Man United Overcome Nightmare Start to Beat 10-Man Forest


Manchester United aimed to rebound from their recent 2-0 loss to Tottenham, hoping for a strong performance at Old Trafford. However, the start turned into a nightmare for the home team.

In just 90 seconds, Taiwo Awoniyi exploited a United corner’s vulnerability and extended his impressive Premier League scoring streak to seven games, giving Forest the lead. The clock read a mere 3 minutes and 45 seconds when Willy Boly capitalized on Morgan Gibbs-White’s free-kick, doubling Forest’s advantage.

United had previously managed a narrow 1-0 win against Wolves, even when outplayed, raising concerns about their ability to challenge for the league title after a decade-long drought.

Despite the dire start, United fought back in an exhilarating manner. Cristian Eriksen kick-started the comeback by tapping in Marcus Rashford’s cross. Casemiro, who had missed a golden opportunity earlier, made amends by converting Bruno Fernandes’ assist into a goal.

Forest’s captain, Joe Worrall, was shown a red card 23 minutes before full-time for fouling Fernandes, who was poised to break through on goal. Fernandes, the newly-appointed United captain, silenced previous criticisms about his demeanor with a match-winning penalty conversion after Rashford was brought down in the box.

On the other side of the league table, Everton’s struggles continued as Sasa Kalajdzic’s late strike secured Wolves’ first points of the season in a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.

Despite being unbeaten, Brentford was held to a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace, with Joachim Andersen equalizing for Palace.

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