Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Eden Hazard, Willian and Victor Moses keep their team’s winning!
Super sub Marcus Rashford connected with a Wayne Rooney cross to score the injury-time winner as Manchester United beat a stubborn Hull at the KCOM Stadium.
It was the 18-year-olds first appearance of the season and what an impact he had!
Wayne Rooney had gone around Hull’s defender and drove the ball across the box for Rashford to score from close range.
Only moments earlier the home team could have taken the lead when David Meyler blazed over the bar in one of Hull’s rare attacks.
United had deserved the three points and earlier in the game had gone close though Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.
After the game Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said: “Marcus Rashford has a lot of chances waiting for him. When the team was chasing the ball against Leicester in the Community Shield and tonight, he made a difference for us.
“He gives new problems to the opposition so I am really happy with him and the team. Even defensively, we controlled their counter attack.
“We want to be champions, we don’t want to start well, we want to finish well.”
Chelsea also continued their perfect start to the season with a convincing 3-0 victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Eden Hazard, who is back looking like the player he was two years ago, opened the scoring early in the first half.
Willian added a second just before the break.
Scott Arfield had a good opportunity only to shoot wide for Burnley.
Substitute Victor Moses completed the win with a late sliding finish.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte told the press: “I am pleased to see the team play well and create a lot of chances. After 13 games where we have conceded at home, we didn’t this time and that is very important. Now we must continue.
“I want Hazard to be decisive at the beginning and I am pleased because I saw this today. However we must continue with his work and the work of the whole team.
“I am pleased to work with these players but if we find a right solution, we want to improve this squad.”
Victory means Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are currently top of the table with Manchester United on nine points from three games – but ahead on goals scored.
These two results mean that United and Chelsea are now the only Premier League sides with a 100% record from three games. Manchester City, who have two wins from two games, face West Ham on Sunday.
- John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season
- Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s home-grown talent but he must make the most of his limited chances
- Pep Guardiola needs to overhaul Manchester City’s defence with John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala not living up to their price tag
- Rudy Gestede has joined Middlesbrough