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Man Utd vs Leeds LIVE: Premier League result and final score as Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford earn draw

Manchester United 2-2 Leeds United: The visitors led by two goals but Erik ten Hag’s side denied their rivals a vital win as Rashford and Sancho rescued a draw

Michael Jones
Wednesday 08 February 2023 22:33 GMT
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Substitute Jadon Sancho secured Manchester United a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Leeds to deny their managerless rivals a famous first league win at Old Trafford in 42 years.

The relegation-threatened Whites sacked Jesse Marsch on Monday and caretaker replacement Michael Skubala was on course to mastermind an unforgettable victory two days later.

Wilfried Gnonto fired the visitors ahead after 55 seconds and Raphael Varane turned into his own goal early in the second half as Leeds dreamt of a first league win at Old Trafford since February 1981.

But Erik ten Hag’s United are made of stern stuff and rallied impressively, with Marcus Rashford’s header followed by substitute Sancho’s first goal since September in a thrilling 2-2 draw.

Illan Meslier superbly stopped Varane scoring a winner at the end of a rip-roaring tussle that adds excitement ahead of Sunday’s return fixture at a bouncing Elland Road.

Follow all the reaction from Old Trafford as Man Utd take on Leeds in the Premier League:


Man Utd 2-2 Leeds

90 mins: Five minutes of stoppage time to play. That’s more than enough time for one of these teams to get a winner. Will we see some late drama?

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:56

Man Utd 2-2 Leeds

87 mins: Chance! Manchester United pile the pressure on Leeds - mianly through Sancho on the left - and come close to the winning goal.

Sancho gives the ball to Luke Shaw who curls in a cross. Bruno Fernandes gets his head to the ball but he’s on the stretch and nods it wide of the back post!

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:51

Man Utd 2-2 Leeds

84 mins: Will there be another twist to this game? Erik ten Hag seems to be securing his defence with his substitutions but Leeds are pressing for another goal.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:49

Man Utd 2-2 Leeds

81 mins: Into the last 10 minutes at Old Trafford and both teams are pushing for a winning goal. Marcel Sabitzer is booked because he has to cover for Fred who plays a blind pass and gives the ball away about 25-yards out from his own goal.

Victor Lindelof and Tyrell Malacia come on for Man Utd with Sabitzer and Diogo Dalot heading off.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:47

Man Utd 2-2 Leeds

78 mins: Save! Man Utd take the ball free kick and play Fernandes into space on the right wing. He whips a cross into the middle and finds Raphael Varane who leaps above Luke Ayling.

Varane hits a sweet header at goal but Illan Meslier makes a short stop and pushes the ball over the top! Great save from the Leeds goalkeeper.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:44

Man Utd 2-2 Leeds

76 mins: Junior Firpo cynically drags Marcus Rashford to the floor after the forward threatens to break in behind. It’s a good decision as Rashford would have been in on goal but Firpo earns himself a yellow card.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:42

Man Utd 2-2 Leeds

73 mins: There’s a spring in Manchester United’s step now. They believe that they can win this game now. Tyler Adams is down after blocking a cross from Jadon Sancho. There’s nothing wrong with him and he’s just trying to give his side a breather.

Bruno Fernandes swings a corner ball into the middle of the box but it’s dealt with by the visitors.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:40

GOAL! Man Utd 2-2 Leeds (Sancho, 70’)⚽️

70 mins: Equaliser! Welcome back Jadon Sancho. He’s been bright and lively since coming on. The winger takes the ball down the wing and slips Luke Shaw to the byline.

Shaw’s cross is blocked and bounces back to Sancho who checks to the right and whips a shot past the unsighted Illan Meslier.

Game on.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:37

Man Utd 1-2 Leeds

68 mins: Leeds may sense a bit of a threat to their lead after that Rashford goal. The visitors seem determined to restore their two-goal cushion. Luke Ayling pushes high up the pitch and smokes a long-range effort high over the crossbar.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:33

Man Utd 1-2 Leeds

65 mins: Now there’s a game on. Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford have gone off for Leeds with Georginio Rutter and Brenden Aaronson coming on.

Off the post! Leeds win a free kick within shooting range after a foul from Fred. Aaronson takes it and whips the ball through the middle of the wall before rattling the left-hand post!

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:31

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