Manchester United have suffered in the past week, twice letting the opposition score injury time goals in their recent draw with Leicester City and EFL cup defeat at the hands of Championship side Bristol City, however this time it was their turn to snatch a point thanks to substitutes Jesse Lingard’s goal in the 91st minute giving them a 2-2 draw against Burnley.
Burnley had taken an early lead at Old Trafford, Ashley Barnes reacting quickest when Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s 3rd minute free kick wasn’t cleared!
With United boss Jose Mourinho giving Zlatan Ibrahimovic his first Premier League start of the season, along side Romelu Lukaku United fans were expecting to see plenty of action at the Burnley end, and were shocked when Steven Defour made it 0-2 ten minutes before the break, with a 30-yard free kick that flew past United Keeper De Gea into the top corner.
Mourinho made some changes at the turn around, with Ibrahimovic looking far from his best, Jess Lingard was brought on to add some speed and determination to the United attack. It didn’t take long and with 8 mins of the restart it was Lingard himself who opened the scoring for the home side with a cheeky back heel finish from Ashley Young’s pin point cross.
With United now controlling the majority of possession, they pushed forward at every opportunity but couldn’t convert the pressure into chances but as Burnley looked to have secured a famous win, up popped Jesse Lingard in injury time who fired home to salvage United a 2-2 draw.
The result is another blow to United’s already shattered Title chances as they are now 12 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City who play Newcastle tonight (wed)
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