Martial, Rashford Lead Manchester United Past Bournemouth, 2-1

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Marcus Rashford of Manchester United

BOURNEMOUTH – Marcus Rashford jumped off the bench to net the winner for Manchester United in a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Rashford, who was dropped to the bench by manager Jose Mourinho in favor of Alexis Sanchez, came up big when asked to, as he scrambled home from close range in the second minute of time added on in the second half.

Earlier, the home side Bournemouth took the lead through Callum Wilson in the 11th minute.

Poor defending saw Manchester United coming under a lot of pressure and Wilson capitalized on the run of play to give Eddie Howe’s men the advantage.

However, Manchester United, after hitting the post from an Ashley Young free-kick, leveled things up in the 35th minute when Anthony Martial steered home from a cross from Sanchez.

United were without leading striker Romelu Lukaku, who picked up an injury during training on Friday.

Despite the victory, though, Manchester United remain 7th in the English Premier League points standings and out of the Top 4.

Bournemouth are sixth.

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