Manchester United beat Watford 2-1 in their English Premier League match on Saturday at Vicarage Road, putting the Red Devils at the top of the League. Watford kicked off the first stanza but United dominated from minute one as they pressed hard up front while the home side struggled to hold onto the ball. The visitors sealed the opening goal when Memphis landed a left foot volley past Heurelho Gomes into the top right corner in the 11th minute.
The Hornets responded to this by tightening their defence, and pushing harder in attack but Louis Van Gaal’s men were not allowing any passage into their half. After gaining the lead, the away side was fumbling the ball in the goal area, and Quique Sanchez Flores’ men were working overtime in defence, with their attack being erratic, and uncontrolled. The first 45 closed with the score at 1-0 to Man United.
The men in red began the second stanza with higher intensity, and an aggressive attack, something that had slowly dwindled in the previous 45. The Yellow Army began on the back foot but adopted a more aggressive play, earning a lot more time in the opposition’s space. As the pace from the home side increased, the visitors seemed to drop theirs, playing a lot more defence almost as if there was no will to attack.
Troy Deeney reignited Vicarage Road after he conceded a penalty in the 86th minute, evening the score at 1-1, but this was shortly lived after Deeney himself attempted to save the ball, but slid into his own net with the ball, putting United in the lead 2-1. The final minutes closed with the Red Devils winning 2-1, putting them at the top of the League. At least until Man City touches the ball again.