Man United ends Watford's perfect start with 2-1 win in EPL

Manchester United teammates celebrate after scoring their side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manche

Manchester United teammates celebrate after scoring their side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manche

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku , centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer mat

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku , centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer mat

Watford's Andre Gray celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manchester Unit

Watford's Andre Gray celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manchester Unit

Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage R

Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage R

Manchester United's Paul Pogba, left, and Watford's Etienne Capoue challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Watfo

Manchester United's Paul Pogba, left, and Watford's Etienne Capoue challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Watfo

Watford's Andre Gray, right, scores his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manchester United at Vica

Watford's Andre Gray, right, scores his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manchester United at Vica

WATFORD, England (AP) — Manchester United ended Watford's unexpectedly perfect start to the English Premier League with a 2-1 victory in the fifth round on Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling both scored inside three minutes in the first half and Jose Mourinho's side had to withstand a second-half fightback by Watford.

After Andre Gray was left unmarked to pull one back for Watford, United was reduced to 10 men in stoppage time: Nemanja Matic received a second booking for bringing down Will Hughes.

It then took David de Gea's fingertips save from Abdoulaye Doucoure's header to ensure United claimed a third victory of the campaign.

Fourth-place Watford is still ahead of United, although the gap between the sides has been narrowed to three points.

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