Manchester United stood firm to defeat Watford

in sprtshub •  last year 

Stubborn De Gea made a wonderful save to Kabaseles header in the dying seconds of the match to take 3 points from Vicarage Road. And it also meant Watford suffered the first defeat of the season. They played well against Manchester United and did trouble them in last 20 minutes of the game. They looked like getting the equalizer but Manchester United and De Gea stood firm to deny it.

Luke Shaw’s concussion during Englands duty means Ashley Young started for Manchester United against Watford. Manchester United was in some kind of pressure coming into this game because of their away form. Manchester United had already lost its first away match against Brighton but managed to win against the poor Burnley. Manchester United had only won 2 of their four fixtures this season while Watford was undefeated this season winning all possible points.

Manchester United started the big test against Watford cautiously. De Gea made outstanding one-handed save to deny De Gea early on the match after the mistake by Fellaini who didnt properly cleared the ball. Sanchez and Pogba then tested Foster but couldnt succeed. Then Manchester United got a scrappy goal as Lukaku chested Young cross. The freekick from the young was not cleared initially by Watford which cost them the goal. United continued to press high after the goal which we rarely see from the United and the reward for it was another goal after 3 minutes. Chris Smalling scored a superb volley after controlling the ball with his chest from Fellaini header. United dominated the first half and it ended in 2-0 for United.

In the second half, both sides had some chances to score but they couldnt utilize it. A little after an hour mark, Watford built up the goal with series of passes to get back in the game. Andre Gray scored a brilliant goal and De Gea had no chance to save it. After the goal, Watford continued to press high and created chances but failed to beat the sensational De Gea. In the 93rd minute, Matic was sent off after receiving the second yellow card for fouling Hughes and Watford got the free kick which was virtually last shot of the match. Kabasele rose high to head the ball from the free kick but De Gea made another wonderful save to deny equalizer for De Gea.

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Hey man!! :) I am on Scorum as well, been over there for almost 3 weeks now. I am "bayareasportsfan" over there. :) I don't really know much about soccer, but of course I know Manchester United! haha I remember hearing about them when Beckham was on their team.

Oh yeah, nice to see you and welcome to the Scorum and followed you.
Beckham was a star at Manchester United and in Real Madrid.

Thank you! :)