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Lukaku, Smalling score as Man Utd bounce back at Bournemouth

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Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling were both on target as Manchester United returned to winning ways at Bournemouth in a Premier League encounter on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils, who fell to a home defeat last Sunday against West Brom, bounced back to strengthen their grip on second place in the league table.

Smalling put his side ahead on 28 minutes when he pounced from close range after Ander Herrera’s pass allowed Jesse Lingard to cross.

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Lukaku then fired the second 20 minutes from time from a good run driven by Paul Pogba.

The Jose Mourinho side are now four points ahead of third-placed Liverpool with four games left, and will play host to Tottenham in the FA Cup semifinals this weekend.

Meanwhile, United’s defeat on Sunday confirmed leaders Manchester City as the 2017-18 Premier League champions.

 

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