R Lukaku (55),A Sánchez (68)
Man Utd vs Huddsf'ld
3:00pm Saturday 3rd February
MAN UTD 2-0 HUDDERSFIELD
FT: That's that! Routine win for United against Huddersfield, who really offered nothing at Old Trafford. Sanchez opens his account on his home debut, and the gap is reduced to 13 at the top of the Premier League.
90+2: Matic picks up a loose ball and plays in Sanchez, but he gets it stuck under his foot! Huddersfield recover.
90+1: Three minutes added on at Old Trafford.
88: Pinball in the Huddersfield box as Sanchez looks to find a yard to shoot, but he's ushered away by Zanka.
86: Old Trafford is slowly emptying here as De Gea touches the ball for the first time in what seems like half an hour.
83: United look to break through Sanchez, but his square ball for Pogba is just an inch too far ahead of him and Huddersfield can breathe easy.
81: Ince, who has come on for Van la Parra, is found by Hadergjonaj's beautiful ball, but his touch is too heavy and Smalling comes away with the ball.
United fans... get used to this.
77: That's the end of Lukaku's afternoon. He gets a standing ovation having got the breakthrough goal, and is replaced by Martial.
75: Sanchez slips in Pogba, whose reverse ball into the box is cleared well by Zanka. The game petering out now,.
73: Valencia with a cross from the right flank into the path of Lukaku... but he miscues his effort well wide of the left-hand post.
71: Change for United. Mata has had an excellent game, and is replaced by Rashford.
GOAL! MAN UTD 2-0 HUDDERSFIELD (Sanchez 68)
Sanchez scores his first United goal in bizarre fashion! He wins the penalty just inside the box from Hefele's clumsy foul, and takes on the responsibility.
He steps up, Lossl makes a fine save to his left low down, but it's straight back into the path of the Chilean, who sweeps home with ease!
His first for United, and most probably not his last...
MAN UTD 1-0 HUDDERSFIELD
68: PENALTY TO MAN UTD!
66: Dropped? Rested? Who knows... but Pogba is coming on for Lingard for the final 25 minutes.
65: Sanchez picks up the ball brilliantly, is tripped by Fefele, tries to stay on his feet but eventually falls. Yellow for Hefele.
63: Matic is so calm and collected on the ball, even in tight places. Good performance so far from the Serbian.
61: Huddersfield change for the final half hour. Schindler is replaced by Hefele.
59: Jonathan Hogg is slightly late on Lingard, and picks up a booking.
57: United's attacking intent since the break has been chalk and cheese compared to the first half. Smiles around Old Trafford now, but it's only one... they'll be looking for a quick-fire second.
GOAL! MAN UTD 1-0 HUDDERSFIELD (Lukaku 55)
Great cross, great goal. Lukaku has been desperate for this service all afternoon, and he gets it from Juan Mata.
Mata is slipped in down the left behind the full back, and his first-time ball is superb. Lukaku's one-touch finish with his left foot is swept past Lossl into the bottom left corner. Brilliant.
MAN UTD 0-0 HUDDERSFIELD
54: Huddersfield fighting hard here at the back. United have most certainly stepped up the tempo in the second half. Sanchez slips in Shaw, but his centre towards Lukaku is cleared.
52: Free-kick to United 40 yards out, won by Sanchez yet again. He goes early, looking to play in Lukaku, but Lossl rushes out well.
50: United peppering the Huddersfield goal. Sanchez's effort is blocked by Kongolo vitally, and then Lingard slices an effort wide.
49: After those heroics, Smith goes in late on Sanchez and picks up a yellow. Sanchez delivers, Lossl loses his bearings, but Huddersfield bundle it away for a corner...
47: CHANCE! Nearly an opener for Sanchez! Lukaku has it in the area, it's bundled into Sanchez's path, but Smith puts in a brilliant last-ditch block from eight yards out!
46: Back under way at Old Trafford.
Manchester United paid tribute to the victims of the Munich Air Disaster 60 years on before kick-off this afternoon...
HT: Huddersfield have looked strong, organised and disciplined, but how long will that last in the second half? United not impressed with Attwell after McTominay was upended inside the box by Kongolo.
Improvement needed after the break...
45+1: Two minutes added on.
Sanchez is booked for a late tackle on Hadergjonaj, and shows dissent by walking away from Stuart Attwell.
45: Huddersfield corner, won on the right flank again from Smalling's header clear ahead of Depoitre.
The corner is cleared, there's some pinball in the box, and two Huddersfield efforts on the edge of the box are blocked! United living a tad dangerously there...
44: United are very narrow this afternoon. A real lack of width, but Huddersfield are defending so, so deep. Lack of penetration so far from the hosts, and it's quiet at Old Trafford.
42: Huddersfield playing the offside trap for each free-kick so far. It has worked twice, failed once. Worth the risk?
40: Lukaku lays the ball off to Mata and carries on with his run into the box. Mata so nearly finds him, but Zanka intercepts well.
38: Hesitancy at the back for Huddersfield. Lingard is allowed into the box and gets around goalkeeper Lossl, but at an acute angle, and his dinked cross is collected well by Lossl this time.
36: Lingard has a go from range, but Lossl holds it well.
At the other end, Huddersfield win a corner on the right. Fired in low, almost a cut-back, for Depoitre, but his effort is blocked. He looks to have taken a knock from that...
35: Early change for Huddersfield... Billing is being replaced by Mooy. Unsure whether Billing, who is on a booking, was injured.
33: Sanchez gets Old Trafford on their feet with a bursting run through midfield, before Van La Parra brings him down.
31: Lovely slipped pass from Sanchez to Valencia, but Kongolo closes the gap and it's a goal kick.
29: Sanchez has it in the box, can't quite get it from under his feet, and he goes down under no challenge whatsoever. He holds his foot as if it has been trodden on, but replays show it wasn't.
No fooling Stuart Attwell this time...
26: SAVE! Nearly Alexis Sanchez's big moment! He receives it on the edge, cuts inside and unleashes a fierce effort towards the near post... but Lossl is equal to it!
Mata is then booked for a nasty foul on Zanka in a nothing position near the byline.
24: Hilarious! Van La Parra is down 'injured' on the left flank, but as Huddersfield break and the ball comes towards him, he magically hops up and starts running towards the United half with the ball!
Jose Mourinho is unimpressed, as are the Old Trafford crowd!
22: Mata with a quite superb diagonal ball for Shaw, but his centre to Lukaku inside the six-yard box is cleared. Lingard then wins a corner on the right.
20: Drama here. Shaw lumps the ball back in the box, Lossl punches clear, McTominay slices back his return shot, before the ball loops back in the air.
HUGE penalty appeal as McTominay goes in with Kongolo for an aerial ball, and the Huddersfield man completely cleans out the midfielder! Nothing given!!
"Surely that has to be a penalty," says Matt Le Tissier on Soccer Saturday. Instead, a drop ball. Wrong decision, Stuart Attwell.
19: Mata curls in again, Lossl punches clear, Lingard then sees his volley blocked.
17: Van La Parra once again hauls down Valencia, and is told that's his last foul before a booking. Chance for a cross on the right again...
15: Billing goes in very late on McTominay in midfield, but he just about escapes a booking.
13: A bit of the ball for Huddersfield. Handergjonaj looks to play in Smith down the right flank, but it rolls out of play disappointingly.
11: Free-kick to United on the right as Valencia is tripped by Van La Parra. Mata delivers, Huddersfield try to play offside but Smalling is unmarked back post, clearly onside.
He looks to head back across goal, but it ends up in Lossl's hands!
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