Manchester United are again heading to a hopeful standing in the Premier League table after Marcus Rashford and Martial were on target in their 3-1 Premier League win at Norwich City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had not won any of their eight away league outings since February but were comfortable winners at Carrow Road on Sunday.
Scott McTominay scored United’s 2,000th Premier League goal with 21 minutes played before Tim Krul produced the first of two penalty saves to thwart Marcus Rashford, who redeemed himself with a good finish 30 minutes in.
Anthony Martial was also denied from the spot by Krul but France forward went on to seal the points for United, with Norwich substitute Onel Hernandez’s late strike solely a consolation.
A win for the Red devils has seen a much needed improvement for the club as they jerked back from an invisible 15th placed in the league table after they share points with Liverpool last week to sit 7th.
United’s failure to convert from 12 yards has already cost them this season, but they had enough about them today to get the job done as they scored more than once in a game for the first time since the opening weekend of the campaign.
Up next, Ole’s men will pay a visit to Chelsea in the EFL Cup last 16 on Wednesday, while Norwich are not in action until heading to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
Take these Key Opta Facts
– Norwich have lost more Premier League home games against United than they have against any other opponent, losing seven of their nine meetings at Carrow Road in the competition (P9 W2 D0 L7).
– United scored as many goals in this game as in their previous six Premier League away games combined (three).
– Rashford and Martial are the first pair of team-mates to have both scored a goal and missed a penalty in the same Premier League game.
– Krul became the eighth different keeper in Premier League history to save two penalties in a game.