EPL: Martial, Rashford net as Man United beat Burnley to claim fifth spot

first_img Loading… Manchester United moved into the top five with a fourth win in six games, beating Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday evening. United controlled the first half and went ahead just before the break as Anthony Martial capitalised on Charlie Taylor’s error before calmly turning home (44). Manchester United players celebrate their opener against Burnley Burnley, who didn’t register a shot on target until after the hour mark, eventually came into the game, but David de Gea did well to save Phil Bardsley’s effort, and Marcus Rashford wrapped it up with a messy finish in stoppage time (90+5) as United claimed their first clean sheet in three-and-a-half months. The result means United leapfrog Tottenham and are within a point of fourth-placed Chelsea, who go to Arsenal on Super Sunday, while Burnley stay 13th, six points clear of the drop zone.Advertisement Read Also: Man United transfer target ‘verbally agrees deal’ with Juventus There was confusion before the game with Paul Pogba left out of the squad entirely, despite coming on as a substitute against Watford and Newcastle, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer telling MUTV: “Paul has played in two games now and he’s been out for a while, so we didn’t feel it was right for him to participate today.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img

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