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Marcus Rashford (C) scored the winner for Manchester United against Wolves.
After a late night’s sleep, Marcus Rashford helped Manchester United wake up in the Premier League. , could not find a similar spark.
Rashford was taken off the bench for disciplinary reasons after being late to a team meeting, but responded by coming off the bench and giving a sluggish United the spark they needed to see Wolverhampton on Saturday (Sunday). He scored the only goal in United’s 1–0 win at New Zealand time).
It was enough to propel United into the top four for the first time this season, and Erik ten Hag’s side capped off a great year with three straight wins.
Another Haaland goal wasn’t enough to prevent second-placed Man City from dropping more points. That gives Arsenal a chance to stretch his lead to seven in the game at Brighton. Third-placed Newcastle also held Leeds as he drew 0-0.
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Ten Hag’s decision to drop Rashford seemed to backfire as United struggled in attack, but the England forward brought in after half-time and scored a well-executed goal in the 76th minute. And unlike Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in the season, he had no problem with the manager’s decisions.
“I’m a little late for the meeting. I overslept and overslept, but it can happen,” Rashford said. I understand that and I’m happy that we won the match anyway. I think we can draw a line under that and move on.
Ten Hag also seemed ready to move on, having rediscovered just how important Rashford is to the team’s attack.
“Everybody has to fit the standards and the rules. We have to deliver results. That’s what I expect on the pitch. He gave the right answer.” Ten Hag said of Rashford.
Rashford scored his 11th goal of the season after collecting the ball on the left before cutting inside to exchange passes with Bruno Fernandes, dribbling past two defenders and past goalkeeper Josesa. decided.
Marcus Rashford scored back-to-back goals.
A rare quality for United as striker Anthony Martial and winger Anthony both struggled to make an impact. But after a dismal start to the season, United have lost just one of their last 15 games since a humiliating 3-6 derby defeat to Manchester City in October. there is And Ronaldo’s story has finally come to an end – the Portuguese star joined Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr on Friday after being released by United in November – Ten Hag’s side are on track for a Champions League place. It looks like he’s ready to take on the challenge again.
“It’s the first time we’re in the top four,” Ten Hag said.
Fulham moved to seventh with a 2–1 win over Southampton, while Crystal Palace beat Bournemouth 2–0.
Haaland once again appeared to make a difference for City as Riyad Mahrez slalomed the area and turned back for the Norwegian striker.
However, Gray reacted to Everton when they dove into the area and held the ball, nearly sliding down in the process, curling a sublime effort inside the far post shortly after that time.
City manager Pep Guardiola said: “It’s always hard to lose points at home, but I always try to put in a good game and I’ve done that. They scored fantastic goals. , they congratulate me when I achieve it, but overall I did really well.”
Newcastle winning streak ends
Newcastle were on a six-game winning streak in the Premier League but were unable to find a way past Leeds goalkeeper Ilan Mesurier.
Defender Fabian Shah had the best chances but wasted three good chances as Leeds held tight to end a two-game losing streak.
Newcastle All-Whites striker Chris Wood also missed a good chance from Kieran Trippier’s cross. Merie saved Wood’s efforts.
“There was desire, there was quality but there was no finish.
Still, he called 2022 “a year of true progress” as the team battles for a top-four finish under new Saudi ownership.
“There are big challenges ahead, but we are looking forward to them,” Howe said.
Meanwhile, the Newcastle Chronicle saw Newcastle players McCallum Wilson and Bruno Guimares and Leeds keeper Mesurier split between both groups on the Gallowgate side of St James’ Park after the final whistle blew. He was warned after a brawl broke out between players.
Additional reporting staff