Speaking the Nations Mind

Watford 1-2 Man. United: Reds Condemn The Hornets To First Season’s Defeat


Two goals in four first-half minutes earned Manchester United a 2-1 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road.

Romelu Lukaku gave United the lead, finding himself in the right place to convert Ashley Young’s cross with his midriff 35 minutes in.

Chris Smalling then hooked Marouane Fellaini’s knockdown past Ben Foster to double the visitors’ lead.

Watford pushed on in the second half and Andre Gray halved the deficit with 25 minutes to go, arriving late to power home Abdoulaye Doucoure’s cross.

Nemanja Matic was shown a red card in the third minute of stoppage time for a second bookable offence.

In a tense finale, David De Gea made an outstanding to deny Christian Kabasele’s header.

United held on to move to eighth with nine points. Watford are fourh with four wins from five.