video goals : Wolverhampton-Manchester United-Played on 12/31/ 2022
Manchester United achieved its third consecutive victory in the English Premier League, by defeating its host Wolverhampton (1-0), today, Saturday, in the 18th stage of the competition.
Manchester United owes a big thanks to Marcus Rashford, who scored the only goal of the match in the 76th minute, after coming on from the bench in the 46th minute.
Manchester United raised its balance to 32 points, to climb to fourth place, while Wolverhampton’s balance was frozen at 13 points in eighteenth place.
Manchester United coach Eric Ten Hag relied on the 4-2-3-1 method of play, as he continued to rely on Luke Shaw in the depth of the defense alongside Varane, with the support of the full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Malacia.
The duo, Christian Eriksen, cooperated with Casemiro in the middle of the field, and the trio, Anthony, Bruno Fernandez, and Alejandro Garnacho, moved behind French striker Anthony Martial.
On the opposite side, Wolverhampton coach Julien Lopetegui resorted to the 4-3-3 method of play, where the back line consisted of Nelson Semedo, Nathan Collins, Max Kellman, and Hugo Bueno.
Portuguese Ruben Neves played the role of the pivot player, and Matthews and Joao Moutinho moved in front of him, behind the attacking trio of Hwang Hee-chan, Diego Costa, and Daniel Bodensi.
Wolverhampton came close to scoring in the 31st minute, but Shaw put his body in front of Neves’ shot after a cross from Bodensi.
Then Huang sent a cross to the left, which Bodensi met with an attempt that rebounded from French defender Varane in the 36th minute.
Martial sent a cross into the middle of the penalty area, which Atnouni met with a strong header, which Sa had no difficulty controlling in the 37th minute.
And in stoppage time in the first half, Martial failed to take advantage of a cross, so that his header went towards the far post, where the “infiltrator” Anthony was.
Marcus Rashford entered between the two halves, penetrating Atnoni from the right, before firing a shot with his left that rebounded from Collins in the 52nd minute.
Sa reached the ball before Anthony, following a pass sent by Fernandez, and the referee awarded a free kick, which Fernandez executed over the goal in the 56th minute.
De Gea excelled in blocking a free kick by Neves from 30 yards in the 58th minute, and Brazilian Fred entered the United squad instead of Eriksen.
Rashford scored the first goal in the 76th minute, after receiving a pass from Fernandez, to enter the penalty area, get rid of his marker and hit the net.
The referee canceled a second goal by Marcus Rashford in the 84th minute, after using video technology, because there was a handball on the England international.
De Gea worked hard to clear a dangerous header from Mexican substitute Raul Jimenez in stoppage time, and the match ended with United winning (1-0).