Real Sociedad 0-1 Man Utd: The Red Devils edge to victory but miss top spot

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Real Sociedad suffered a home defeat to Manchester United at the Reale Arena. Both Real and Man U arrived on the back of wins. Real were looking to continue their good run after winning their previous two games against Omonia Nicosia away and Sheriff Tiraspol at home, by 2-0 and 3-0 respectively. Man U were hoping to continue their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Sheriff Tiraspol and Omonia Nicosia. Following the final whistle at the end of the last match of the Europa League Group Stage season for both sides, Real are now in 1st place on the table and have 15 points while Man U sit in 2nd with 15 points after 6 matches.

Man U started the first half well, when Alejandro Garnacho found the net, 17 minutes in, ending the first half 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Real included Aritz Elustondo, Robert Navarro, Ander Guevara, Jon Magunacelaya and Igor Zubeldia for Andoni Gorosabel, Pablo Marin, Carlos Fernandez, Alexander Sorloth and Brais Mendez, respectively. Man U brought on Marcus Rashford, Scott Mctominay, Fred and Harry Maguire, to replace Donny Van De Beek, Victor Lindelof, Christian Eriksen and Alejandro Garnacho.

There were bookings for Brais Mendez and Carlos Fernandez from Real. For Man U, Lisandro Martinez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Dalot saw yellow.

Technical card:
Real Sociedad:Alex Remiro, Andoni Gorosabel (Aritz Elustondo, min.58), Robin Le Normand, Jon Pacheco, Diego Rico Salguero, Pablo Marin (Robert Navarro, min.59), Martin Zubimendi, Mikel Merino, Brais Mendez (Igor Zubeldia, min.82), Carlos Fernandez (Ander Guevara, min.73) and Alexander Sorloth (Jon Magunacelaya, min.82)
Manchester United:David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof (Scott Mctominay, min.58), Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Donny Van De Beek (Marcus Rashford, min.58), Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen (Fred, min.82), Cristiano Ronaldo and Alejandro Garnacho (Harry Maguire, min.82)
Stadium:the Reale Arena
Goals:Alejandro Garnacho (0-1, min. 17)