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.

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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