Rashford scores late winner as Man United beat unlucky Wolves to move second

Rashford scores late winner as Man United beat unlucky Wolves to move second

Marcus Rashford scored a later winner as Manchester United beat Wolves 1-0 on Tuesday night to move to second on the Premier League table. 

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made six changes to the side that drew 2-2 away to Leicester on Boxing Day, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who missed the last two matches with fitness issues, recalled to the starting team. 

Alex Telles was also given the nod on the other side, and there was a place for Nemanja Matic, who lined up alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in midfield. 

Mason Greenwood also started, same as Edinson Cavani, who came off the bench to make an immediate impact against Leicester. 

The visitors were the better side in the opening half and came close to finding the opener on a number of occasions. 

First, Rashford lost the ball inside Wolves' half in the 10th minute, and the visitors piled numbers forward as Traore managed to slip past a couple to feed Neto on the left, but his right-footed shot was straight at De Gea. 

Wolves came back in the 14th minute again as sloppy play led to a mix-up at the back and Bailly lost out, with an undecided De Gea rushing out before retreating, allowing Traore to cross for Neves on the edge of the box, but his fierce effort was beaten away by De Gea.

Wolves then hit the crossbar in the 34th minute as Moutinho's deep free-kick from the right was headed goalwards by Saiss, but it unluckily bounced off the top of the bar. 

United though had a chance of their own in the 35th minute and it fell to Bruno Fernandes, but he failed to beat the keeper from close range following a perfect ball from Mason Greenwood. 

The second half was an evenly balanced affair with few clear-cut chances from both sides. 

The talking point of the half however came in the 71st minute as Cavani put the ball in the back of the net, but it was ruled out for offside. 

With the match seemingly headed for a draw, United managed to find a way through deep in added time. 

Fernandes' long ball over the top was collected by Rashford, who turned and drove into the penalty area and took aim at goal, with the shot taking a huge deflection off Saiss and into the net for the winning goal. 

The win meant United moved to second on the table with 30 points, two points off league leader Liverpool, who play on Wednesday night. 

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