And on Wednesday, Manchester United faced Brentford in the late 17th game of the Premier League. The favorites for this match are the Red Devils, who finished seventh in the standings before this match. The newcomer was in fourteenth place. Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the game after a break caused by an injury. The Portuguese scored eight goals this season in the English Premier League.
The Bees, on the other hand, are doing a fairly average job in the current competition and would be confused with the struggle for relegation in the Premier League. However, the London squad could be strengthened soon. On Monday, reporters from The Athletic reported that Christian Eriksen is negotiating with the newcomer. The Dane was reportedly offered a six-month contract with the option to extend it for another year.
From the first whistle, the hosts gave the ball to their opponents, thus preparing for a counterattack match. Already in the second minute, the bees threatened the Red Devils’ goal. Jensen managed to hit from a distance, but missed. After a while, the guests pushed the Brentford players to the defense, which created some tension in their actions. In the 9th minute, Loessl’s debut had an uncertain interference, after which there was only a corner.
However, the end of the first quarter of the match was the property of the Londoners. The hosts began to counterattack. The football hit the foot of Jensen, who was in a rather comfortable position, alone with De Gea, fired a weak shot to the ground. The Spanish goalkeeper did not have any problems with him. Several dozen seconds later, Telles fired a menacing shot from Janellet from about ten meters away. It’s not over. The shot against Manchester United was in full swing. But this time Norgaard missed.
We had to wait until the 32nd minute for another suitable situation to appear. The bees came out with a quick counterattack, while the Red Devils’ defense was practically lost completely. Jensen fell again in the penalty area and came face to face with De Gea, but for the second time in this match, the 31-year-old Spaniard was the winner. He gave the Dane his chance to live for a while. The newcomer should have led at least one hit until the end of the first half, but in the end both teams went to the dressing room with a goalless draw.
After changing the team, the players led by coach Rangnick looked much better. First of all, they managed to threaten the Brentford goal, which was not practical in the first part of this match. Already in the 47th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo shot himself in the head, but he was a little mistaken. After a while, the host came out with another counter, set by Jensen. The 26-year-old hit the goalkeeper straight.
A few minutes later, Elanga used Fred’s excellent deep pass. The 19-year-old lifted the ball and finished the move with a precise header. Thus open the result of this match. The Red Devils continued the blow and in the 62nd minute they increased the score. Cristiano Ronaldo, near the center of the field, played the ball to Fernandez, who was running out into the open field. After a while, the Portuguese passed to Greenwood, who completed the procedures and ended up with an empty goal.
Over time, the bees began to risk more and more, which gave the Manchester United players plenty of room to attack. In the 77th minute they counterattacked, which Rashford converted into a goal. The Englishman appeared on the field a moment earlier. More importantly, the 24-year-old finally collapsed as he scored for the first time since October 30 last year. Then he defeated the Tottenham goalkeeper.
The result of this competition was determined by Evan Toni. The newcomer striker took advantage of the confusion in the opponent’s penalty area and hit the net a few meters away. Hosts might spit in the chin because they were really ineffective that day. If they had taken their chances in the first half, this game could have been completely different.
Brentford – Manchester United 1:3 (0:0)
Objectives: Evan Toni (85 minutes) – Anthony Elanga (55 minutes) Mason Greenwood (62 minutes) Marcus Rashford (77 minutes)
Brentford: Jonas Losel – Mads Pesch, Pontos Jansson, Ethan Pinnock – Mads Rorslev, Vitaly Janelt (64. Chandon Baptiste), Christian Norgaard, Matthias Jensen (67. Yuan Wesa), Serge Canos (64. Rico Henry) – Brian Mbiomo, Ivan Toni
Manchester: David de Gea – Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Alex Telles – Scott McTominay (84. Nemanja Matic), Fred, Bruno Fernandez – Mason Greenwood (71. Marcus Rashford), Anthony Ilanga, Cristiano Ronaldo (71. Harry Maguire)
In the first match on Wednesday in the second leg of the English Premier League football, Leicester faced Tottenham. The two teams played 18 matches before this clash. Roosters came sixth with 33 points, eight points behind the Foxes. Therefore, guests were minimal favorites.
But the match was better for the hosts, who took the lead in the 24th minute. Batson Dhaka entered the list of shooters. The striker fired a close shot from the left post with a goal guarded by Hugo Lloris. But the Leicester players did not enjoy this result for a long time, because after less than a quarter of an hour Harry Kane fell into the penalty area and showed himself with an untenable shot. And the equalizer lasted until the 76th minute. At that time, Harvey Barnes, who appeared on the field a few dozen seconds ago, played for James Madison, who fired a shot. After a rebound, the football fell into the net again.
When it looked as if Lisa from King Power Court had scored three points, there was an unexpected turn. The roosters rushed into desperate attacks that brought the expected results. In the fifth minute of extra time, Stephen Bergwijn equalized, and after a moment he scored again. In the end, guests from London arrived at a set of “points”.
Leicester City – Tottenham Hotspur 2:3 (1:1)
Objectives: Batson Dhaka (24 min), James Madison (76 min) – Harry Kane (38 min), Stephen Bergwijn (90 + 5′, 90 + 7′)
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