MANCHESTER – Marcus Rashford scored from the penalty spot as Manchester United beat Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The win was United’s first since thrashing Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season, and what will be more pleasing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is that it was achieved without Paul Pogba, missing through injury.
The injury ravaged United were also without Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, giving Solskjaer the chance to use his entire squad. Nemanja Matic started in midfield for the first time this season, and Fred was also utilised for the first time.
Elsewhere, Son Heung-min grabbed a brace as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 at their new stadium. Erik Lamela added Spurs’ fourth goal after Patrick van Aanholt had scored in his own net to put Mauricio Pochettino’s men 3-0 up.
All four of Tottenham’s goals were scored in the first half.