Premier League Fernandes and Rashford strike from the spot to lift Man United

First-half penalties from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford ensured Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Everton.

Bruno became United’s all-time leading scorer from the spot when he opened the scoring in the 12th minute, after Alejandro Garnacho was brought down in the area.

When the latter was judged to have been fouled again inside the box, Fernandes handed the ball to Rashford, who made no mistake in scoring the Reds’ second after 36 minutes.

The damage would prove to be done by those moments before the break, despite numerous chances either side of half-time for Everton, as Erik ten Hag’s men got back to winning ways following last weekend’s derby defeat, with three points in the lunchtime kick-off at Old Trafford.

It was Everton who appeared to win the pre-match toss, as the teams flipped sides ahead of kick-off, meaning United would attack the vocal Stretford End in the first half. The earliest of the action was seen at the other end of the ground however, the East Stand, as the visitors made a menacing start.

Dictator-in-chief was Dwight McNeil and it was his early free-kick into the box that carved out the game’s first chance, but neither Amadou Onana or Ben Godfrey could bundle it home before the former’s namesake, Andre, gratefully gathered in the Reds’ goal.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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