Manchester United 3-1 Burnley
Goals from Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo gave United a 3-1 win over Burnley at Old Trafford.
Manchester United ended the 2021 season with a 3-1 win over Burnley in the final of the Premier League before the New Year.
Ralf Rangnick’s side struggled to recover from a disappointing 1-1 draw with Newcastle United last time out, with Ben Mee scoring in the first half thanks to goals from Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo. Aaron Lennon was running a deficit halfway through.
West Brom and Everton have postponed their last two games due to COVID-19, and this is Burnley’s first game since December 12, when the visitors have been at Old Trafford, especially at the back line, sometimes with a lack of clarity.
The Red Devils moved up to 6th in the Premier League with Sean Dyche’s team taking 18th
Both teams surprisingly kicked Ronaldo in the back of the net, before Chris Wood had a surprise header and an early chance to score.
McTominay crossed the box over Wayne Hennessey shortly after United as Ronaldo tried to kick Ronaldo with his left foot.
In the 27th minute, Luke Shaw connected with Jadon Sancho, but the former Borussia Dortmund member crossed the fire before the crossbar and doubled the lead.
Three minutes after McTominay’s strike came into the post by Hennessey, he kindly dropped the ball on Ronaldo for a quick tap-in, but Clarets once again pulled back as Lennon ran like crazy. before placing the ball low in the bottom corner
A less eventful second half saw Eric Bailly hobble off with an injury, while Hennessey made a fantastic save with his face from Edinson Cavani after a Ronaldo knockdown to prevent further damage to the scoresheet, but United saw out a confidence-boosting victory.
Brentford 0-1 Manchester City
Manchester City beat Brentford 1-0 with a strike from Phil Foden, ending 2021 by eight points in the top spot in the Premier League.
Phil Foden’s first half strike was enough for Manchester City to beat Brentford 1-0 to extend their Premier League title to 10 games and lead them by 8 points from the lead.
Citizens have scored 17 goals in their last 3 league games, but they have to work hard at the Brentford Community Stadium, their last game in 2021.
Kevin De Bruyne sent Foden’s only goal in the 16th minute to send a painful cross, and Yoane Wissa won in the 56th second after a header from the other side.
Manchester City conceded two goals in the second half, but Liverpool lost to Leicester City on Tuesday and were cleared to the top after a draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea on Wednesday.
Brentford Suspensions and injuries forced Ederson to be rescued without many key players, and Joao Cancelo blocked Wissa’s head on the ring.
Wissa’s opportunity alarmed City, and in less than a minute Foden scored the goal after a VAR check as Foden finished off an accurate cross from De Bruyne with a side foot offside.
Foden scored at home early in the second half, but was denied a pass by close range, although he did not have time to run to perfection.
De Bruyne is known for his sharp, sharp wood. Despite the low effort, Aymeric Laporte later thought City were beyond doubt.
The VAR cut their ceremonies short, but unlike their point-scoring rivals, City did not create a good margin for lamentation.