Manchester United 1-0 Wolves: Premier League – as it happened

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Ugly 1-0 wins are a mark of potential champions, so United will take great pleasure from that - especially as they have struggled to win games likes these in the last few years. Marcus Rashford’s deflected injury-time goal puts them second in the table, two points behind Liverpool. You have to feel for Wolves, whose youngsters defended almost flawlessly and deserved a 0-0 draw. Thanks for your company, goodnight!

Updated at 5.03pm EST

Full time: Man Utd 1-0 Wolves

90+5 min Scott McTominay replaces Bruno Fernandes.

That is so harsh on Wolves. Fernandes started the move with a booming crossfield pass to find Rashford on the right of the area. He faced up Ait-Nouri, twisting this way and that before hitting a left-footed shot that deflected off the chest of Saiss and wrongfooted Rui Patricio. It’s Rashford’s goal I think.

Updated at 4.54pm EST

GOAL! Man Utd 1-0 Wolves (Rashford 90+3)

Manchester United have nicked it!

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Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates with teammate Paul Pogba after scoring.
Marcus Rashford of Manchester United celebrates with teammate Paul Pogba after scoring. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Updated at 4.58pm EST

90+3 min Martial was touched very slightly by Neves during that run. It wasn’t a foul, but had he gone down, in the current climate, it would probably have been given.

90+2 min Martial does brilliantly to wriggle away from two defenders just inside the area, but Saiss comes across to make his umpteeth interception of the night.

90+1 min Five minutes of added time. Steve Bruce is getting ready to come on.

90 min Pogba plays a one-two-three with Martial and tries to move away from Hoever, who wins the ball immaculately and is then fouled by Pogba. He’s been so good.

Updated at 4.48pm EST

89 min They could play until 2021 and it would probably still be goalless.

87 min This has been a near perfect defensive away performance from Wolves.

85 min Shaw fires a sharp pass into Fernandes, unmarked 25 yards out. His first touch is perfect, teeing himself up for a vicious shot that is superbly blocked by Coady. Fernandes appealed for a penalty but there was nothing wrong with it.

84 min David de Gea is rolling round in pain. He threw the ball out and then accidentally ran straight into Adama Traore, which is one of the less rewarding things you can do on a football field. After a bit of treatment, de Gea is okay to continue.

Updated at 4.42pm EST

82 min Wolves’ young defenders - Hoever, Kilman and especially Ait-Nouri - have been brilliant.

81 min Moutinho flips a delicious outside-of-the-foot pass over the defence for Ait-Nouri, who surges into the area and drives a cross shot from a very tight angle that is pushed away by de Gea. Happily for him it goes straight to Maguire rather than Fabio Silva.

79 min Saiss makes a great block from Rashford, though again the flag went up once the attack was completed.

77 min Fernandes and Pogba combine nicely to find Martial unmarked on the edge of the D. He hammers a first-time shot over the bar. United have been better in the last 10 minutes though, with Pogba and Fernandes much more influential.

76 min Both teams have one substitution remaining, though there’s no sign yet of Donny van de Beek, or Axel Tuanzebe for that matter.

75 min Pogba, found by Fernandes, hits a blistering long-range shot that is well held to his left by Rui Patricio.

74 min “Fabio Silva,” says Gary Naylor, “looks like an extra in a Derek Jarman movie.”

73 min Rui Patricio is booked for timewasting.

73 min “Hi Rob,” says Simon McMahon. “If Matt’s needing a bit of a pick me up, and let’s be honest, why wouldn’t he after the year Liverpool have had, he can have a #hoorayfordony from me for nothing.”

Updated at 4.32pm EST

72 min de Gea makes another good reaction save from Saiss, who was up for a corner. The flag went up subsequently so it wouldn’t have counted.

No penalty! That would have been given earlier in the season but not now, and thank goodness for that.

Updated at 4.29pm EST

69 min: Cavani has a goal disallowed for offside! United are appealing for handball just before that. Bailly’s header hit the hand of Coady, and then Cavani - who was offside from the header - swept it past Rui Patricio. Coady’s hand was slightly away from his body, but I think it would be very harsh to give this.

Updated at 4.29pm EST

69 min Pogba crosses low towards Cavani, who is just beaten to the ball by Saiss. Corner to United...

68 min Wolves make another change: Fabio Silva on, Pedro Neto off.

65 min Ait-Nouri is also down receiving treatment on his left arm.

Updated at 4.24pm EST

64 min Anthony Martial does indeed replace Mason Greenwood. He goes left, Rashford moves right.

64 min Fernandes’s cross is headed over by Rashford, under a lot of pressure from Coady. It wasn’t much of a chance. Podence was down at the time, so Wolves wouldn’t have been thrilled had that gone in.

Updated at 4.23pm EST

63 min Wolves have been the better team in the second half. Traore plays in the overlapping Hoever, whose chipped cross is headed away by Bailly. The 18-year-old Hoever has been ever so impressive at right wing-back.

62 min Anthony Martial is about to come on, probably for the disappointing Mason Greenwood.

61 min “Just catching up with events so far, scrolled back through the coverage and saw Neil Carter’s questions about van de Beek,” says Matt Dony. “In my haste, I mis-read his hashtag, and thought it was some long-overdue positivity aimed at me. Ah well. Maybe next year will be my year. Matt Dony (with just the one N).”

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