Anthony Martial The Frenchman converted twice from close range from Marcus Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka to send the hosts into a two-goal lead before half time.He then completed his treble with a chip 15 minutes from time as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side reduced the deficit on the top four to just two points.Robin van Persie was the last United player to score a treble in the league.And while there was nothing to compare with the Dutchman’s brilliant volley against Aston Villa that helped seal the 13th and final title of Sir Alex Ferguson’s illustrious reign, Martial did complete his own milestone with a delightful chipped finish over Simon Moore after collecting Marcus Rashford’s return pass.The result moves United to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea, who entertain Manchester City today.However, for Chris Wilder’s visitors it was another disappointing day. The Blades have now picked up just one point from three games since the resumption and are yet to score.Solskjaer made five instant changes towards the end of the game with Nigeria forward, Odion Ighalo joining the fray. He however blew a chance to make it four for United.Elsewhere in Anfield last night, Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 to set the stage for their crowning today if Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea at StamfordShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram PREMIERIf Man City fail to beat Chelsea today Liverpool will crowned championsAnthony Martial netted the first hat-trick of his senior career as Manchester United kept up the pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea by easing past Sheffield United3-0 on Wednesday night.
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0Shares0000Chapa Dimba. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 29 – The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom football tournament will head to Western Region this weekend with over 260 teams expected to participate in over 50 different venues.The boys teams will play their games on Saturday and Sunday with the girls sides facing off October 7 and 8. “Western region has been a hub of football talent in the country for years and we are glad that this tournament represents a key stepping stone to discovering and propelling even more talent from there,” Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa said.This weekend’s games follows the successful group stage matches in Rift Valley and Eastern Regions.Nakuru All Stars, St. Andrews, and Ol Kalou All Stars are some of the teams that have qualified for the regional knockout stage while NYSA, Loyal Stars and Tumaini Shaker Girls lead the girls teams in the Rift.From Eastern Saku United and Saku Queens from Marsabit qualified for the regional knockout stage as did Kamwimbi Green Stars and Zion Queens from Meru and Tumaini FC and Ngakaa Talent Academy from Makueni.Teams that qualify from the group and knockout stages will move on to the regional finals with the grand finale set for March 2018.The competition aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propelling gifted players to the national team.“We remain committed to endeavors that shape and determine the future of our next generation. We wish all the participating teams the best of luck as they take part in this exciting journey,” Sylvia Mulinge, Director -Consumer Business said.At the grand finale, the winning teams will walk away with Sh1 million each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April 2018.Safaricom has invested Sh100 million towards the program which includes Shl10m worth of prizes as well as funds for renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)