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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 0-1 Leeds

27 mins: Off the line! Incredible defending from Leeds. Alejandro Garnacho makes a run in behind and is fed the ball. He carries it into the box and gets charged at by Illan Meslier.

Garnacho takes the ball around Meslier, sits down Luke Ayling with a cutback then curls a shot at goal but Max Wober has sprinted back to his goalline and nods the ball away!

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:29

Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

24 mins: Leeds are compact in defence and are making it really difficult for Manchester United to play through the middle of the pitch.

Instead the home side are utilising the wider areas to limited success.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:26

Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

21 mins: Ouch! That’s going to sting. Marcus Rashford is given the ball on the right wing and darts inside on his way to the box. He fires off a shot when he reaches the front edge and whacks Pascal Struijk right in the face as the defender puts a block in.

The medics are called on to make sure the Leeds defender is okay.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:22

Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

18 mins: Chance! That should have been an equaliser! Leeds try to play out from the back but lose possession.

Bruno Fernandes is played into space on the right side and whips a lovely cross over to the opposite side of the penalty area where Alejandro Garnacho brings the ball down.

He takes a touch then smokes one on the turn but pulls his shot mere inches wide of the near post!

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:20

Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

15 mins: Here’s a response from Man Utd. Luke Shaw swings a free kick into the middle of the Leeds box where the ball pinballs around.

It drops to Marcel Sabitzer - making his first start for the home side - but he volleys his effort over the top of the goal.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:16

Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

12 mins: Close! Leeds win the first corner of the game and it’s Gnonto who takes it. He passes a short one to Jack Harrison who curls a cross over to the far post.

Max Wober flicks the ball on to Pascal Struijk who nods one at goal and forces a sharp save out of David De Gea at the nearest post!

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:13

Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

9 mins: Leeds do make the early change. Crysencio Summerville comes on to replace Luis Sinisterra in a like-for-like change.

Jack Harrison brings the ball inside from the left wing and lifts one over to Patrick Bamford inside the Man Utd box. He’s under pressure from Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw which means he can’t bring it under control and the home side clear their lines.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:12

Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

6 mins: Luis Sinisterra is down for Leeds. He went to ground off the ball and clutched his hamstring when calling for the medics. There was a VAR check for Gnonto’s goal but Patrick Bamford kept himself onside and helped Leeds go in front.

Sinisterra has hobbled off the pitch and Leeds look like they’ve been forced into an early change.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:08

Man Utd 0-1 Leeds

3 mins: What a start this is from the visitors! Leeds have been struggling to score goals but Wilfried Gnonto’s taken his chance immediately.

The Whites now have something to hold onto.

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:05

GOAL! Man Utd 0-1 Leeds (Gnonto, 1’)⚽️

1 min: Leeds lead! They win the ball high up the pitch and give it to Wilfried Gnonto. He links up with Patrick Bamford for a one-two then carries it to the edge of the box before drilling a low strike past David De Gea!

Michael Jones8 February 2023 20:04

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