Manchester United v Watford, 30 March 2019

Score2-1 to Manchester United
RefereeStuart Attwell
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance74,543
Kick-off: 3.00pm Manchester United had now won 16 of the last 17 meetings in all competitions (lost one). Watford remained without a win in all 12 league visits to Manchester United (lost ten). They did win at Old Trafford in the League Cup on 4 October 1978. Watford had now lost 17 of their 18 away games in Manchester since beating City 2-1 on 18 April 1987 in League Division One. Premier League Head to Head Played: 12 Manchester United won: 11 Drawn: 0 Watford won: 1 Manchester United scored: 28 Watford scored: 12

2 Manchester United

Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjær

1 Watford

Manager: Javi Gracia

Goals:

Marcus Rashford 28 G
Anthony Martial 72 G

Goals:

Abdoulaye Doucouré 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Anthony Martial

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender Miguel Britos
Defender Daryl Janmaat
Defender Adam Masina
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder Will Hughes
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra
Forward Troy Deeney
Forward Gerard Deulofeu

Substitutions:

Andreas Pereira for Ander Herrera 63
Jesse Lingard for Juan Mata 63
Marcos Rojo for Anthony Martial 77

Substitutions:

Kiko Femenía for Daryl Janmaat 55
Andre Gray for Gerard Deulofeu 73
Isaac Success for Will Hughes 81

Cards:

Andreas Pereira 90 Y

Cards:

Will Hughes 17 Y
Adam Masina 82 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Diogo Dalot
Defender Marcos Rojo
Midfielder Andreas Pereira
Midfielder Fred
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Forward Romelu Lukaku

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender Craig Cathcart
Defender José Holebas
Defender/Midfielder Kiko Femenía
Midfielder/Forward Domingos Quina
Forward Andre Gray
Forward Isaac Success

Comments:

League position: 4th Four different players (Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial) had now scored ten or more goals in a Premier League season for Manchester United for the second time; also Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Andrew Cole and Paul Scholes in 1995-96. The Red Devils avoided losing three consecutive games in all competitions for first time since September 2016; a run that ended in a Premier League defeat at Watford. United had now kept two clean sheets in their 15 home games so far in this Premier League season; only Fulham (one) had kept fewer. Manchester United’s first goal was their 1,100th goal in home games in the Premier League (played 515, conceded 355). After taking over in a caretaker capacity on 19 December 2018, this manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær's first game in permanent charge of United.

Comments:

League position: 10th Watford had now lost three consecutive away games in the Premier League for the first time since May 2018. The Hornets had now lost their last 14 away games in the Premier League against the big six teams. They had now lost 21 of their 23 away games against the big six since returning to the division in 2015. They had now taken 43 points from their 31 games so far in this Premier League season; seven more points than at the same stage of the previous season.