MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Marcus Rashford struck the winner as Manchester United got here from behind to beat Manchester Metropolis 2-1 within the Premier League on Saturday.
United issued an announcement of its title intent with victory within the 189th Manchester derby to maneuver inside a degree of the reigning champions.
Substitute Jack Grealish had put Metropolis forward within the second half, however objectives from Bruno Fernandes and Rashford secured the win for Eric ten Hag’s staff at Outdated Trafford.
It was Rashford’s sixteenth objective of the season and his eighth in his final seven video games.
The win sends United as much as third place. It’s the staff’s ninth straight victory in all competitions.
United ended a three-game dropping streak to Metropolis that included a 6-3 rout in October. United, nonetheless, has been much-improved since then, shifting into the highest 4.
This was the sternest take a look at of its resurgence underneath Ten Hag, even with Metropolis coming off a shock 2-0 loss to Southampton within the English League Cup on Wednesday.
United had the higher probabilities within the first half, with Rashford having one shot cleared off the road by Manuel Akanji after rounding Ederson after which seeing one other effort smothered by the Metropolis goalkeeper.
Metropolis took management after the break and Grealish opened the scoring within the sixtieth minute, simply three minutes after approaching, when he headed in Kevin de Bruyne’s cross.
United evened the rating towards the run of play when Fernandes struck within the 78th minute.
The objective was initially dominated out by the referee’s assistant as a result of Rashford was in an offside place. Nonetheless, that call was overruled by VAR after it was confirmed the United ahead didn’t contact the ball earlier than Fernandes struck.
Rashford then hit the winner from shut vary simply 4 minutes later when he transformed substitute Alejandro Garnacho’s cross.