Lukaku scores 100th Premier League goal

01 April, 2018, 03:46 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Manchester United

The Belgium global reached the milestone with the opening strike in his side's 2-0 win over Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Manchester United climbed back above Liverpool, thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

Juan Mata went close with an acrobatic attempt from Pogba's clipped pass, before De Gea awoke from his slumber to superbly deny Abraham twice in quick succession.

The United boss continued to speak alongside the Swansea boss, who eventually took to the main seat in the Old Trafford press conference room to explain he had no arguments about the outcome.

David De Gea, Victor Lindelof, Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez all returned to the team in place of Sergio Romero, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial.

Sanchez got the second after 20 minutes, running on to Lingard's through ball.

The Chilean performed incredibly well and this probably was his best game for United since joining from Arsenal. "His recovery was good", Mourinho was quoted as saying by British media ahead of Saturday's Premier league clash with 14th-placed Swansea City.

Also note, that with thirty-one points, they are only three points from the relegation zone.

Jose Mourinho's United enter a make or break period of the season - with the objectives being finishing second in the league to secure a berth in next year's Champions League and winning the FA Cup for a joint record 13th time.


West Ham jumped above their London rivals with a comprehensive 3-0 home victory over a poor Southampton side, who were three goals down at halftime in manager Mark Hughes's first league game in charge and stayed in the bottom three.

"We created a lot of chances but we didn't score enough, but it was enjoyable for us and we kept a clean sheet".

"The second half was different, I think credit to Carlos because he improved the team at half-time, but we let it go a bit".

It was the striker's 15th league goal for United after arriving from Everton in a £75 million deal in the summer.

"Players with an unbelievable first half let it go down a little bit and they felt they had a chance and then David [de Gea] had to make a couple of saves". However, with 18 points and just two defeats in their 10 league matches since the situation has been transformed.

The 24-year-old reached the landmark in 216 games at a rate of 0.46 goals a game.

United is two points ahead of Liverpool.

Manchester City have managed to do that.

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