Watford 4 - 1 Manchester United: Watford Pile More Pressure On Solskjaer


Watford 4 - 1 Manchester United: Watford Pile More Pressure On Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr had given Watford a thoroughly deserved 2-0 lead at half-time, before Donny van de Beek’s second ever goal in English football gave the visitors a sniff of a chance.

But a late United collapse, following on from a red card for Harry Maguire after a poorly judged tackle while already on a yellow card, and stoppage time goals from Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis ensures the Old Trafford hierarchy have a huge decision to make.

Even before King fired home from close range just under half an hour into the contest, Watford had already squandered a glorious chance to go ahead.

The Hornets were awarded a penalty when Scott McTominay clumsily upended the Norwegian, only for Sarr to see his effort saved by David de Gea. Kiko Femenia followed it in and lashed the ball into the net, but he was encroaching in the penalty area before the kick was taken. That meant Sarr was given the chance to convert a second time, but again De Gea parried the ball away.

United were extremely poor in the first half, failing to put much of anything together going forward and all over the place defensively. It meant Watford were well worth their second when Dennis found Sarr to fire in a powerful effort before the break.

Van de Beek, on at half-time, make a difference for United and scored within five minutes. Cristiano Ronaldo also had chances and even had the ball in the net at 2-1, only to see the offside flag go up.

What could have been a nervy final few minutes for Claudio Ranieri’s Hornets turned into a party when first Pedro and then Dennis fired in late goals to seal a famous win.

Source: 90MIN


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