English Premier League: Red Devils eke out nervy win

Mar 11, 2018, 10:07 IST | PA Sport

Rashford's brace helps Manchester United hand rivals Liverpool 2-1 defeat

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford (left) scores his team’s opening goal against Liverpool during their EPL match on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford (left) scores his team's opening goal against Liverpool during their EPL match on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Marcus Rashford returned to the starting line-up in style as the Manchester United forward struck a match-winning brace to settle a pulsating 200th meeting with bitter rivals Liverpool.

The race for second spot in EPL only added intrigue to the Saturday's duel. Rashford,20, inspired his team to a 2-1 win as Eric Bailly's own goal brought a nervy ending against Liverpool.

The win sent Red Devils five points ahead of Liverpool. United also close to within 13 points of Manchester City. Jose Mourinho's men took a huge step closer to guaranteeing a top-four finish by opening up a 12-point lead on fifth-placed Chelsea.

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