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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Ashley Young (13')
  • Juan Mata (28')
  • Romelu Lukaku (42')
  • Marcus Rashford (82')
  • Aboubakar Kamara (67' PEN)
  • André Zambo Anguissa (68')

Manchester United crush Fulham to end five-game winless run

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Man United 4-1 Fulham: Rashford stars (2:44)

Marcus Rashford scored an excellent goal and provided two assists as Man United eased past 10-man Fulham at Old Trafford. (2:44)

Manchester United earned their first Premier League win in five games with a comfortable 4-1 victory over bottom side Fulham at Old Trafford.

With Paul Pogba on the bench once more, United wasted no time in finding their rhythm, as Ashley Young scored his first goal in all competitons for United since 2017 to break the deadlock in the 13th minute.

Juan Mata then stroked home a second to score his 50th Premier League goal in the 28th minute, before Romelu Lukaku scored his first home goal since March to make it 3-0 shorltly before halftime.

Coming into the encounter with a negative goal difference, United were in need of a confidence-building performance and a contest against the Premier League's most porous defence was just what the doctor ordered.

Fulham remained under the cosh after the break but managed a consolation through Aboubakar Kamara's penalty.

But Andre-Frank Anguissa was sent off for Fulham before Marcus Rashford scored a fourth late on to complete a miserable afternoon for Claudio Ranieri's strugglers.

A first three points in the league since early November ensured United climbed to sixth, seven points off the top four, with Chelsea in fifth not in action until later on Saturday, while Fulham remain bottom, three points from safety.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 23 +41 60
2 Manchester City 22 +42 53
3 Tottenham Hotspur 22 +24 48
4 Chelsea 22 +23 47
5 Manchester United 23 +13 44
6 Arsenal 22 +14 41
7 Watford 23 0 33
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 -4 32
9 Leicester City 23 0 31
10 West Ham United 23 -4 31
11 Everton 23 +1 30
12 AFC Bournemouth 23 -9 30
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 -7 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 -9 22
15 Southampton 23 -15 22
16 Burnley 23 -20 22
17 Newcastle United 23 -12 21
18 Cardiff City 23 -25 19
19 Fulham 22 -29 14
20 Huddersfield Town 22 -24 11