Man Utd score late win over Watford

Manchester United went top of the table as Troy Deeney’s last-minute own goal gave them victory at Watford.

Deeney looked to have earned a point for the Hornets with a late penalty, but then slid home a Bastian Schweinsteiger cross.

Memphis Depay – starting a Premier League match for the first time since 4 October – netted United’s opener, volleying home an Ander Herrera cross.

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Memphis Depay scores Man Utd’s opener

Odion Ighalo and Etienne Capoue fired off target for the home side.

But, with just four minutes left, they made a breakthrough when Deeney smashed home after Marcos Rojo clumsily brought down Ighalo.

The drama in an end-to-end second half was not over, though, as United pushed for a winner.

They got their reward as Jesse Lingard’s ball across the box fell to Schweinsteiger, who slid it back across goal and Deeney bundled home.

The win took the Red Devils a point clear of rivals Manchester City, who face Liverpool at 17:30 GMT.

Source: BBC

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