Europa League: Man U edge past Partizan

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the match as Manchester United recorded a 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in Thursday’s Europa League contest in Serbia.A first-half penalty from the French forward proved the difference between the two teams as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side recorded their first away victory in any competition since March.The Red Devils have now moved to the top of Group L on seven points, meaning that they are just one win away from booking their spot in the knockout round of the competition.On-loan Roma forward and Nigeria’s Umar Sadiq was the standout player in the early stages of the contest with the number nine causing United’s back three – which consisted of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Harry Maguire – plenty of problems.The visitors were awarded a penalty when Brandon Williams was brought to the ground by Nemanja Miletic, and Martial stepped forward to send Solskjaer’s team 1-0 ahead in the 43rd minute.Partizan had an opportunity to level the scores moments after the break with Jones’s rash challenge on Sadiq handing the home side a free kick in a very dangerous position, but central midfielder Bibras Natcho could only fire wide of Romero’s post.The Red Devils are back in Premier League action away to Norwich City on Sunday, while Partizan will continue their league campaign at home to Spartak Subotica on the same afternoon. Tags: Europa LeagueManchester Unitedlast_img

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