United secure fifth straight win

Manchester United came from two goals to beat Hull City at the KC Stadium yesterday afternoon, and secure a fifth straight victory in all competitions.

Former United youngster James Chester put the hosts ahead after just four minutes before David Meyler doubled their advantage soon after.

Chris Smalling then pulled one back for David Moyes’ men on nineteen minutes before Wayne Rooney levelled terms seven minutes later with his 150th league goal for the club.

Chester then headed into his own goal on sixty-six minutes to hand his former club three points, which keep them in seventh place, eight points behind leaders Arsenal.

Antonio Valencia was dismissed late on after picking up a second yellow card for kicking the ball away.

The champions will now turn their attention to Saturday afternoon’s trip to Norwich City, where they could be without defender Rafael, who was substituted with a hamstring injury on Boxing Day.

Antonio Valencia serves a one-match ban, while Phil Jones has been ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring injury.
Victory could see United rise to fifth place is Newcastle United fail to beat Arsenal at St James’ Park, and Everton lose to Southampton at Goodison Park.