Lukaku Double as United Bounce Back, Arsenal Edge 5-Goal Thriller

Romelu Lukaku struck twice as Manchester United returned to winning ways after two successive Premier League losses with a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.

Heavily criticised for his misses in the 3-0 reverse against Spurs, Lukaku opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a simple back-post header from an Alexis Sanchez cross and doubled the advantage just before the break from close range.

United’s French international Paul Pogba had a 69th-minute penalty saved by Burnley’s former Manchester City keeper Joe Hart but despite a red card for Marcus Rashford, Jose Mourinho’s side hung on comfortably for their second win of the season.

Earlier, Cardiff City scored their first league goals of the season but Arsenal took the points as Alexandre Lacazette struck a superb late winner to secure a 3-2 victory in a Premier League thriller in south Wales on Sunday.

The Gunners went ahead when Shkodran Mustafi powered home a header from a corner, but Victor Camarasa sparked joyous scenes when he hammered home for the hosts just before the break following a goal mouth scramble.

Arsenal restored their lead just past the hour mark when Mesut Ozil and Lacazette combined well to tee up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to curl home from 20 yards but once again Cardiff responded with Danny Ward heading past Cech.

Lacazette sealed victory for Arsenal in the 81st minute when he was allowed to turn in the box by Sol Bamba before firing into the top corner from a tight angle.

Elsewhere, Watford’s stunning start to the season hit a new high as they made it four successive Premier League wins with a shock 2-1 success against Tottenham on Sunday.

Having fallen behind to Abdoulaye Doucoure’s 54th minute own goal, Watford responded impressively to claim the points through headers from Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart.

Javi Gracia’s men now sit third on the table after four games.

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