Updated: September 30, 2022
Sky Sports opted to show Watford vs Tottenham instead of Burnley vs Manchester United in Sunday’s 4pm kick offs.
In fairness, you can see why they went for the London derby.
Both Watford and Tottenham play good attacking football while Burnley vs Manchester United had 0-0 written all over it.
There were more goals at Vicarage Road but the game at Turf Moor was definitely more eventful.
Watford and Tottenham played out a tight game and it took a 53rd minute Abdoulaye Doucouré own goal to break the deadlock.
Troy Deeney got a deserved equaliser with just over 20 minutes to go before Craig Cathcart headed the winner home from a corner in the 76th minute.
Meanwhile, a vital game for Jose Mourinho started with a show of faith in the manager (or just frustration towards the board) as a plan with an was flown over the stadium.
A plane banner reading “Ed Woodward – A Specialist In Failure” flies over Turf Moor…
United needed a response after losing two of their three opening games and they started on top with Jesse Lingard at the centre of much of their attacking play, the England midfielder had 23 touches in as many minutes.
United had their lead just before the half-hour mark as Romelu Lukaku headed an Alexis Sanchez cross home.
It could have been two a few minutes later as Sanchez set up Lukaku but Joe Hart made the save on this occasion.
The second came just before the break as Burnley failed to deal with a Lingard effort before Lukaku fired his second goal in.
United continued to probe for another goal with Hart making a couple of saves before Marcus Rashford was fouled by Aaron Lennon for a penalty in the 68th minute.
Pogba’s stop-start penalty routine worked against him this time as Hart saved the spot-kick with his legs.
Minutes later Rashford saw red after reacting badly to a wild Phil Bardsley tackle as he got up and pushed his forehead into the defender’s face.
Lukaku passed up a golden chance for a hat-trick in the 79th minute after running on to a brilliant Pogba pass.
He rounded Hart and looked to have plenty of time to slot it in but Ben Mee managed to get back and put the Belgian off with Lukaku putting the ball wide.
There was still time for more drama as Mee appeared to deny Lukaku a clear scoring opportunity with a deliberate handball but the referee simply gave a throw-in, prompting a furious reaction from Mourinho.
It finished 2-0 to United, a badly needed three points for them while Burnley sit just one place off the foot of the table with one point.