January 26, 2021

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Marcus Rashford scores Red Devils’s final goal of the year as Man United defeat Wolves

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Marcus Rashford scored Manchester United’s final goal of the year as Red Devils beat Wolves 1-0 to second in the Premier League table.

The game seemed destined for a draw when Rashford took possession on the edge of the area, virtually next to the goal-line.

But after cutting inside the box, the England man let fly with a left-footed shot that deflected off Roman Saiss to leave Rui Patricio completely wrong-footed.

It was tough luck on Wolves, who were worthy of a point, although they had Patricio to thank for an earlier save when he denied Bruno Fernandes from the best chance of the match.

Saiss was disconsolate at the end as he laid on his back, trying to take in the defeat,

knowing he had come close to scoring himself when his header was turned away by David de Gea.

United are now two points behind leaders Liverpool having played the same number of games, which is as close as they have been to the top of the table at this stage of the season since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

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