Red-hot Hojlund sees Man United past Luton in Premier League thrillier

Rasmus Hojlund

 

Rasmus Hojlund’s early brace was enough to give Manchester United a 2-1 win in a pulsating Premier League encounter with Luton Town.

Hojlund headed into the match at Kenilworth Road having scored in each of his past five matches in the top flight. The Denmark striker extended that run to six in six as he capitalised on an error from Amari’i Bell inside the first minute.

 

 

In the seventh minute, Hojlund produced a clever piece of improvisation to divert Alejandro Garnacho’s shot into the net with his chest.

At that stage, United were threatening to run away with things, but Morris stole in between Luke Shaw and Andre Onana to head home from Tahith Chong’s deflected effort and score his third in as many matches.

Luton vs Man United final score

Fulltime Goalscorers
Luton 1 Morris (14′)
Man United 2 Hojlund (1′, 7′)

 

Lineups

 

Luton (3-4-3 right to left): 24. Thomas Kaminski (GK) — 15. Teden Mengi, 2. Gabriel Osho, 29. Amari’i Bell — 7. Chiedozie Ogbene, 6. Ross Barkley, 28. Albert Sambi Lokonga, 45. Alfie Doughty — 14. Tahith Chong (18. Jordan Clark), 10. Cauley Woodrow (30. Andros Townsend), 9. Carlton Morris.

Man United (4-2-3-1, right to left): 24. Andre Onana (GK) — 20. Diogo Dalot, 5. Harry Maguire (35. Jonny Evans), 19. Raphael Varane, 23. Luke Shaw (2. Victor Lindelof) — 18. Casemiro (39. Scott McTominay), 37. Kobbie Mainoo — 17. Alejandro Garnacho, 8. Bruno Fernandes, 10. Marcus Rashford — 11. Rasmus Hojlund (4. Sofyan Amrabat).

 

Casemiro and Harry Maguire were then booked as the hosts enjoyed a rampant spell and Shaw departed through injury before the break to give Erik ten Hag plenty to think about.

Luton continued to ask questions of United in the second half, although Rob Edwards saw his team’s final ball let them down too often. At the other end, goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski produced a string of inspired saves to ensure an enthralling game got the grandstand finish it deserved.

Ross Barkley glanced an injury-time corner against the crossbar for the Hatters as United held out for a hard-earned success that moved them to within three points of fifth-place Tottenham and possible Champions League football next season.

 

Manchester United is one of the most storied and successful football (soccer) clubs in the world. Based in Manchester, England, the club was founded in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR Football Club and changed its name to Manchester United in 1902.

Known as the Red Devils, Manchester United has a rich history filled with domestic and international success. The club has won numerous league titles, including a record 20 English top-flight championships, as well as multiple FA Cups, League Cups, and UEFA Champions League titles.

Throughout its history, Manchester United has been home to legendary players such as Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, and Cristiano Ronaldo, among others. The club’s home ground is Old Trafford, one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.

Despite some ups and downs, Manchester United remains one of the most popular and financially successful football clubs globally, with a massive fan base spanning continents.

 

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