Manchester United claim 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest to move up in Premier League standings

17 April, 2023

According to Nextbet Manchester United has secured a comprehensive 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest, propelling them up to third place in the Premier League. The first goal of the game came from Antony, who reacted the quickest to Anthony Martial’s saved shot, bundled it over the line to open the scoring. Erik ten Hag’s men waited until deep into the second half to double their lead, as Antony set up Diogo Dalot, who showed excellent composure to beat Keylor Navas between the sticks.

United’s victory sees them move three points ahead of Newcastle, who lost 3-0 to Aston Villa on Saturday and currently sit in fourth. The team started the game brightly, with a sequence of lovely play down the right, culminating in Bruno Fernandes fizzing the ball at Navas. Sancho hit his effort straight at the Forest shot-stopper who denied them for a second time in quick succession. Fernandes was at the heart of the action in the first 45 and almost caused the opener after a teasing ball into the box was headed behind by Felipe, with Forest’s Brazilian defender being millimeters away from turning it into his own net.

Forest had their own opportunities to score, but were only denied by the woodwork. Scott McKenna towered above a crowded penalty area, but his header was met by the post. Moments later, Danilo struck an effort from range but his shot was dragged wide after deflecting off Christian Eriksen, but Forest failed to capitalize on the resulting corner.

The Reds began the game brightly, but it was United who struck first to open the scoring. Martial played an integral role in creating the goal, winning the ball back high up the pitch before finding Fernandes with a pass. Fernandes sent our no.9 through on goal, but Navas was once again equal to the effort. On this occasion, however, Antony was the player quickest to react and bundled the ball over the line of an empty net to put United ahead away from home.

As the game progressed, both sides created a handful of half-chances, but neither could make the instant impact they desired. Ten minutes into the second half, Ten Hag’s men came the closest to netting the second goal of the afternoon but for the deftest of touches from Navas. With less than 15 minutes to go, United finally doubled their lead after carving open the Forest backline and beating the formidable Navas.

Despite Forest surging forward to chase the game, United’s back four kept them at bay in what was a thoroughly deserved victory for Ten Hag and his men away from home. The win puts United in a strong position, and they will look to continue their form as the season progresses. Explore more sports news and improve your Football betting experience.