Manchester United has put their name in the record book of the English Premier League once again after thrashing Aston Villa 3-0 at Villa Park.
The defeat added to Villa’s relegation worries as they are presently 19th on the log. Villa is yet to record a single victory since the restart of the league after the coronavirus pandemic.
With Manchester United on a 17-match run, they have maintained their push for Champions League football after recording just one draw and winning four matches since the project restart.
Most awarded penalties in one season
The first record set by the Red Devils in the victory against Villa was the most penalties awarded to a team in one season.
Club’s new signing, Bruno Fernandes was awarded a penalty despite looking like he committed the foul against Ezri Konsa.
The spot-kick awarded to the Red Devils was their 13th, which equaled the record for spot-kicks awarded in a single Premier League campaign. Fernandes cooly converted it to open the goals account for the Red Devils on 27 minutes.
This record leveled with the Crystal Palace team in 2004/05 and Leicester City’s title-winning side in 2015/16. With four more games to go, United may be awarded another spot-kick and overwrite the record.
+3 goals in three straight games
Apart from the penalty record, the Red Devils has emerged as the first team to win three straight games with three goals margin in the Premier League.
The Red Devils set the record after securing comfortable victories over Sheffield United, Brighton and Bournemouth, with goals coming from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, and Fernandes.
Mason Greenwood can’t just stop scoring for united
The third is concerning teenage striker, Mason Greenwood who has been in great form since the restart.
He has now scored nine goals in the current campaign. With this feat, he has joined Wayne Rooney in Manchester United’s record books after scoring in three consecutive appearances, with his latest strike against Aston Villa.
The academy graduate is now a key member of United’s squad as he has been given the opportunity to start alongside Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial up front by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Greenwood is also the fourth player aged 18 or younger to score in three consecutive Premier League appearances after Danny Cadamarteri (1997), Michael Owen (1997 & 1998), and Francis Jeffers (1999). Courage.
Since his inclusion in the team, the 18-year-old has scored 18 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.
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