[Video Highlights] Burnley 0-1 Man Utd: Martial Cuts City’s Gap At The Top
Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the game as Manchester United cut the gap at the top with a hard fought 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor
Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the game as Manchester United cut the gap at the top with a hard fought 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor this afternoon.
It was a slow start with both sides limited to a few half-chances during the opening half hour before some lovely skill from Ashley Young almost broke the deadlock in the 41st minute.
United started the second half strongly and opened the scoring when Martial’s powerful shot found the back of the net via the underside of the bar following some good work from Romelu Lukaku in the 53rd minute.
Burnley came close to finding an equaliser just a couple of minutes later when Johann Gundmundsson hit the bar with a free-kick while Towkowski missed a great chance in the 70th minute to make it 1-1.
United were making the game more difficult than it should have been and struggled to create many clear cut chances but they held on to secure a vital 1-0 win that cuts City’s lead to nine points ahead of their clash with Newcastle this evening.
Watch highlights and Martial’s goal here: