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Edinson Cavani ratings injury-time winner as Manchester United come from two objectives to beat Southampton

Edinson Cavani ratings injury-time winner as Manchester United come from two objectives to beat Southampton
Edinson Cavani inspired a second-half comeback for Manchester United with an injury-time winner in a 3-2 victory over Southampton on Sunday. The Red Devils were 2-0 down at the break thanks to goals from Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse. AFP or licensors Cavani came to Man United’s rescue at St Mary’s It saw Ole Gunnar…

Edinson Cavani influenced a second-half resurgence for Manchester United with an injury-time winner in a 3-2 triumph over Southampton on Sunday.

The Red Devils were 2-0 down at the break thanks to goals from Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse.

Cavani came to Man United’s rescue at St Mary’s

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Cavani pertained to Guy United’s rescue at St Mary’s

It saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer introduce Cavani for the second-half at the expenditure of Mason Greenwood.

The 33- year-old justified his supervisor’s choice by helping Bruno Fernandes, who cut in half the deficit, before heading his side on level terms in the 74 th minute.

And he was not done there as he scored another header when connecting with Marcus Rashford’s cross in the second minute of blockage time.

Greenwood had the very first huge possibility of the game early on when he rounded Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, however was just able to discover the side netting.

And his miss out on proved pricey as Southampton took the lead through Bednarek, who headed in a Ward-Prowse corner in the 23 rd minute.

Bednarek opened the scoring for Southampton

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Bednarek opened the scoring for Southampton

The hosts continued to threaten with right-back Kyle Walker-Peters seeing his deflected shot struck the outside of the post.

United came close to equalising when they were thwarted by an outstanding double save from McCarthy, who kept out Greenwood and Fernandes in quick succession.

Southampton doubled their lead when Ward-Prowse’s superb 33 rd-minute free-kick beat David de Gea, who injured himself in the process.

Subsequently, the Spaniard was changed by Dean Henderson at half-time with Cavani also coming on.

And it took the Uruguay worldwide almost a minute to get in the fray as he was connecting his shoelaces on the sidelines when the second-half got underway.

However Cavani turned the video game on its head when his cross discovered Fernandes, who scientifically slotted past McCarthy prior to the hour mark.

Cavani had a superb influence off the bench as United staged a brilliant comeback to defeat Southampton

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Cavani had an outstanding impact off the bench as United staged a dazzling resurgence to defeat Southampton

The pair integrated again when Fernandes’ deflected shot was headed in by the 33- year-old striker.

And simply when the video game looked to be heading for a draw, Cavani appeared with a poacher’s finish to make it three succeeding Premier League wins for United.

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