Lindelof’s late dramatic goal secured Manchester United a draw from losing position

Manchester United 2-2 Burnley

Manchester United pressed hard for late comeback from 2-0 down to rescue a point against Burnley at Old Trafford. Lindelof scored his first goal in United color and Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer’s 100% winning record finally came to an end.

United dominated possession in the first half with Marcus Rashford missing a great opportunity and Pogba’s effort on goal was ruled offside. Burnley grew into the game and pressed hard on United defense.

Early second, Jack cork robbed Andreas Pereira, who made a rare start, then passed to Ashley Barnes as he played a superb shot high into the roof of the net to beat David de Gea.

United responded after the goal with high press and increased pressure in front of Burnley’s post, then the coach pulled┬áPereira and Lukaku and brought in Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard, both players who scored against Arsenal in the FA Cup Fourth round.

The visitors were well prepared as they doubled their lead after Chris Wood diverted a header from Barnes’ cross past De Gea nine minutes to regulation time.

But a much rejuvenated Reds fought on without giving up, United were heading for their first defeat under the interim manager Ole Gunnar until Paul Pogba scored from the penalty spot in the 87th minute and Victor Lindelof scrambled in a 92nd-minute equalizer.

The draw caused United to drop point for the first time under Solskjaer, having won their previous eight games with the Norwegian in charge, and fail to move level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea.

The point moves Burnley up to 15th, four points off the relegation zone and United remain 6th position with two points behind 4th placed Arsenal who moved level point with Chelsea after their win against Cardiff City.


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