J Mata (32),A Martial (60)
Man Utd vs Watford
3:00pm Saturday 11th February
MAN UTD 2-0 WATFORD
FT: That's it! Three points for United keeps them well in touch with the top four. Goals from Juan Mata and Anthony Martial settled it in a fine attacking affair at Old Trafford.
The home fans thoroughly entertained here. That's 16 unbeaten in the league for Mourinho and United. Stay tuned for highlights...
90+3: Yellow card for Valencia has he catches Holebas.
90+1: Three minutes added on.
89: United on the brink of going 16 unbeaten in the Premier League... and with one of their most impressive home performances of the season. They've settled since going 2-0 up, but the first hour was superb.
87: Success tries to slip in Janmaat, but it runs out of play. Mkhitaryan ahs taken a nasty cut to the lip, and is replaced by Lingard.
85: Change for Watford. Success is on, Cathcart is off.
83: Ibra is desperate to score! He feeds Mkhitaryan, then races into the area for the return. He stretches and gets a touch on the ball, but it goes back across goal and wide!
81: Martial has made an impression this afternoon, and gets a standing ovation from the home fans as he is replaced by Rashford.
80: SAVE! Ibrahimovic turns on the right and feeds Mkhitaryan into the area. He's at an angle, but shoots low, only for Gomes to gets down well and save.
Gomes has played well.. it could be five or six here.
78: Janmaat has another go from 20 yards, but De Gea has his near post guarded. It goes a yard or so wide.
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76: De Gea has to react swiftly as Deeney battles for the ball inside the area and shoots. The Spaniard beats it away well...
Change for Watford. Okaka is on, Zarate comes off.
74: Change for United. Mata, who has been outstanding, is replaced by Fellaini for the final quarter of an hour.
72: CHANCE! Big miss for Watford! Niang has completely breezed past Blind on the right again, sticks it across goal for Janmaat at the far post, but he blazes over with his left foot! He should be hitting the target...
70: Ibra is desperate to get on the scoresheet. He has it 25 yards out, looks to curl one for the bottom right corner, but doesn't quite catch it. Gomes does.
67: Niang gets past Blind far too easily and stick is across the face of goal, but there is no white shirt to get on the end of it.
65: More lovely play by United. Mkhitaryan is free down the right, spots Ibra hovering around the edge of the area, but the Swede's low effort is deflected wide.
63: Deeney shakes off Bailly with brilliant strength. He struggles to get it out of his feet as he looks to shoot, and fires it a few yards wide.
GOAL! MAN UTD 2-0 WATFORD (Martial 60)
Martial answers his critics superbly! It's another sweeping United attack as Mkhitaryan feeds Ibrahimovic, who then flicks it on to Martial brilliantly.
He's just onside, waits for options as he gets into the area... nothing opens up, so he uses Kaboul as a shield and fires into the bottom left corner from 10 yards! A big, relieving fist-pump from Jose on the bench.
MAN UTD 1-0 WATFORD
60: Watford seeing more of the ball in the second half. They've had 59 per cent possession, but United still on top here and look most likely to score next.
57: Ibra twists and turns in tight spaces inside the area. He gets near the byline, around eight yards out, but his effort hits the side-netting.
54: It's only 1-0, and Watford have a free-kick in a dangerous position... Zarate is over it, 20 yards out and shoots...
SAVE! It's so close for Zarate, who looks for the top left corner, but De Gea acrobatically tips it away! It wasn't quite in the corner, but a good save nonetheless.
52: Pogba lets the ball run through his legs for Ibra, who looks for the return, but Pogba is ushered out by Cleverley.
49: Pogba loves looking for Ibrahimovic. He sticks a lovely ball over the top of the defence, into the path of Ibra, but Gomes is out quickly to block.
47: Martial with a purposeful run forward down the left. He turns Cathcart, shoots left footed across goal, but it's always going wide.
46: Back underway. Janmaat is on for Watford, replacing Britos.
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HT: That's the half. The space in front of Watford's back four has been unbelievable, to be quite frank. United have produced wave after wave of attack, but just have the one goal to show for it. It could be 5-0 here, and Mazzarri needs to change things up.
45: Mkhitaryan lets the ball run across his body with his back to goal. He then shoots, 25 yards out left footed, but Gomes is down to save well.
43: Ibra gallops forward with Watford tracking back. He looks to feed an impossible ball inside for Mkhitaryan, but Gomes collects.
41: Brilliant from Bailly, who bamboozles his man inside his own box and clears. Very cool...
39: Big shout for a Watford penalty, but Bobby Madley waves play on. Capoue gets inbetween Smalling and Pogba, goes down as Smalling brings his leg back in, but nothing given. It looks like the correct decision.
36: United really fancy a second here before the break. Watford are on the ropes.
Valencia crosses into the area from the right with a fierce centre, but Kaboul is there to clear ahead of Martial.
34: That goal was a thing of beauty, coming after United had peppered the Watford goal. Mkhitaryan, Mata, Martial were all involved, and Mata in particular has been outstanding so far.
GOAL! MAN UTD 1-0 WATFORD (Mata 32)
Well, to say that goal has been coming would be an understatement. Mkhitaryan feeds Martial down the left after some neat interplay just inside the final third.
Martial crosses from the byline towards Ibra, he lets it through his legs, and Mata is there to sweep home for 1-0! At last!
MAN UTD 0-0 WATFORD
32: SAVE! Wow, how are Watford still level? Mata has been outstanding, gets to the byline and crosses for Ibrahimovic. The Swede heads towards goal from point-blank range, but Gomes saves somehow!
32: CHANCE! United are battering Watford here, and Mkhitaryan should score! Herrera finds the run of Mata inside the box, Mata stops, ponders, and finds Mkhitaryan in acres on the gallop. He just has to keep it on target and roll it into the net, but he blazes it over!
30: Blind gets free down the left and has plenty of red shirts running into the box. He cuts it back, it evades everyone but falls for Herrera outside the box, but the Spaniard slams it well over the bar!
28: SAVE! Best chance of the game for United. Valencia does really well on the right, twisting and turning and cutting the ball back for Pogba in the area.
He takes it first time on the volley, low towards the bottom left corner, but Gomes is down superbly to save! Fine stop.
27: CHANCE! Another half chance for Ibra, but again you'd expect him to do better. Pogba plays a superb ball to the Swede, who beats the offside trap and takes it down on his chest.
He has his back to goal, swivels at an angle, around 12 yards out, and blazes over the bar on the volley!
25: Free-kick to United, Mata crosses well into a dangerous area, but Kaboul clears in front of Bailly. Martial is then found in the area, but it's a complete airshot from the Frenchman.
22: Zarate tries an overhead kick, which he catches well but it's straight into De Gea's hands.
Quite an open affair here. Watford aren't afraid to get numbers forward, while United have been getting some space of their own in the Hornets' half.
20: CLOSE! What a strike from Holebas! He piles forward as United lose it in midfield, gets a yard on Bailly just outside the area, and fizzes a superb left-footed strike just wide of the post!
SAVE! At the other end, Pogba has a go from 20, 25 yards, and Gomes beats it away to his left. Mkhitaryan takes the corner, but it ends up out of play for a Watford goal kick.
18: Ibra uses Mkhitaryan as a wall, receives it on the half volley 25 yards out, but it's well wide of Gomes' left-hand post.
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16: Watford on the attack, and they get into a dangerous position on the left as Niang and Deeney exchange passes. In the end, Bailly is there to clear. Good start from the Ivorian centre half.
14: CLOSE! Brilliant strength from Ibrahimovic to push Kaboul off the ball. He feeds Martial, who superbly gets past Capoue and shoots, but it's deflected just wide of Gomes' goal!
Blind with the corner, but Zarate is on hand at the near post to clear.
12: Ibrahimovic dropping deep superbly here as United attempt to stretch Watford at the back. He slips the ball inside for Mkhitaryan, who takes two touches before shooting from 25 yards, and Gomes gets down well to his right to save and hold it.
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