yards out which flew in­to the top left cor­ner of the net. The vis­it­ors con­tin­ued their at­tack­ing in­tens­ity and were re­war­ded as An­thony Mar­tial sco­red wi­th an ac­cur­ate low ef­fort af­ter 32 min­utes. In the sec­ond ha­lf, Troy Deeney net­ted from the pen­alty spot for The Hor­nets in the 77th min­ute af­ter Will Hug­hes re­place­ment Rob­erto Pereyra had be­en bro­ught down in­side the box by Mar­cos Rojo, whi­le Ab­doulaye Dou­coure hit a sec­ond goal for the Hert­ford­shire club on 84 min­utes be­fore Jesse Lin­gard sco­red the sixth goal of the even­ing four min­utes from full-time to se­cure a 4-2 away vic­tory for The Reds. Wat­ford Te­am: Heurelho Go­mes, Chris­ti­an Ka­basele, Se­basti­an Prodl, Ad­ri­an Mari­appa, Tom Clev­er­ley, Ab­doulaye Dou­coure, Kiko Fe­menia, Will Hug­hes, Mar­vin Zee­ge­l­aar, Richarl­is­on, An­dre Gray. Sub­stitutes: Daryl Jan­maat, Rob­erto Pereyra, Molla Wague, Etienne Ca­poue, An­dre Car­rillo, Troy Deeney, Orestis Karnezis. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Vic­tor Lin­delof, Mar­cos Rojo, Chris Small­ing, An­tonio Va­lencia, Jesse Lin­gard, Ne­manja Mat­ic, Ash­ley Young, Paul Po­gba, An­thony Mar­tial, Ro­melu Lu­kaku. Sub­stitutes: Sub­stitutes: Mar­cus Rash­ford, Ju­an Ma­ta, Mat­teo Dar­mian,  An­der Her­rera, Scott Mc­Tom­inay, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ser­gio Romero.

 

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Ash­ley Young was giv­en his fir­st start for Eng­land in a goal­less Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Qual­i­fy­ing draw ag­ainst the min­nows of Montenegro at Wemb­ley Sta­dium on the 12th of Oct­ober 2010.

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