Man Utd beat Omonia Nicosia 3-2 - full fire off the bench

2022-10-07 10:08

Man Utd beat Omonia Nicosia 3-2 - full fire off the bench

Marcus Rashford came off the bench to help Manchester United overcome a half-time defeat to beat Omonia Nicosia 3-2 in the Europa League group stage in Cyprus .


Karim Ansarifade 's goal trailed United in the first half , Rashford came on at half-time to score and equalised within 20 minutes of Anthony Martial's arrival .

Rashford added United's third goal with six minutes remaining after Nicolas Panagioto pulled one back immediately . As a result, United are second in Group E with six points , three behind leaders Real Sociedad and three ahead of Tiraspol Sheriff . Omonia remains scoreless .


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Omonia Nicosia won just one of their previous 26 European games as they welcomed Manchester United to the GSP Stadium , despite dominating the first half in terms of possession and chances. United trailed 1-0 at half-time as a poor error from Tyrrell Malasia led to Karim Ansarifade's opener after a clinical counter-attack.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial came off the bench to beat the visitors 2-1 early in the second half. Rashford scored again to make it 3-1 before Nikolaos Panagiotou made it 3-2 to set up a tight end.

After a humbling derby defeat against Manchester City and an early Europa League loss to Real Sociedad, it wasn't a game ten Hagers could afford, and while the results were correct, the Dutchman would not be pleased with some of his performances. United should have been out of sight before Omonia opened the scoring and luckily Rashford and Martial came to the rescue in the second half.