September 2, 2018 / 5:04 PM / 22 days ago

Soccer-Lukaku double at Burnley gets United back to winning ways

* United back to winning ways with 2-0 win over Burnley

* Romelu Lukaku headed United ahead in 27th minute

* Lukaku’s 44th-minute close-range effort made it 2-0

* Paul Pogba had a 69th-minute penalty saved by Joe Hart

* United substitute Marcus Rashford sent off in 71st minute

* Burnley at Wolves next, United go to Watford

BURNLEY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 2

Sept 2 (Reuters) - 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.

But it was not all good news for Jose Mourinho, who received vocal backing from the United fans, as substitute Marcus Rashford was sent off in the 71st minute for pushing his forehead into Phil Bardsley’s head.

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 the red card Mourinho’s side hung on comfortably for their second win of the season.

Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ed Osmond

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