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Man United cools off Watford with 2-1 away win

IANS  |  London 

Manchester United handed Watford its first loss of the new season, coming away with a 2-1 victory thanks to the outstanding play of Spanish

The hosts were in control of the game in the early going at on Saturday and nearly opened the scoring on a blast by that De Gea managed to save, reports news.

The Red Devils, however, responded emphatically to grab a 2-0 lead at halftime thanks to goals by and in the 35th and 38th minutes respectively.

Watford faced an uphill battle in trying to rally against Jose Mourinho's men but nearly pulled it off, with scoring in the 65th minute and De Gea coming up with a remarkable save to deny a header by in second-half stoppage time.

Despite the home loss, Watford (4-0-1) is still in fourth place in the with 12 points after five matches, just three behind first-place Chelsea.

Manchester United is provisionally in eighth place with nine points.

In other results, beat Tottenham 2-1, Manchester City routed Fulham 3-0, Bournemouth outgunned 4-2, Arsenal edged 2-1, topped 1-0 and Chelsea trounced 4-1.



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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:00 IST