Manchester United beats Watford 3 – 0

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Manchester United inched to the brink of the Premier League top four with a 3-0 win against Watford at Old Trafford.

United started slowly and Watford seemed to be able to match their opponents, offering hope of a valuable victory for the side in the relegation zone.

But a swift counter-attack by United ended in a penalty when Bruno Fernandes was brought down in the box by Ben Foster, and the Portguese dusted himself down to score his first goal for the club from the spot.

Fernandes, a £47m January signing from Sporting Lisbon, converted a 42nd-minute penalty after he had been taken out by Watford keeper Ben Foster.

The goal ended a 236-minute wait for a United home goal in the Premier League after they had failed to score against Burnley and Wolves.

Anthony Martial scored an excellent second on Sunday after Watford’s Troy Deeney had a goal ruled out by VAR for handball in the build-up. Mason Greenwood, 18, lashed home his 11th of the season 15 minutes from time to complete United’s scoring.

Via BBC / Independent (UK)

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