EPL Wrap: Man Utd Firm Up Second, Fulham Denied

EPL Wrap: Man Utd Firm Up Second, Fulham Denied Photo: TT
Edinson Cavani of Manchester United celebrates scoring his side's third goal to make the score 3-1 Manchester United v Burnley

Manchester United have scored three second-half goals again to firm up their grip on second spot with a 3-1 victory over Burnley in the English Premier League on Sunday.

Mason Greenwood netted a double, after putting Manchester United ahead in the 48th minute with Chris Tarkowski leveling for the Clarets.

The young England forward restored the lead with a deflected 84th minute shot, before Edinson Cavani finished off a fine team move to seal the win.

We have improved and we have been better at winning games towards the end of games,” United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

“Our fitness now, with all the games we’ve had, the boys are capable of churning out 90 minutes and the fitter you are the more you can do. I have always said that.

“The harder you train and the harder you play, the more ready you are.”

The result moves United up to 66 points, eight behind leaders Manchester City, while they are now 10 ahead of third-placed Leicester City who have a game in hand having won their FA Cup semi-final 1-0 over Southampton on Sunday.

“At least they (Man City) cant lift the trophy already,” Solskjaer said about their position on the table. “We just have to keep on winning our games and see what they do.”

Elsewhere, Fulham missed out on crucial points due to another late goal, drawing 1-1 away to Arsenal on Sunday with Eddie Nketiah scoring in the 97th minute.

The 18th-placed Cottagers, who lost 1-0 at Wolverhampton last week, are six points behind Burnley who are currently safe in 17th.

“That was a real painful one,” Fulham boss Scott Parker said. “I don’t know how the goal stood. I don’t understand it. I am a little bit confused but we are all confused of late.

“We all scratch our heads a bit, people who have played the game for a long time. Whether he (Rob Holding) attempts to go for the ball or not the ramifications of his position affect my goalkeeper.”

Ben somerford
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