An eventful day of football took place on Sunday for both Manchester United teams, who scored a plethora of goals.
Both the men and women’s teams scored six goals against their opponents, resulting in two exciting games for fans to witness.
Manchester United W.F.C vs Bristol City W.F.C
Bristol City took on the table leaders on Sunday having only picked up two points in their last four games.
However, all eyes were on the reds as they looked for their 3rd consecutive league win, aiming to continue their unbeaten run this season.
Their first goal came within 26 minutes with Leah Galton scoring an incredible goal, putting the reds in front.
Their lead doubled to two just before half time with Millie Turner scoring her second goal of the season. After half time United continued their extraordinary momentum with Jess Sigsworth scoring goal number three and Galton scoring number four.
The reds were unable to keep a clean sheet with Ebony Salmon scoring from a long ball over the defence.
However, Tobin Health got in on the action scoring two goals, three minutes between the two.
Casey Stoney was impressed with her team’s performance stating:
“…I have to be really pleased with how we used the ball, some of the goals were outstanding, a pleasure to see and even watch”
She still demanded more from her team as she was unhappy with her team conceding a cheap goal. She stated:
“I’m still disappointed if I’m honest that we’ve conceded because that’s not our standard”
However, the reds will be happy with their overall performance, leaving them top of the table just before Christmas.
Manchester United vs Leeds United
Before Sunday’s game, the men’s team had only picked up 5 home points from 18.
Therefore, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knew he had the task of replicating his impressive away form to his home games. The historical rivals were to meet in the league for the first time in 16 years.
Ultimately, Sunday’s match gave viewers a very entertaining fixture, where United were able to bag six against Leeds.
United took the front foot very early on in the game. Scott McTominay made history becoming the first player to score two goals in the opening three minutes.
17 minutes later Bruno Fernandes joined the fun scoring his 8th (and later 9th) league goal of the season. Victor Lindelöf scored the fourth goal from a set-piece, scoring his third goal for United.
Before halftime Leeds were able to pull one back with a goal from a set-piece scored by Liam Cooper.
Just after the hour mark Daniel James scored his first league goal this season with an incredible assist from McTominay.
Stuart Dallas scored a thumping consolation goal for his side before Bruno Fernandes wrapped up the game scoring a penalty.
Leeds have been an exciting team to watch this season, known for their high energy high press, up the field.
However, Gary Neville on his Podcast argued that Leeds’ style of play would suit Manchester United as the forwards would benefit from plenty of space, especially on the counterattack.
Are United Title Contenders?
United climb to third place where they are only five points behind table leaders, Liverpool, with a game in hand.
“If you would have said at the start of the season that they would be in a position to go two points behind Liverpool with a game in hand coming into Christmas you would have absolutely snapped anyone’s handoff”
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