Premier League 2022-23, Manchester United trounce Leeds 2-0: Key stats
Manchester United struck twice in the dying stages as they overcame Leeds 2-0 in Premier League 2022-23. United were dominating the possessions but it was Leeds who threatened in the final third. Marcus Rashford extended his rich form to score 10 minutes from time while Alejandro Garnacho slid the second soon. United toppled Manchester City to become the second-placed side in the PL standings.
A look at the league standings
United are now second-placed with 46 points, ranking above Manchester City (45) but have played two games more. Leeds (19) occupy the 17th spot in the top-flight (W4 D7 L11). Meanwhile, Arsenal (51) are still on top of the league standings.
A noteworthy record for David de Gea
United goalkeeper David de Gea made his 400th PL appearance. As per Squawka, De Gea (32y 97d) became the youngest-ever goalkeeper to reach 400 Premier League appearances. He has kept 139 clean sheets in this interval. He made six saves against Leeds, the joint most he has made in a Premier League game this season.
Rashford and Garnacho attain these numbers
Rashford netted his 12th goal in 23 PL appearances in the ongoing season. He now has 71 goals in 227 Premier League appearances. Notably, Rashford has raced to 21 goals for United in all competitions this season. Overall, Rashford has scored 114 goals. Meanwhile, Garnacho scored only his second goal in the PL 2022-23 season.
Records galore for Rashford
As per Squawka, Rashford has now scored more Premier League goals than any other player since the 2022 FIFA World Cup (8), with goals in back-to-back games against Leeds United. He has scored 21 goals in all competitions this season, only scoring more goals during the 2019-20 campaign (22).
United attain these records
As per Squawka, Manchester United have won consecutive Premier League games at Elland Road for the very first time. United clinched a 4-2 in 2021-22 and now, a 2-0 win. Garnacho has been directly involved in more goals as a substitute than any other player in the Premier League player this season (G2 A2).
How did the match pan out?
A goalless break at Elland Road saw Leeds make the first move, with Patrick Bamford forcing De Gea into a save while Crysencio Summerville blazed over. Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes missed a huge chance in stoppage time. United upped their tempo post-half-time, with Rashford nodding home and Garnacho adding their second. United had two goals disallowed by VAR to deny them a bigger win.