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Man United vs Omonia LIVE: Europa League result and final score as Scott McTominay fires last-minute winner

Manchester United 1-0 Omonia Nicosia: McTominay finally found a way through for United with their 33rd shot after an inspired perforance from goalkeeper Francis Uzoho

Michael Jones
Thursday 13 October 2022 22:21 BST
‘It was a reality check’ – Erik ten Hag on City match ahead EL match against Omonia

Scott McTominay struck a last-minute winner to save Manchester United from embarrassment in the Europa League after Erik ten Hag’s side were held for 93 minutes by Omonia Nicosia and an inspired perforance from goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.

United dominated the match at Old Trafford but were frustrated by Uzoho, who was only starting due to an injury to first-choice Fabiano, and scored with their 33rd shot on goal.

Uzoho made several key saves to deny Marcus Rashford while Casemiro rattled the crossbar, before Omonia wasted a golden opportunity just before the break as Bruno blazed wide when the visitors had a two-on-one.

The Nigeria international Uzoho then made a brilliant double save to deny Antony and then Rashford from close range, before the England forward pushed a one-on-one well wide of the target.

McTominay’s winner keeps United’s hopes of beating Real Sociedad to top spot in Group E alive with two games remaining. Follow live reaction to United’s late win, below:


Scott McTominay finally beats inspired Francis Uzoho with last-minute winner for Man United

In a tweet posted on the day this Europa League group was drawn, Omonia Nicosia’s back-up goalkeeper Francis Uzoho vowed to “for sure die for that post” should he somehow get the chance to play at the home of the club he has supported since a boy. He did get that chance, and did just about everything in his power to deny Manchester United. He did, for 93 minutes. He spent the 94th laid out on his back in despair.

Scott McTominay’s winner at the death, from his side’s 33rd shot on Uzoho’s goal, prevented the seventh-best team in Cyprus last season from taking a historic point at Old Trafford. It avoided one of the more ignominious results in United’s storied European history and put Erik ten Hag’s side all but through to the knock-out stages. A point at home to Sheriff Tiraspol in fortnight’s time will be enough to progress.

This was a long night for United, one which saw Ten Hag’s players grow visibly desperate as it dragged on. Countless chances went begging. For all Uzoho’s brilliance, his goal led a charmed life at times too. Omonia’s resistance was eventually broken by a neat turn from substitute Jadon Sancho, in a cameo that may ignite his stalling Old Trafford career, and McTominay’s drive past the poor goalkeeper.

Scott McTominay finally beats inspired Francis Uzoho with late winner for Man United

Manchester United 1-0 Omonia Nicosia: McTominay found a way past Uzoho in the 93rd minute to keep hopes of finishing top of their Europa League group alive

Michael Jones13 October 2022 22:15

‘Not a coincidence’ in-form Arsenal ended Bodo/Glimt’s winning run says Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said it was “not a coincidence” that it was his in-form side who ended Bodo/Glimt’s run of 14 consecutive home European wins earlier this evening.

The Gunners left the Arctic Circle with a hard-fought 1-0 Europa League victory as Bukayo Saka scored the only goal of the evening in fortuitous circumstances.

The win, Arsenal’s 11th in 12 games across all competitions this season, puts them on the brink of qualifying for the knockout stages.

Mikel Arteta: ‘Not a coincidence’ in-form Arsenal ended Bodo/Glimt’s winning run

The Gunners claimed their 11th win in 12 matches this season thanks to Bukayo Saka’s goal.

Michael Jones13 October 2022 22:11

FT Man Utd 1-0 Omonia

Manchester United attempted 34 shots in this game, the highest total for any team in a single match in the Europa League this season.

Marcus Rashford had 10 of them, again the highest total by an player in the competition in 2022/23.

Michael Jones13 October 2022 22:08

FT Man Utd 1-0 Omonia

Scott McTominay is the first substitute to score a 90th minute winning goal in a European match for Manchester United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the 1999 Champions League final.

Michael Jones13 October 2022 22:05

FT Man Utd 1-0 Omonia

Scott McTominay came off the bench to secure Manchester United a much needed victory at Old Trafford against Omonia Nicosia.

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Michael Jones13 October 2022 22:00

FT Man Utd 1-0 Omonia

That victory means that Manchester United still have the chance to finish at the top of Group E with two games to go. Real Sociedad have won all four of their games so far but they play United again in the final game of the group.

It seems likely that these two teams will go through but the second placed team will have to advance through a play-off match with one of the dropped Champions League teams in order to reach the last-16.

Michael Jones13 October 2022 21:56

Full-time: Man Utd 1-0 Omonia

90+5 mins: There’s the whistle. Manchester United take all three points after a determined performance from Omonia Nicosia almost held them to a draw.

Scott McTominay is the hero of the night and United’s hopes of topping Group E are still in tact.

Michael Jones13 October 2022 21:52

GOAL! Man Utd 1-0 Omonia (McTominay, 90+3')⚽️

90+3 mins: Scott McTominay wins it for Manchester United!

United work the ball from right to left and send it up to Jadon Sancho. He weaves and twists his way into the box before squaring the ball to McTominay who takes a touch, knocks it to the right and slots one underneath Francis Uzoho!

The goalkeeper is finally beaten and United have their goal.

Michael Jones13 October 2022 21:49

Man Utd 0-0 Omonia

90+2 mins: Rashford wins a free kick that Eriksen sends into the box. Adam Lang is there to head it clear and the return ball is claimed by the goalkeeper.

Michael Jones13 October 2022 21:48

Man Utd 0-0 Omonia

90 mins: Hope for Manchester United yet as there is five minutes off added time to play. Shaw floats a cross into the box but his pass just clips the head of Jadon Sancho and Omonia scurry it clear.

Michael Jones13 October 2022 21:47

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