Manchester United v Huddersfield Town Review
Pre Match Analysis– It was second against relegation battler Huddersfield Town. The ‘Special One’ started Pogba, Martial, Rashford and Young on the bench. Manchester United were coming off a loss to Tottenham. It’s tough to see them challenge Manchester City for top spot, but they should obtain automatic Champions League position.
First Half Analysis– Manchester United played a four-four-two formation. They looked to attack and shoot at goal on many occasions. Lossl controlled his area well, preventing many goal bound attacks. Sanchez had a good shot at goal stopped by Lossl. Smalling thwarted a Huddersfield Town attack late in the First Half. Despite controlling the balance of play, it didn’t appear as if anyone would score a goal.
Half Time Analysis– The game was in the balance at Half Time with the score locked at nil-nil. In a surprise move Huddersfield chose to put Aussie play maker Mooy on the bench, however, he did come on in the thirty-third minute. Manchester United still had quality players to bring off the bench if needed.
Second Half Analysis– It was more of the same early in the Second Half. It didn’t look like Manchester United would break through and score a goal. Huddersfield Town continued to defend gallantly and effectively. Then suddenly a moment of brilliance, Mata put the ball on a plate for Lukaku, who finished off the good work by putting the ball in the back of the net. Mata was involved again later on when he passed the ball to Sanchez who was fouled in the box and consequently a penalty kick was given. Sanchez took the penalty and missed! However, he scored the rebound! That was how the game remained, with the score two-nil in favour of Manchester United.
Full Time Analysis– Possession stats were well in favour of Manchester United, with them controlling over seventy-four percent of the possession. Incredibly it was seven shots on target to nil. It was a thoroughly deserved victory for Manchester United.