Manchester United beat Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to make Premier League history during their match against Norwich City.
Manchester United beat Norwich City 3-1 on their trip to Carrow Road. The side that took down Manchester City were outdone by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as the Red Devils scored more than once in the Premier League for the first time since their opening match vs Chelsea.
United could have had two more goals. However, their woes from the spot continued as goal keeper Tim Krul incredibly denied both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the first half. Their opener from Scott McTominay though, allowed them to carve out their name in history with yet another record.
Manchester United beat Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to make Premier League history
Scott McTominay’s 21st minute strike took Manchester United to their 2000th Premier League goal. They are now the first ever team to do so in the English top flight. Manchester United beat several of their rivals to achieve the accolade.
2000 – Scott McTominay's opening goal was Manchester United's 2000th in the Premier League, with the Red Devils being the first team in competition history to reach this tally. Plentiful. pic.twitter.com/WDLDhxl3Cb
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 27, 2019
⚽️ @ManUtd are the 1st team to score 2000 PL goals
1 Mark Hughes, Aug 1992
500 Andy Cole, Feb 1999
1000 Cristiano Ronaldo, Oct 2005
1500 Dimitar Berbatov, Dec 2011
2000 Scott McTominay, Oct 2019 pic.twitter.com/O0vl2Mt1iI
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 27, 2019
Arsenal are second on the list with 1860 goals to their name. The North London are followed by United’s fiercest rivals Liverpool with 1795 Premier League goals. West London club Chelsea round off the top 4 with 1793 goals.
By the end of the match, United took their total to 2002 points. Despite the record to their name though, this will be a grim reminder of the force that United used to be as they continue to struggle with their finishing this season.
Their performance against Norwich City tonight however, should offer them some encouragement as they chase their target of Champions League qualifications; either by finishing in the top 4 or by winning the Europa League.
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