Twitter Explodes as Manchester United Blitz Leeds With Four First-Half Goals
Premier League first halves do not come any better than this.
Manchester United and Leeds United fans have been waiting close to two decades to resume their fierce rivalry and the pair made up for lost time by producing a scintillating opening 45 minutes on Sunday.
Things got off to an explosive start when Scott McTominay became the first Premier League player to grab a brace inside the first three minutes of a game. Yes, don’t worry, you have read that right.
Scott McSauce lived up to his nickname with his first goal, arrowing a shot past the reach of Illan Meslier with just 67 seconds played.
His second goal was pretty damn saucy as well. Surging onto the end of Anthony Martial pass, McTominay finished calmly and entered the record books in the process.
Unsurprisingly, his passionate fun club was delighted and took to Twitter to celebrate.
Not to be outshone by his midfield compatriot, Bruno Fernandes made it 3-0 to United inside 20 minutes, lashing an effort past Meslier from inside the box.
It was his 28th direct goal involvement of the season and the highlight of his excellent first half display.
Just when United thought things could not get any better, Victor Lindelof got in on the act. Latching onto Martial’s flick-on from a corner, the Swede managed to fire home at the back post ahead of Stuart Dallas.
That was not all she wrote though. Just before half time, Leeds were given the faintest of lifelines when Liam Cooper nodded in from a corner.
The goal capped off a truly bonker 45 minutes. Whatever happens from here, it will go down as one of the craziest first halves in Premier League history.