Manchester United claimed all three points in a goal laden and much anticipated derby between the Reds from Lancashire and the Whites from Yorkshire.
United raced out of the blocks with Scott McTominay scoring two goals in the opening three minutes. The first, a powerful drilled shot from 20 yards into Illan Meslier’s near post. The second, only a minute later, saw the Scot bury his chance emphatically across Meslier.
The Red Devil’s added their third following a quick break. Dan James picked up a loose ball on the halfway line before playing it into Fernandes. The Portuguese started the attacking and finished it as he drilled passed Meslier from the corner of the six yard box.
Victor Lindelöf added the fourth when he was left unmarked in the six-yard box and had a simple tap in. Leeds got a goal back with five minutes left of the first half when Liam Cooper headed in from a corner with just the five goals scored in the first half.
Despite early Leeds chances at the start of the second half, United found a fifth from yet another counter-attack. McTominay drove out and carried the ball into Leeds’ final third before finding James who finished through Meslier’s legs. Bruno Fernandes added United’s sixth and his second from the penalty spot after Martial was fouled.
Leeds rounded off the scoring in style with Stuart Dallas’ curling effort from 25 yards beating David De Gea, the pick of the bunch from this game and a fitting way to end an amazing game and truly sensational spectacle, put on by both teams.Embed from Getty Images