Dec, 21st 2020 – Manchester United thrashed Leeds United 6-2 at old Trafford to move to third place just five points off the top with a game in hand.
Scott McTominay scored twice in three minutes to become the first player to achieve the feat in a Premier League game .
The midfielder found the bottom corner with a ferocious drive after just 67 seconds, before doubling his tally moments later with a clever finish from Anthony Martial’s pass.
Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof increased the home side’s lead, with Liam Cooper’s header reducing the arrears at the end of a pulsating first 45 minutes.
Daniel James broke clear of the Leeds defence to restore the hosts’ four-goal advantage 20 minutes into the second half, before Fernandes added his second of the game from the penalty spot after Martial had been tripped by Pascal Struijk.
Stuart Dallas curled home a stunning second consolation for Leeds, a fitting end to one of the games of the season that included 43 shots.