Manchester United returned to winning ways, after a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town with new signing, Alexis Sanchez scoring his first goal for the club.
United made four changes to the team that capitulated against Tottenham at Wembley, with players like Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial amongst those dropped by manager, José Mourinho.
FULL-TIME Man Utd 2-0 Huddersfield
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 3, 2018
However, despite dominating the encounter, the Red Devils were made to wait a long time for the opener by a very obdurate Huddersfield team.
But in the 55th minute, the wait was over as United finally found a breakthrough, when Romelu Lukaku met a cross from Juan Mata to put the home side 1-0 up.
United doubled their advantage 12minutes later, as Sanchez got his name on the score sheet, though after his initial penalty kick was saved by Jonas Lossl in goal for the Terriers, before the ex-Gunner slotted home the rebound.
It was his first goal for the club since making the switch from the Emirates late last month.
The win means United have now reduced the gap between them and league leaders, Manchester City, to 13points, after Pep Guardiola and his team were held to a 1-1 draw by a spirited Burnley side at Turf Moor.
We’re held at Turf Moor. pic.twitter.com/tg99lOLPoZ
— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 3, 2018
Full back, Danilo put the Cityzens ahead in the first half, before a late goal from Johann Berg Gudmundsson ensured both sides shared the spoils.
Meanwhile, at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton played out an exciting five-goal thriller, with the visitors coming out 3-2 victors.
Egypt’s Ahmed Hegazy headed the Baggies ahead, before goals from Mario Lemina and Jack Stephens turned the game in favour of the Saints, 2-1 at the break.
James Ward-Prowse doubled Southampton’s lead after the break, as Manuel Pellegrino men took a 3-1 lead, but Jose Rondon ensured a tense final fifteen minutes, after he pulled one back for the hosts to bring scores to 3-2.
The Saints held on for the win, however, their first in the PL since November 2017, when they beat Everton 4-1.
- Burnley 1-1 Man City
- B’mouth 2-1 Stoke
- Brighton 3-1 West Ham
- Leicester 1-1 Swansea
- Man Utd 2-0 Huddersfield
- WBA 2-3 Southampton