Manchester United vs Sevilla LIVE: Result and reaction as own goals cost United in Europa League quarter-final

Man Utd 2-2 Sevilla: Late goals cancel out Marcel Sabitzer’s first half brace

Ben Fleming
Thursday 13 April 2023 23:08 BST
Ten Hag optimistic over Rashford's injury

Manchester United squandered a two goal lead at Old Trafford to keep their Europa League quarter-final with Sevilla delicately poised after the first leg.

Jadon Sancho had a goal disallowed after just 27 seconds for an offside before Marcel Sabitzer opened the scoring inside 15 minutes. He swept inside of Marcao and curled a left-footed strike past Bono to find the back of the net.

The Austrian added a second seven minutes later as Anthony Martial picked him out in the box and he fizzed a fine effort into the far corner to give United control in a dominant first half.

The second 45 minutes were a closer affair. Sevilla grew into the game and targeted Tyrell Malacia who struggled all night. Jesus Navas forced an own goal to get the visitors back into the match before an unfortunate Harry Maguire deflected a header from Youssef En-Nesyri past David De Gea to earn the Spaniards a draw.

Relive all the action from the Europa League as Manchester United draw with Sevilla:


Full-time: Man Utd 2-2 Sevilla

Sevilla’s Europa League magic leaves Erik ten Hag with questions to answer as a resurgent Sevilla burst into life to cancel out Marcel Sabitzer’s first half brace.

Read Richard Jolly’s full-time report from Old Trafford:

Sevilla’s Europa League magic leaves Erik ten Hag with questions to answer

Man Utd 2-2 Sevilla: A resurgent Sevilla burst into life to cancel out Marcel Sabitzer’s first half brace

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 22:34

Erik ten Hag speaks to BT Sport

On the game: “We had the game in our hands. We should have scored three or four if I’m honest and then we had some unlucky moments with injuries. We had to make some subs because of injuries and bookings and we lost control. We switched off and then it was another unlucky moment with Martinez and then we are down to 10.

“We conceded two own goals - that is bad luck. We have to deal with it, we have to learn, we have to kill the game but everything is still open for the next game.”

On the injuries to Martinez and Varane: “It doesn’t look that great but we have to wait but I can’t say at this moment. The same with Varane, I haven’t spoken with him after the game, but that is an injury he’s been complaining about over the last couple of weeks so we have to see how it’s now.”

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 22:41

Marcel Sabitzer speaks to BT Sport

“I’ve trouble finding the right words - it was like a roller coaster game. We played a good first half with good chances and we had to finish the game off. At the end, it’s a draw - that’s not what we wanted. We have to go to Sevilla and get it down there.”

“We had to finish the game off. We had the chances, we were confident in the game and we controlled the game but unfortunately, we gave easy goals away. We can’t concede goals like that and we’re disappointed now.

“In a competition like this, you have to be focused until the end and just one per cent less and you can give the game away. The last minutes were a bit strange, going one man down but we had to get the result. It was two stupid goals and that’s not what we wanted.

“Very frustrated - you cannot concede goals like this. We didn’t focus until the end and when you are 2-0 up, you have to get it done.”

Marcel Sabitzer proved his worth in the absence of Marcus Rashford

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 22:27

More unwanted history

United’s winless run against Sevilla continues - they now haven’t won in any of the four games against the Spanish side. The nature of the draw is also a first for United in 12 years:

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 22:18

Rotten luck for the reds

One own goal is unlucky, two is almost unheard of. Chelsea are the only other English side to manage that feat before in Europe...

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 22:08

Full-time: Man Utd 2-2 Sevilla

Crikey, that is some collapse from a United perspective. To make matters worse, they will definitely be without Fernandes in the second leg after the midfielder picked up a yellow card.

Both Varane and Martinez left the pitch with injuries as well - Martinez, in particular, looked to be in some discomfort. Troubling signs for the Red Devils.

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 22:04

FULL-TIME: Man Utd 2-2 Sevilla

This Old Trafford crowd is shell-shocked into silence. It all looked so comfortable and yet as the full-time whistle goes, United have to settle for a draw. Sabitzer had put them two goals to the good after 21 minutes and United must now rue taking their foot off the gas in the second half.

Sevilla were not at their best but two late own goals - after deflections off Malacia and Maguire - mean they have rescued a draw deep into injury time. That’s a massive result for them and United now face a tough ask in the second leg away in Spain next week.

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 22:01

Man Utd 2-2 Sevilla

90+6: Sevilla pour on more pressure late on but United are able to clear the corner deep in added time.

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 21:58

Man Utd 2-2 Sevilla

And here is the second courtesy of a wicked deflection off Maguire:

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 21:57

Man Utd 2-2 Sevilla

Let’s take a look at those two own goals. Here is the first after a lapse in concentration from Malacia:

Ben Fleming13 April 2023 21:57

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