Jesse Lingard can't stop scoring wonderful goals for Manchester United
- Author: Regina Holmes Jan 06, 2018,
Jan 06, 2018, 1:15
United, by contrast, have only won one of their last five games, although that victory did come last time out against Everton, while they have won five of their last six clashes with Derby, a run that includes a 3-1 victory when the two sides last met in the FA Cup in 2016.
The visitors had a rare chance three minutes before the break as Marcus Olsson fired a shot from just outside the box following a corner but it sailed over the bar and the half ended goalless. They're two clear of Cardiff City and Britsol City for third place and seven clear of seventh-place Sheffield United.
The visitors' starting line-up confirmed Gary Rowett's predominant focus on the Championship this season, where his side are vying for automatic promotion to the Premier League and now sit in 2nd place.
The tone of the first-half was set early on, as Paul Pogba's intricate skill helped him lay off Jesse Lingard inside the box, who could only shoot over the bar against the club United sent him on loan to in the 2014-15 season.
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On the other hand, the Rams are now unbeaten in their last seven matches and are second in the Championship with a fine shot of getting a chance to coming back to the Premier League.
It caused no surprise in the stands that Henrikh Mkhitaryan was brought off at the break for Romelu Lukaku, who missed his Everton homecoming on New Years Day after a nasty head injury on his last Old Trafford outing against Southampton.
However, with a replay suiting neither side both teams pushed forward for a victor and Lingard hit a great strike six minutes from time to put United ahead.
Lukaku was next to head wide on 55 minutes, before Thomas Lawrence forced a diving save from Romero.
Jose Mourinho remarked that the post "played well" for Derby as Man Utd secured a 2-0 win over the Rams in the FA Cup third round.