Norwich City vs Man United: Martial scores in Red Devils first EPL away win

Norwich City vs Man United: Martial scores in Red Devils first EPL away win

- Norwich City vs Man United saw the Red Devils continue with their new-found momentum as they recorded their first away win in the Premier League this season

- Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford were both on target for United in the first half of the match

- McTominay's goal saw Man United become the first Premier League club to hit 2000 goals

- Both Rashford and Martial had a chance to increase the tally but had their penalties saved by Tim Krul

A resurgent Man United side returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday evening, October 27, after defeating struggling Norwich City 3-1 in a thrilling clash played at Carrow Road.

The win was United's first in five league matches and first away win, building on their midweek victory over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League.

Despite injury woes facing the Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still named a strong side for the East Anglia trip, with Anthony Martial making a return to the attack-line.

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The Sunday encounter was however full of drama, with United failing to bury the game in the first half after missing two penalties.

Scott McTominay opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the 21st minute, with the youngster latching onto the corner of the net moments after Martial being denied from two yards out.

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Marcus Rashford should have doubled the advantage five minutes later, but the Englishman was denied from the spot by Tim Krul.

The star forward however made amends to his miss at the half-hour mark, tucking it below Krul from Daniel James brilliant cross.

Martial had a chance to get his name on the score sheet just before half time after Cantwell handling the ball in the penalty area, only for the Frenchman to see his penalty saved again by Krul.

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He however made up for the mistake in the 73rd minute, this time beating Krul to find the back of the net with a fine finish to put the game beyond the Canaries.

Onel Hernandez scored a Norwich consolation at the death with an excellent finish, denying De Gea a crucial clean sheet.

The comfortable victory fired United to seventh on the log with 13 points, seven off a top four place as Norwich continue languishing in the drop zone.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Arsenal vs Crystal Palace ended in a disappointing 2-2 draw for the Gunners after throwing away a two-goal lead in the first half.

Sokratis and David Luiz got Unai Emery's side in front but the Eagles responded with a goal each from Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew.

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