Burnley vs Man United: Bruno Fernandes goal gives the Red Devils a narrow win

Manchester United claim first September win thanks to Bruno Fernandes' impressive volley set up by Jonny Evans.
Bruno magic at Turf Moor (Image- Man United/Twitter)
Bruno magic at Turf Moor (Image- Man United/Twitter)

Bruno Fernandes goal decided the Burnley vs Man United with Ref Devils winning 1-0at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The Portuguese got on the end of a pinpoint Jonny Evans pass on the stroke of halftime to dispatch a first-time finish past Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford.

Evans had already had a goal disallowed for United although Burnley had plenty of chances of their own and were unfortunate to be behind at the interval.

United were more comfortable after the break with Burnley's patient football unable to create clear-cut chances.

United's third victory of the season lifted them into eighth place in the standings with nine points from six games. Burnley have one point from five games and are bottom on goal difference. 

Burnley vs Man United: Match Summary

Evans, making his first start for Man Utd in more than eight years, picked out Fernandes with an inch-perfect pass from his weaker left foot having earlier seen a goal ruled out for offside by VAR. The Man Utd captain's sweet strike secured the breakthrough (45) after a nervy first half for his side.

Zeki Amdouni, who scored in Monday night's 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest, was denied by an impressive Andre Onana save before hitting the post with Burnley looking the more likely in the opening period. Fernandes also had a strike stopped by James Trafford early on but United were second best.

Image:Captain Bruno Fernandes was the match-winner for Man Utd at Burnley (Image- Sky Sports)

The Clarets failed to recover from the setback of Burnley vs and Man Utd, although unconvincing, secured a much-needed win on the road after conceding at least three goals in their last three matches. Questions were raised when Evans' inclusion was announced but the 35-year-old central defender produced an assured performance at the back to boost Ten Hag following a difficult week.

Man Utd move up to eighth in the Premier League, while Burnley are bottom and still waiting for their first win since promotion.

Ten Hag billed this as a must-win game for Man Utd after a run of three disappointing defeats. There was an early response from his side as they nicked possession off Burnley in their own half on a few occasions early on. Fernandes stung the paws of Trafford as Marcus Rashford found the side-netting.

Burnley were unperturbed by their early mistakes as they took control of the game. Under-fire goalkeeper Onana made amends for his howler in Munich with a diving stop from Amdouni's low header after 10 minutes. The Switzerland international hit the post six minutes later to turn the heat up on a nervous United side.

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