Manchester United Edges Past Nottingham Forest to Move Up to Third in Premier League

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Goals: Nottingham Forest – Manchester_United – Played on 04/ 16/ 2023

In the 31st round of the English Premier League, Manchester United regained third place by defeating Nottingham Forest 2-0 at the City Ground.

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First Half

In the 18th minute, Nottingham goalkeeper Keylor Navas saved his goal from a goal after Anthony failed to shoot with his left foot. In the 25th minute, the host team almost opened the scoring with a corner kick toward the far post, which reached McKenna, who headed the ball into the post.

In the 32nd minute, Manchester United took the lead after Martial fired to save Navas, but the ball rebounded in front of Anthony, who easily followed it into the net.

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Second Half

At the start of the second half, Manchester United wanted to consolidate their lead, with Fernandez exchanging the ball with Eriksen before firing a direct shot, which Navas saved before it rebounded from the crossbar in the 56th minute. Nottingham almost snatched a draw in the 73rd minute, but Felipe headed the ball wide of the goal.

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Dalot scored United’s second goal in the 76th minute, after Anthony made his way down the right, passing a neat ball to the Portuguese, who received it and then fired it into the net. In the 87th minute, Sancho got the ball on the left side, dribbling before shooting far over the goal.

Stoppage Time

Anthony almost scored his second goal in stoppage time, but his shot was rebounded by his colleague Wan Bissaka, and the match ended with the victory of the Red Devils (2-0).

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Conclusion

With this win, Manchester United now has 59 points, reclaiming a third place in the Premier League, with a 3-point advantage over Newcastle IV. Nottingham remains in eighteenth place with 27 points.

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