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Miserable Manchester United throw away another two-goal lead!



Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - April 27, 2023 Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes in action with Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane Action Images via Reuters/Paul Child

    Memory of Manchester United throwing away a two goal advantage in their encounter with Sevilla two weeks ago in the Europa League came back Thursday night as Tottenham Hotspur rallied from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United in a thrilling Premier League clash .

    The point left United six points clear of fifth-placed Spurs with two games in hand and all but puts paid to the London side’s hopes of Champions League football next season.

    Jadon Sancho put United ahead after seven minutes when he cut in from the left and struck a low right-foot shot into the far corner past three defenders and goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

    Rashford made it 2-0 just before halftime when he ran onto a long ball from Bruno Fernandes, outpaced Eric Dier and fired past Forster after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg lost possession.

    Tottenham fullback Pedro Porro got the hosts back in the game when he hooked a shot past keeper David De Gea in the 56th minute after a Harry Kane effort was blocked.

    The goal lifted Spurs and they created several more chances before Son Heung-min swept home a Kane cross in the 79th minute to rescue a point under interim head coach Ryan Mason.



    Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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