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The early days of the Premier League are no better than this.
Manchester United and Leeds United fans have been waiting close to two decades to resume their fierce rivalry and the pair made up for lost time by producing a brilliant 45-minute start on Sunday.
Things got off to an explosive start when Scott McTominay became the first Premier League player to grab a double in the first three minutes of a game. Yes, don’t worry, you read that right.
Scott McSauce lived up to his nickname with his first goal, launching a shot beyond the reach of Illan Meslier with just 67 seconds played.
His second goal was also quite cheeky. Coming to the end of Anthony Martial’s pass, McTominay finished in stride and entered the record books in the process.
Unsurprisingly, his passionate and fun club was delighted and took to Twitter to celebrate.
Not to be overshadowed by his midfield compatriot, Bruno Fernandes made it 3-0 against United in 20 minutes, beating Meslier from inside the area.
It was his 28th direct goal of the season and the highlight of his excellent performance in the first half.
Just when United thought things couldn’t get better, Victor Lindelof got down to business. Holding on to Martial’s pitch from a corner, the Swede managed to shoot home at the back post ahead of Stuart Dallas.
However, that was not all he wrote. Just before halftime, Leeds received the slightest of lifesavers when Liam Cooper nodded from a corner.
The goal capped a really crazy 45 minutes. Whatever happens from here on, it will go down as one of the craziest first halves in Premier League history.