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Leeds 2-4 Manchester United – Premier League Highlights – Playon99 News



Manchester United beat Leeds at Elland Road and moved into the Champions League zone. Cristiano’s team was led by Sancho and Bruno to win an exciting derby – Playon99 News

By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).

Manchester United ended up taking the three points in the derby of the Roses in what looked like it was going to be a placid game after the first half and almost turned into a nightmare.

The Red Devils went into halftime with a clear two-goal lead through, literally, the heads of their players.

First, thanks to a goal from Harry Maguire, who barely had to get his head to the ball from Luke Shaw’s perfect cross.

Manchester United felt superior against a Leeds side unfriendly to finishing. The Red Devils didn’t have to do much to break down a defense that this season, despite the departures, has left many doubts.

In any case, the visitors got the goal with a great play where Victor Lindelof took confidence, went forward as if he was Beckenbauer, unloaded for Jadon Sancho and the young Englishman launched a precise cross in which Bruno Fernandes even had to jump to make it 2-0.

For the start of the second half, Marcelo Bielsa brought on Raphinha and Gelhardt. Changes that had an immediate effect on Leeds United.

The Whites were able to take a 2-2 lead in just a minute. In the 53rd minute, Rodrigo Moreno scored a wonderful goal after a mistake on the ball: the Spanish striker wanted to put in a cross, but the ball slipped inside David De Gea’s far post.

Leeds had a flood of memories, the team that got promoted to the Premier League and left a great feeling in their minds, but it only lasted a minute.

In the 54th minute, with barely time to blink, Raphinha scored the equalizer with an assist from Daniel James and a previous pressure from Adam Forshaw worth 50% of the goal. Elland Road went wild.

Ralf Rangnick hit the target from the bench and responded quickly with the introduction of Fred and Anthony Elanga, the scorers of 2-3 and 2-4 respectively.

The match became unbelievable and both teams were determined to go for the win. A draw was no good for either team.

Until a perfect connection between Fred and Sancho appeared. The Brazilian started with the goal in front of him, unloaded for the Englishman, and passed to the side to score with power.

Sancho’s match was a special paragraph: he is managing to settle in a team where -for his 85 million price tag- his transfer was harshly criticized.

When the match was ending and in a rainy setting, Fred pulled the strings to give the ball to Bruno Fernandes.

Then the magic happened: the Portuguese took the ball over his marker, controlled the ball and left it for Elanga to score in front of a totally decimated defense.

Manchester United won an important victory in the derby of the Roses and moved up to fourth in the Champions League zone, but with three games more than direct rivals such as Arsenal and Tottenham.

Leeds is struggling to get back on their feet: they have conceded 10 goals in the last 3 games, lost 3 of the last 4 and if they do not react, it could cost them the Premier League relegation.



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