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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Onel Hern├índez (88')
  • Scott McTominay (21')
  • Marcus Rashford (30')
  • Anthony Martial (73')

Manchester United miss two penalties but get rare away win in Premier League

Manchester United beat struggling Norwich City 3-1 at Carrow Road on Sunday despite missing two penalties to claim their first Premier League away win of the season and move up to seventh in the table.

Goals by Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford put United in control by half-time but they could have been out of sight had Tim Krul not saved spot kicks from Rashford and Anthony Martial -- both penalties awarded after VAR interventions.

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McTominay swept the visitors in front on 21 minutes, United's 2,000th Premier League goal, and after Rashford was denied by Krul from the spot the striker made no mistake when he was played in by Daniel James after 30 minutes.

Krul dived to his left to save Martial's spot kick but the French forward atoned with a neat finish after 73 minutes following a slick interchange with Rashford.

Cuban winger Onel Hernandez grabbed a consolation for Norwich with a fine solo goal two minutes from time.

United were never really threatened, though, as they completed an encouraging eight days in which they held Liverpool to a draw and beat Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League.

"This had been a good week for us. It started with a decent performance against Liverpool and now two wins away from home. It gives the players confidence and momentum," United manager Old Gunnar Solskjaer said.

While United moved into the top half, injury-hit Norwich are second from bottom with seven points from 10 games.

"It's important to improve. We look forward to having our centre-backs back but we have to take this as a lesson," Farke said. "You need physicality and robustness and we missed that in the first half."

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 22 +38 64
2 Manchester City 24 +38 51
3 Leicester City 24 +28 48
4 Chelsea 24 +9 40
5 Manchester United 24 +7 34
6 Tottenham Hotspur 24 +6 34
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 +4 34
8 Sheffield United 24 +2 33
9 Southampton 24 -11 31
10 Arsenal 24 -2 30
11 Crystal Palace 24 -6 30
12 Everton 24 -7 30
13 Burnley 24 -10 30
14 Newcastle United 24 -12 30
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 24 -7 25
16 Aston Villa 24 -14 25
17 West Ham United 23 -11 23
18 AFC Bournemouth 24 -14 23
19 Watford 24 -15 23
20 Norwich City 24 -23 17