Marcus Rashford does what no Manchester United player has done in a decade after Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana howled
Marcus Rashford received his 30th goal of the season gift-wrapped in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Chelsea.
A stray pass from Blues defender Wesley Fofana was intercepted by Bruno Fernandes, who then sent it inside for Rashford.
Fofana had the chance to make amends but was passed by the Man United striker, who faked the ball and tapped it home after Kepa Arrizabalaga saved his initial shot.
The strike is Rashford’s 30th this season in all competitions, making him the first Red Devils player to reach the tally in a campaign since Robin van Persie, who did so in the 2012/13 season.
It was a stress-free evening for Erik ten Hag’s men, who led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Casemiro and Anthony Martial.
Fofana made his first noise in the 73rd minute when he tripped Bruno Fernandes inside the Chelsea penalty area, with the Portuguese scoring the resulting penalty.
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The only negative for the home side came in the first half when Antony was stretched off the pitch after a challenge from Trevoh Chalobah, raising fears the Brazilian might not be available for the FA Cup final on June 3.
Joao Felix scored a consolation goal after Rashford’s strike to cap off a miserable night and season for Frank Lampard’s side.
The result sees Man United secure their place in next season’s Champions League alongside Newcastle, with Liverpool having to settle for the Europa League.
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