Manchester United Beat Nottingham Forest To Keep Top Four Hope Alive
Manchester United resumed their Premier League campaign with a big win over their visitors Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
Ahead of the game, Manchester United made four changes from their EFL Cup win against Burnley.
In goal, De Gea replaced Martin Dubravka whilst in defense, the injured Victor Lindelof and Scott McTominay made way for Shaw and Varane. Finally, in the forward line, Antony comes into the starting line-up in favor of Garnacho.
As for Nottingham Forest, coach Steve Cooper made three changes from his side who also won in midweek against Blackburn.
Goalkeeper Dean Henderson was unable to play against his parent club meaning Hennessey started in goal for Forest. In defense, there were a further two changes with Lodi and Aurier replacing Toffolo and Williams at full-back.
From the start of the game, Manchester United looked more determined to push for a win. After just 19 minutes of football, the hosts grabbed the first goal thanks to Marcus Rashford”s strike.
Rashford took advantage of United’s second corner of the game to score Christian Eriksen’s assisted goal.
As Nottingham Forest thought they could fight back, United made the game more difficult for their visitors as Martial doubled United’s lead.
The goal was a beautiful teamwork as a lovely lofted ball from Fernandes set Rashford on his way up the left wing. He cut inside before feeding Martial on the edge of the box and his first-time shot squirms into the goal off the palm of Hennessey.
In the 42nd minute, Forest almost got a goal back, unfortunately, the VAR disallowed the goal for offside.
After the first half which ended 2-0, the second half resumed in a bit caging way as the two sides failed to break each other defense.
United’s 2-0 lead lingered on until the 87th minute when Casemiro assisted his countryman, Fred to score United’s third goal of the match.
After 16 shots, 8 of which were on target, Manchester United ended the game with a deserved 3-0 win. The win left United in the 5th spot with 29 points in 15 games, a point below 4th-placed Tottenham.
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