Manchester United score first league goal at Turf Moor in over 40 years

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The Frenchman opened the scoring for the Red Devils on Sunday afternoon in what was the club's first goal at the stadium in over four decades

Anthony Martial opened the scoring for Manchester United against Burnley on Sunday afternoon, registering the club's first Premier League strike at Turf Moor in over 40 years.

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United had scored just once in their last four league games at the stadium, with that goal coming from Lou Macari in April 1976.

Burnley also beat United 1-0 at home in 2009 and drew 0-0 at the beginning of the 2014-15 season.

Martial, who started the move before playing a neat one-two with Ander Herrera, calmly struck the ball past Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton after 21 minutes. 

The goal also marked the first goal against the Clarets in the Premier League this season, having drawn the reverse fixture 0-0 earlier in the campaign.

Martial's goal was the club's 43rd shot, however, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasting a host of opportunities at Old Trafford in October.

United move to just one point behind rivals Manchester City with a victory against Burnley, just days ahead of the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium on April 27.

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