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Manchester United 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Masrcus Rashford scores late winner

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Marcus Rashford scores a late winner against Wolves
Marcus Rashford’s goal was his first at Old Trafford since July

Marcus Rashford’s deflected effort in the third minute of injury time was enough to give Manchester United victory over Wolves at Old Trafford and move them second in the Premier League.

The game seemed destined for a draw when Rashford took possession on the edge of the area, virtually next to the goal-line.

But after cutting inside the box, the England man let fly with a left-footed shot that deflected off Roman Saiss to leave Rui Patricio completely wrong-footed.

It was tough luck on Wolves, who were worthy of a point, although they had Rui Patricio to thank for an earlier save when he denied Bruno Fernandes from the best chance of the match.

Saiss was disconsolate at the end as he laid on his back, trying to take in the defeat, knowing he had come close to scoring himself when his header was turned away by David de Gea.

United are now two points behind leaders Liverpool having played the same number of games, which is as close as they have been to the top of the table at this stage of the season since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

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Manchester United

  1. Squad number9Player nameMartial
  2. Squad number23Player nameShaw
  3. Squad number39Player nameMcTominay

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number11Player nameRui Patrício

  2. Squad number16Player nameCoady

  3. Squad number27Player nameSaïss

  4. Squad number49Player nameKilman

  5. Squad number2Player nameHoever

  6. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

  7. Squad number20Player nameVitinha

  8. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

  9. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

  10. Squad number37Player nameTraoré

  11. Squad number7Player namePedro Neto

  1. Squad number10Player nameDaniel Podence

  2. Squad number17Player nameFábio Silva

Line-ups

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 3Bailly
  • 5Maguire
  • 27TellesSubstituted forShawat 45′minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 31Matic
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forMartialat 64′minutes
  • 18Bruno FernandesSubstituted forMcTominayat 90+5′minutes
  • 10RashfordBooked at 50mins
  • 7Cavani

Substitutes

  • 8Mata
  • 9Martial
  • 17Fred
  • 21James
  • 23Shaw
  • 26Henderson
  • 34van de Beek
  • 38Tuanzebe
  • 39McTominay

Wolves

  • 11Rui PatrícioBooked at 73mins
  • 16Coady
  • 27Saïss
  • 49Kilman
  • 2Hoever
  • 8Neves
  • 20VitinhaSubstituted forPodenceat 55′minutes
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 37Traoré
  • 7NetoSubstituted forFábio Silvaat 68′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Podence
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 21Ruddy
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 39Cundle
  • 42Richards
  • 54Otasowie
  • 60Corbeanu
  • 75Marques

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