Man Utd's Scottish star makes history with early double strike in match with Leeds

2020-12-20 21:38:10
Man Utd's Scottish star makes history with early double strike in match with Leeds

The Scotland international put Manchester United in control in their first Premier League meeting against the Whites in 16 years.

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay wrote his name in the history books by becoming the first player in Premier League history to score two times in the first three minutes of a match with Leeds United on Sunday.

The Scotland international put United in front with a low 20-yard strike after only 69 seconds, the Red Devils’ fastest top-flight goal against Leeds.

McTominay repeated the trick just a minute later. Anthony Martial’s pass finding the onrushing midfielder, who took a neat first touch to get the ball out of his feet before firing past Whites goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

They were the kind of goals more befitting of an accomplished attacking midfielder, rather than someone more known for his defensive capabilities.

McTominay had scored just six goals in his previous 68 Premier League matches for the Red Devils, with his last strike coming late on in the Manchester derby back in early March.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went further ahead when a thunderous strike from Bruno Fernandes put the home side 3-0 up following only 20 minutes. That was the earliest Manchester United have scored three goals in a Premier League game since August 2006 against Fulham.

It also continued Fernandes’ wonderful form since joining the club from Sporting back in January.

The Portugal international, who set up McTominay for the opener, has now been involved in some 29 goals in only 27 Premier League appearances.

Things got even better for Manchester United when defender Victor Lindelof slammed home their fourth goal from close range when Martial had flicked on Luke Shaw’s near post corner, which was the first time Leeds have conceded four first-half goals in the Premier League.

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