Manchester United(Man U) left it to the last 10 minutes to sink Swansea in their second English Premier League match, with three quick-fire goals. Final score, United 4, Swansea 0.
The Jose Mourinho wards have thus posted a back to back 4-0 victory in the season, perhaps sending a message to rivals about their ambition, that they are aiming at the grand prize, the league trophy.
It was a match that United ought to win. They clearly dominated possession, 59 to 41 and had superior chances to compound the misery of their hosts.
Eric Bailly put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time.
But no goals came until Mourinho made changes, in the second half on 75th minute.
Marouane Fellaini and super-sub Anthony Martial entered the play with Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata making way.
The changes wrought an impact five minutes later.
The goals poured from Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba. Anthony Martial sealed it in style.
Man Utd are now sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League pile with six points and eight goals in the bag. The last time they notched such a feat was 110 years ago.
On why the goals were late in coming, man of the match, Henrikh Mkhitaryan said :
“It was a tough game, they were playing with five defenders but we were patient and when they switched to four defenders this allowed us to score the second, third and fourth goals”