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Leeds United vs Man United highlights as Rashford and Garnacho late show stuns hosts

Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho fired Manchester United to a late 2-0 victory over Leeds United in a feisty clash at Elland Road.

Four days on from the sides playing out a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford, Leeds made most of the running on home turf, with the industrious Crysencio Summerville going close on several occasions.

United offered little by way of an attacking threat for the most part, aside from Diogo Dalot thumping against the crossbar from long range after the hour.

But Rashford and Garnacho combined in a clinical late show as United moved up to second in the table ahead of Manchester City’s game with Aston Villa.

Leeds United vs Manchester United final score

1H 2H Final
LEE 0 0 0
MUN 0 2 2

Goals:

MUN — Marcus Rashford (Luke Shaw) — 80th minute

MUN — Alejandro Garnacho (Wout Weghorst) — 85th minute

Tyrell Malacia frequently looked uncomfortable as he was deployed in an inverted full-back role, but that did mean the Dutch youngster was in the perfect position to pressure Summerville into firing over from close range in the fourth minute.

Leeds United vs Man United highlights as Rashford and Garnacho late show stuns hosts

Malacia erred under Robin Koch’s long ball forward in the 44th minute and needed a combination of Harry Maguire — making just his fifth league start of the season – and David de Gea to thwart Summerville.

It seemed inevitable that Bruno Fernandes would score when Max Wober’s mistake left him through on goal in first-half stoppage time, although Illan Meslier stood firm to save superbly.

As was the case in the three prior halves of football between the teams this week, Leeds resumed with greater intensity and intent after the break. Half chances fell to Summerville, Jack Harrison and Luke Ayling in quick succession.

Erik ten Hag sent on Lisandro Martinez and Garnacho in a double change just after the hour mark, but the opening goal almost arrived from an unlikely source when Dalot crashed against the crossbar with a wonderful attempt from 30 yards.

De Gea, making his 400th Premier League appearance, produced a trademark save with his boot to frustrate Summerville one last time before the sting in the tail. Rashford headed home in expert fashion from Luke Shaw’s delicious cross before Garnacho capitalised upon some shrewd link play from Wout Weghorst.

United could have made it 3-0 late on, as both Rashford and Weghorst had the ball in the net, although both efforts were disallowed for offside.

Leeds United vs Man United highlights as Rashford and Garnacho late show stuns hosts
Leeds United vs Man United highlights as Rashford and Garnacho late show stuns hosts

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