Romelu Lukaku’s 100th Premier League goal helped Manchester United to a 2-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday.
The Belgium international’s milestone effort, followed by an Alexis Sanchez strike, were enough to seal all three points at Old Trafford and move United back above Liverpool into second place in the table.
One touch. Bang. Romelu Lukaku get his 100th Premier League goal! pic.twitter.com/Vam1qPjzAH
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 31, 2018
Swansea had only lost on two of their previous five visits to United in all competitions, but they never recovered from Lukaku’s fifth-minute opener, as Jose Mourinho’s side, for whom Paul Pogba was restored to the starting line-up, produced a largely commanding performance to claim their fourth league victory in a row.
Sanchez, whose last goal came in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town in February, deservedly doubled the lead after 20 minutes of arguably his best performance in a United shirt.
These type of finishes are so good. Keeper has no chance to react. So happy for Sanchez. pic.twitter.com/sh4PWIr2wU
— Öliver. (@UtdOliver) March 31, 2018
Carlos Carvalhal’s visitors improved after the break, with David de Gea making fine saves to keep out Tammy Abraham efforts, but they rarely looked likely to snatch a draw that would have lifted them four points clear of the relegation zone.
United’s win takes them two points above Liverpool, having played a game less, and back to within 13 of league leaders Manchester City ahead of their trip to Everton.