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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:


GOAL! Man Utd 1-2 Leeds (Rashford, 62’)⚽️

62 mins: Manchester United get one back! The work the ball up to Pellistri inside the ball but he’s forced wide before he can shoot. Diogo Dalot pushes up on the right wing and receives the ball before flicking a cross into the middle of the box.

Marcus Rashford is on hand to leap towards the ball and he wins it in the air with a glorious header to the far bottom corner. Lovely finish!

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:28

Man Utd 0-2 Leeds

60 mins: Facundo Pellistri and Jadon Sancho come on for Man Utd to replace Alejandro Garnacho and Wout Weghorst. Marcus Rashford should slot into the central striker role now.

Sancho gets involved immediately, receiving the ball from Rashford but slipping Fred into the box. Fred’s cutback reaches Wober who belts it away for Leeds.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:26

Man Utd 0-2 Leeds

57 mins: Garnacho hasn’t had the best night for Man Utd but he’s won the home team a free kick on the right wing.

Bruno Fernandes whips the set piece into the box but Summerville gets his head to the ball first and works it over to the back of the penalty area.

Erik ten Hag is preparing a couple of changes.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:23

Man Utd 0-2 Leeds

54 mins: Weston McKennie earns himself a yellow card after fouling Fred and stopping the midfielder from taking a quick free kick. Luke Shaw comes over and gives the American a shove in a display of frustration.

Leeds are getting under Man Utd’s skin here.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:19

Man Utd 0-2 Leeds

51 mins: Leeds are firm favourites to go on and win this one now. Manchester United have looked a little toothless at times but they’ll need to switch it on now if they want to get back into this contest.

How long will it be before Erik ten Hag makes some changes?

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:18

GOAL! Man Utd 0-2 Leeds (Varane OG, 48’)⚽️

48 mins: Leeds score again! Alejandro Garnacho loses the ball to Robin Koch inside his own half and threads a pass into the box. Wilfried Gnonto collects the ball and slips it to Crysencio Summerville who looks to slide a pass into the six-yard area.

Raphael Varane sticks out a leg to block the pass but deflects it into the back of his own net!

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:15

Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

47 mins: There’s been no further changes on personnel but Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho have switched wings for Man Utd.

Leeds have started the second half strongly. Crysencio Summerville sees his shot from just inside the box lifted over the top and the home side defend the resultant corner.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:13

Second half: Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

The teams are back out for the second half at Old Trafford and Leeds get the ball rolling once again. Can they hold onto and extend their lead?

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:11

HT Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

This is the first time Leeds have led at half-time in a league game at Old Trafford since August 1991.

Erik ten Hag will be thinking of which changes to make for the second half. Expect Marcus Rashford to move over to the left wing pretty early on after the restart.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:07

HT Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

Wilfried Gnonto’s goal after 55 seconds is the second-earliest goal scored against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League, after Edin Dzeko’s strike in March 2014 for Manchester City (43 seconds).

Michael Jones8 February 2023 21:03

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