Friday, May 27

Rashford scores as Man United storm Brentford

Marcus Rashford came off the bench and scored for the first time since November as Manchester United claimed a 3-1 victory against Brentford in the Premier League on Wednesday.

United rode their luck in the first half as Brentford dominated, forcing a number of important saves from goalkeeper David De Gea. But Ralf Rangnick’s side were clinical after the break, with goals by Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood and Rashford securing a flattering victory.

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Brentford should have been comfortably ahead by halftime but spurned numerous chances and were made to pay for their wastefulness when Elanga nodded United in front on 55 minutes.

Greenwood tapped in from a counter-attack shortly after, and substitute Rashford rifled in his side’s third in the 77th minute to leave Brentford stunned.

Ivan Toney pulled a goal back from close range with five minutes remaining but it was scant consolation for the hosts who slumped to a third successive defeat.

United remained in seventh spot but moved level on 35 points with sixth-placed Arsenal and are only two behind West Ham United who occupy fourth.

Brentford remain in 14th place, 10 points above the relegation places.


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