Anthony Martial reaches Manchester United milestone with Fulham goal

first_imgAnthony Martial reaches Manchester United milestone with Fulham goal Advertisement Advertisement Anthony Martial was in blistering form for Manchester United in the first half against Fulham (Getty Images)Manchester United raced into a 2-0 lead within the opening 23 minutes of their game with Fulham at Craven Cottage with Anthony Martial heavily involved in both goals.The 23-year-old was restored to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting line-up after coming off the bench against Leicester City last weekend and wasted little time in making an important contribution, sliding a through ball into Paul Pogba to score United’s first after 14 minutes.Better was to come just seven minutes later, when Martial received a pass on the halfway line from Phil Jones before blitzing his way past Denis Odoi and Maxime Le Marchand en route to burying a calm finish beyond Sergio Rico into the far corner.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt was a wonderful individual effort from the Frenchman and a strike reminiscent of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, not to mention Martial’s first ever goal for United against Liverpool back in September 2015.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMartial has some way to emulating Henry’s 175 Premier League goals, but he did reach a significant personal milestone with his assist and goal against Fulham as they took him to 50 direct goal contributions in the competition.From his 106 Premier League appearances, Martial has scored 33 goals and registered 17 assists, more than any other United player has managed since he made his debut in that game against Liverpool three and a half years ago.Not only that, Martial’s strike also means he has matched his best-ever goalscoring season in the Premier League with nine goals with 12 games of the current campaign still to go. Pogba’s strike, meanwhile, means he has reached double figures for league goals in a season for the first time in his career.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorscenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Feb 2019 1:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Commentlast_img read more

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Premier League restarts as players take knee in racism protest

first_img Loading… “In the first Premier League fixture of Project Restart both clubs hope that the act of ‘taking a knee’ will send a strong message of unity and amplify the many messages of support from Premier League players and the wider football family,” the clubs said in a statement. Manchester City and Arsenal players also took a knee before kick-off at the Etihad. An apparent goalline technology mistake denied Sheffield United a goal against Aston Villa The Premier League resumed on Wednesday after a three-month hiatus, with players taking the knee at the start of a goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United overshadowed by a goalline controversy. Players, staff and officials took a knee before the restart of the Premier League to protest racial injustice Coronavirus restrictions mean the 92 games remaining after the 100-day shutdown are being crammed into less than six weeks. Defeat for Manchester City, who kicked off against Arsenal later on Wednesday, would leave Liverpool on the brink of their first English top-flight title for 30 years. But Villa and Sheffield took centre stage to relaunch the English top-flight. In front of a huge global audience, players and staff protested racial injustice for about 10 seconds in solidarity with worldwide protests following the death of American George Floyd while in police custody. Read Also: Ronaldo fails to lift Juve as Napoli claim Coppa Italia All players will wear Black Lives Matter (BLM) on the back of their shirts where names are normally printed for the first 12 matches of the restart. A BLM logo will feature on shirts for the remainder of the season along with a badge thanking Britain’s health workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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