Rashford scores twice to see united beat Spurs 2-1

Written By: BBC/Ron Gatheru
97

Marcus Rashford has scored three of his five penalties for Manchester United in the Premier League.
KBC-survey-feedback-poster

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United condemned former manager Jose Mourinho to defeat on his return to Old Trafford and ended Tottenham’s three-match winning streak under the Portuguese.

Rashford beat Tottenham keeper Paulo Gazzaniga at his near post after six minutes after the ball had broken to England forward off Davinson Sanchez.

Then, after a long wait for a VAR check, Rashford kept his nerve to convert a penalty four minutes after the break, once it had been ruled the striker had been fouled by Moussa Sissoko.

Dele Alli had equalised with a brilliant goal at the end of the first half but United were good value for their victory after creating a number of excellent chances they failed to take.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

Meanwhile, Liverpool effectively scored four goals in the first half with Sadio Mane creating two early strikes for Divock Origi and the recalled Xherdan Shaqiri.

Also Read  Eight Place finish for Shujaa at New Zealand Sevens

Michael Keane pulled one back for shambolic Everton but Liverpool were soon back in control when Origi controlled Dejan Lovren’s pass for a brilliant third and Mane got the goal he deserved when he crowned a sweeping counter-attack from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s inviting delivery.

Also Read  Sports CS asks NOCK to hasten preparations for Olympics team

Richarlison took advantage of Liverpool’s own vulnerable defending to make it 4-2 on the stroke of half-time.

Both sides missed chances in the second half, with the brilliant Mane and Everton substitute Moise Kean culprits, but Liverpool completed the humiliation for Silva and his team with Georginio Wijnaldum’s low shot for the fifth in the final minute of normal time.

Finally, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard praised striker Tammy Abraham’s growing influence as the Blues rediscovered their winning touch against Aston Villa.

Abraham reinforced his importance to Lampard’s side, scoring the opener and setting up the second on his return from injury in Chelsea’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Stamford Bridge.

Also Read  Nicholas Kimeli crowned 10km Discovery cross country champion

The 22-year-old England international missed the Blues’ home defeat by West Ham with a hip injury and put them ahead against Villa with a firm header from Reece James’ cross.

After Villa equalised against the run of play when Trezeguet bundled in, Chelsea regained the lead shortly after the restart when Abraham neatly chested Willian’s cross into the path of Mason Mount who thumped home a volley.

KBC-You-tube-728x90-New-2

Tell Us What You Think