Burnley vs Man United scored a stunning volley to give Manchester United a much-needed 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor. The victory ended a run of three successive defeats in all competitions and lifted Eric Ten Hag’s side to eighth place in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the Clarets dropped to bottom with just a solitary point from their opening five matches.
Manchester United picked up a crucial three points at Turf Moor with a 1-0 win over Burnley.
In a lively first half, Zeki Amdouni hit the post for Burnley, and Jonny Evans had a goal disallowed before Bruno Fernandes put the visitors ahead with a stunning volley just before half-time.
The second half was less eventful as United held on to their narrow lead.
Hojlund hopes Wolves’ victory can be a ‘turning point,’ while Ten Hag says the win is ‘massive.’
HOJLUND HOPES WOLVES VICTORY CAN BE A ‘TURNING POINT, ‘ TEN HAG SAYS WIN IS ‘MASSIVE. ‘
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Sander Berge put one good chance over from a corner with eight minutes to go, but the hosts failed to create any other chances while United were sloppy when they tried to break.
Burnley will next face Newcastle United at St James’ Park in the Premier League, while Manchester United will host Crystal Palace.
Can Erik ten Hag get his team on a run from here? After the uplift of Ten Hag’sHag’sHag’s first season, which brought the first trophy in six years and a return to the Champions League, it’s been an underwhelming few tracks from that difficult second album so far.
Before tonight, United had lost three games in a row, conceding ten goals, so a clean sheet and a victory were a timely boost for a team under a fierce spotlight in 2023-24. Players are now beginning to return from injury, and this victory could be the line in the sand that Ten Hag needs to ignite the season.
Their next three Premier League fixtures are home matches with Crystal Palace and Brentford, followed by a trip to Sheffield United. That’s followed by a major staging post in the season– a home derby with current league leaders Manchester City. Going into that, United will need momentum they still need to generate.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH– JONNY EVANS (MANCHESTER UNITED).
He’s the new old dog and still has all the tricks. You’d need help finding any United fan who expected Evans to be at the club this season, let alone start games. Yet, he underpinned a solid defensive performance from the visitors to keep a vibrant Burnley team at bay. While the goal by Fernandes was the classiest moment of the match, the ball to him from Evans was a close second; when the United fans sang his name at the end, it was from a well of immediate gratitude rather than nostalgia.
Burnley: Trafford 7; Roberts 6, Al Dakhil 7, Beyer 6, Taylor 6, Cullen 6, Brownhill 7, Gudmundsson 6, Ramsey 7, Koleosho 7, Amdouni 6.
SUBS: Rodriguez 7, Manuel 6, Berge 6, Tresor 6, Larsen 6.
Manchester United: Onana 7; Dalot 7, Lindelof 6, Evans 8, Reguilon 6; McTominay 6, Casemiro 6, Mejbri 7; Fernandes 7, Hojlund 6, Rashford 6.
SUBS: Amrabat 6, Varane 6.
Matchcast: Full match stats and commentary.
17′ OFF THE POST! Burnley works a gorgeous move – Gudmundsson to Ramsey, who slides in Amdouni, and United are ripped open. Amdouni side-foots it to the corner, and it flies back out off the inside of the post and United clear.
25′ DISALLOWED GOAL! So nearly a dream strike for Jonny Evans! The corner is fizzed into the near post, where Evans glances the ball into the corner. It’s chalked after a VAR check, though, as Hojlund was in an offside position and the line of Trafford’s sight.
45′ GOAL! BURNLEY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (FERNANDES 45) Oh my, what a surprise, from nothing! Evans lofts a long pass into the right of the area, where Fernandes has pulled into space between Beyer and Taylor. The ball drops out of the night sky, and Fernandes takes it on the volley for the first time, firing a brilliant low drive past Trafford into the far corner. That’s exceptional.