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Man Utd hit five to stay in top-four hunt

4 Jul 2020
Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth  - Premier League

Double from Mason Greenwood, Martial's wonder goal and strikes by Rashford and Fernandes seal 5-2 win over AFC Bournemouth

Wonder strikes from Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial helped Manchester United beat AFC Bournemouth 5-2.

The Cherries led when Junior Stanislas brilliantly nutmegged Harry Maguire before firing past David De Gea on 15 minutes.

Greenwood equalised on 29 minutes with a powerful finish.

Marcus Rashford then scored a penalty after Adam Smith's handball, before Anthony Martial made it 3-1 with a sensational strike in off the crossbar just before half-time.

The top six

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 LIV 38 +52 99
2 MCI 38 +67 81
3 MUN 38 +30 66
4 CHE 38 +15 66
5 LEI 38 +26 62
6 TOT 38 +14 59
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King scored a penalty to give AFC Bournemouth a lifeline shortly after the break, when substitute Eric Bailly handled the ball.

But Greenwood scored with a spectacular effort on 54 minutes, before Bruno Fernandes netted with a free-kick just before the hour mark.

Manchester United are two points behind Chelsea in fifth place.

AFC Bournemouth remain on 27 points in 19th.

Next fixtures

Man Utd: 9 Jul v Aston Villa (A)
AFC Bournemouth: 9 Jul v Spurs (H)

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