Marcus Rashford despatched Manchester United again into the Premier League high 4 with the winner because the Pink Devils beat Brentford 1-0 on Wednesday, whereas Newcastle gained 5-1 at West Ham to remain third. Callum Wilson and Joelinton every scored twice for the Magpies, who stay above United on aim distinction. Either side now have a three-point lead over Tottenham and a recreation in hand on Spurs within the race for a spot in subsequent season’s Champions League. United had slipped to fifth after a run of three league video games with no win and cup commitments that meant that they had not registered a Premier League win since mid-February.
Erik ten Hag’s males additionally had a rating to settle with the Bees after a humiliating 4-0 defeat when the edges final met in August.
The Dutch coach was stinging in his criticism of his gamers’ perspective and want in dropping 2-0 to Newcastle on Sunday and obtained the response he was on the lookout for.
“Hopefully we will construct on that and get again to the place we had been a few weeks in the past,” stated Rashford. “Everybody’s clear on the truth that we’re not going to play our greatest soccer each week, however we’ve to keep up our requirements.”
Rashford began via the center as Ten Hag’s persistence with Wout Weghorst lastly ran out and that call bore fruit when the England worldwide was completely positioned to side-foot dwelling Marcel Sabitzer’s knockdown for his twenty eighth aim of the season.
Brentford had misplaced simply one among their earlier 16 Premier League video games to rise to ninth within the desk.
Thomas Frank’s males had provided barely something of an attacking risk for the primary hour however had been practically gifted an equaliser when Ivan Toney charged down David de Gea’s clearance and the ball flew inches broad.
De Gea made amends when he unfold himself to dam from Kevin Schade with Brentford’s solely different clear sight of aim.
“We wish to play as a machine and never make errors,” stated Ten Hag. “We made one mistake and fortunately they did not profit from it.