Although starting on the bench after illness and injury, he was introduced in the first half when Antony was taken off on a stretcher.
His moment came when Bruno Fernandes capitalised on a poor pass in defence by Wesley Fofana to tee up the homegrown forward, who needed a couple of bites at it before tapping in with Kepa Arrizabalaga grounded.
That was his 17th league strike of the campaign, to add to his six in both the Europa League and Carabao Cup and one in the Emirates FA Cup.
With two matches still to play, it’s comfortably the best tally in a single term for the Manchester-born striker, beating the 22 he netted across all competitions in 2019/20.
Rashford is the first person to hit 30 goals for us since Robin van Persie finished with that number in 2012/13.