Manchester United sink Wolves 2-0 to boost top-four hopes: Stats
Manchester United registered their 20th win of the Premier League 2022-23 season. Courtesy of goals from Anthony Martial and Alejandro Garnacho, they defeated Wolves 2-0. This was a welcome victory for United as they were coming to this game on the back of two successive defeats against Brighton and West Ham. The victory was a major boost handed in the fight for the top four.
Manchester United's stellar home record in the Premier League
United have never lost a Premier League match at Old Trafford when they were ahead at half-time. With this, the Red Devils have now converted 291 such instances into wins, whereas they have registered 23 draws. This season, United have won 13 games out of a total of 17 matches at Old Trafford. They have drawn three and lost once at home.
How did the match pan out?
Antony had a chance early on to put United ahead in the ninth minute but he slipped it wide. They continued their onslaught with two quickfire attacks but couldn't find the opening. Minutes later, Martial scored the opener from a fast break as Antony provided the assist. United continued the same way in the second half as Garnacho doubled the lead at the end.
Did you know?
As per Opta, Manchester United have won 20 games in the Premier League and 38 across competitions this season. This is the most they have won in a single campaign since the 2010-11 season (39 wins). United won the Premier League in the 2010-11 season.
Most chances created in the Premier League
United's star midfielder Bruno Fernandes has created 108 chances in this Premier League season, the highest by any player in the English top flight. This is also the most chances he has created in a single season in his career. The Portuguese midfielder is extremely crafty as 31 out of 108 have been big chances. He has also provided eight assists this season.
Massive boost for Manchester United's top four hopes
The Red Devils returned to winning ways at the right time as they have now raced to 66 points after playing 35 matches in the Premier League this season. They are currently in the fourth position just behind Newcastle United on goal difference. Newcastle could only manage a 2-2 draw against Leeds. Meanwhile, Liverpool trail the two sides by four points (62).Share this timeline