Among other recent English Premier League football results, Manchester United beat Burnley 3-1 at home last night. In this football match at Old Trafford on Thursday, they scored three goals and conceded one against struggling visitors Burnley.
United thus moved up to sixth place as well as maintained their unbeaten start under interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
Premier League Football Results – Manchester United Beat Burnley 3-1
The wide-open nature of the game was evident from the outset with Chris Wood missing an early chance.
Wood’s header for the visitors flew wide. And then Ronaldo wasted a glorious opportunity, firing over the bar when clear on goal.
But it was not long before United won the initial lead although, initially, Mason Greenwood pass to Ronaldo was mis-controlled. But Scott McTominay leapt on the loose ball for a low drive through the crowded area, into the bottom corner.
Luke Shaw then also burst through the middle of the Burnley defence but fired his shot into the side netting. But this attempt itself meant that United visibly grew in confidence.
And so, the home team’s second goal was not long in coming. After a mix-up in the Burnley defence, Jadon Sancho cut in from the left. And his low shot took a deflection off of Burnley skipper Ben Mee’s outstretched foot to beat goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
This is how the guests scored an own goal for United to come up 2-0.
United’s positive approach, rather than effort (which was lacking), paid off when they scored their third goal at 35 minutes.
Hennessey tipped a fierce McTominay drive against the post but the ball fell straight to Ronaldo. And it was the superstar who guided the ball into the unguarded goal.
But just when we thought that the game was over, Burnley shone through with a chance. They scored a single consolation goal thanks to a fine solo effort from Aaron Lennon.
The former Spurs winger took advantage of a poor touch from Eric Bailly, dribbling into the United box. He then beat home goalkeeper David De Gea with a well-placed angled shot.
Hennessey did well to keep out efforts from Greenwood and Cavani after the break. On the other hand, Burnley’s chances were also few and far between – mostly headers at set-pieces from James Tarkowski.