Premier League, Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United: Records broken
Manchester United managed to overcome a struggling Newcastle United outfit 3-1 in gameweek 25 of the Premier League 2020-21 season. Marcus Rashford, Daniel James, and Bruno Fernandes assured United three crucial points. With Leicester City winning earlier, the pressure was on United to get a result. They moved back to second. Here we present the key records broken.
United get the job done against Newcastle
Rashford scored the opener after beating Karl Darlow at the near post. Six minutes later, Allan Saint-Maximin then netted the equaliser with his first goal since coming back from a two-month absence caused by coronavirus symptoms. In the 57th minute, Daniel James re-established the lead. Rashford then earned a penalty as he drew a foul from Joe Willock before Bruno Fernandes converted the same.
Bruno Fernandes continues his amazing run of form
Bruno Fernandes made an assist and scored one to continue his strong run of form. The Portuguese international has raced to 25 goal involvements in the Premier League this season (G15 A10). He has 22 goals and 13 assists across competitions this season. Since joining Manchester United in 2020, Fernandes has been involved in 54 goals in all competitons.
Rashford smashes these records
Marcus Rashford has raced to 85 career goals for Man United across competitions. The England international has equaled David Beckham's tally for the club. He now has 18 goals this season in all competitions, besides nine in the Premier League. He has also been involved in 15-plus goals in three successive Premier League seasons. Since the beginning of last season, Rashford has 40 goals.
United race to 53 league goals, script this record
Manchester United have scored 53 goals in 25 games in the Premier League this term. As per Opta, the tally is their most at this stage of a top-flight campaign since the 2012-13 season (60), which was the last time they won the league title.