A dramatic comeback against Leeds United earned Manchester United a point at Old Trafford. Despite conceding two goals, Manchester United successfully returned two to tie the match against Leeds United.
As it happened
Last night, Man United welcomed Leeds United at Old Trafford. In this match, Erik Ten Hag made several changes in his squad. Eriksen was injured, and Casemrio has been suspended for three games. Therefore, the manager deployed Fred along with Marcel Sabitzer.
Diogo Dalot is back with this match after missing several games. Furthermore, Antony and Anthony Martial were absent due to injuries. So Marcus Rashford led the attack with Weghorst and Garnacho.
On the other hand, Leeds’s boss played his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation, the same as Manchester United.
However, Leeds United stunned the home team in the very first minute. Forward Wilfried Gnonto’s brilliant strike outside from the box defeated David De Gea and found the net in the 1st minute. After that, Leeds United highly pushed Man United’s defender for the first 10 minutes. Manchester United couldn’t get enough space.
Eventually, the home team became stable and was looking for an equalizer. They could have scored one in the 27th minute as Garnacho dribbled past Leeds goalkeeper, but Wober clear the ball off the line. However, the scoreline didn’t change in the remaining minutes of the first half.
Returning from the break, Leeds United hit again. This time, Raphael Varane failed to clear and put the ball into his own net. As a result, Leeds United got a two-goal lead very early in the second half.
Conceding two goals, Manchester United had gone crazy. They became desperate to score one. Finally, Marcus Rashford stepped in to rescue the team. His powerful header in the 62nd minute found the net and kept the hope alive for Man United.
With this one, Marcus Rashford scored 11 goals in the EPL this season. However, Manchester United leveled the scoreline as Jadon Sancho scored in the 70th minute. This one is the first goal for Jadon Sancho since October. Anyway, both teams tried hard to score more in the remaining minutes but failed. As a result, the match ended in a 2-2 thrilling tie at Old Trafford.