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Bruno Fernandes Scored An Opening-Day Hat-Trick As Man U Swept Leeds Aside

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Bruno Fernandes scored an opening-day hat-trick as Manchester United swept Leeds aside with a devastating second-half display.

The Portugal midfielder opened the scoring on the half-hour mark at a packed Old Trafford, but Luke Ayling’s thunderous strike drew Leeds level early in the second half.

Mason Greenwood restored the hosts’ lead with a crisp finish less than two minutes later, before Fernandes’ low shot was ruled to have crossed the line by referee Paul Tierney after a check of goalline technology.

The 26-year-old quickly completed his hat-trick with a thumping finish from Victor Lindelof’s pass, before Fred added United’s fourth goal in 14 minutes from Paul Pogba’s cross – the Frenchman’s fourth assist of the afternoon.

Full Time score lines

Manchester United 5
Leeds United 1

Everton 3
Southampton 1

Chelsea 3
Crystal Palace 0

Watford 3
Aston Villa 2

Leicester City 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0

Burnley FC 1
Brighton & Hove Albion FC 2

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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