Substitutes Fred and Anthony Elanga have struck late objectives as Manchester United beat arch-rivals Leeds 4-2 in a Premier League thriller at Elland Street.
The guests led 2-0 at halftime on Sunday by way of headers from Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes however Leeds hit again with two objectives inside a minute from Rodrigo and Brazilian substitute Raphinha quickly after the break.
Each side then went looking for a winner in horrendous circumstances as a result of incessant rain and it was the guests who prevailed, with Fred including his facet’s third and Elanga wrapping it up within the closing levels.
Leeds followers have grown nicely accustomed to breathless encounters underneath Marcelo Bielsa and this Conflict of the Roses battle was proper up there.
Cristiano Ronaldo final appeared for United at Elland Street in October 2003 – 18 years and 125 days in the past, which is the longest hole for a participant between video games in opposition to the identical opponents in Premier League historical past.
United have been starting to tug Leeds out of place earlier than Maguire held off Diego Llorente to go house Luke Shaw’s nook. It was United’s first purpose from a nook since April final 12 months.
The guests doubled their lead in first-half stoppage time. Victor Lindelof mixed with Jadon Sancho and the latter’s cross discovered Fernandes, who headed house with no Leeds defenders in sight.
Bielsa despatched on Raphinha and teenage striker Joe Gelhardt at the beginning of the second half in worsening circumstances and Leeds launched a shocking fightback.
Rodrigo’s cross from the left after a swift counter-attack swirled over David de Gea’s head and nestled contained in the far publish and if that reignited the competition, Raphinha’s equaliser lower than a minute later brought about Elland Street to blow up.
Dan James, in his first look in opposition to his former membership, skipped by Jesse Lingard and Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the left fringe of the field and his low cross was turned house by the Brazilian on the far publish.
Ralf Rangnick then made his fateful double substitution within the 67th minute, sending on Elanga and Fred for Lingard and Paul Pogba, and inside three minutes the house followers, nonetheless celebrating, have been surprised into silence.
First, Jadon Sancho’s neat lay-off teed up Fred to smash an angled shot past Illan Meslier.
Elanga was struck on the pinnacle as he celebrated together with his teammates by an object thrown from the gang, however had the final giggle, operating on to Fernandes’ go inside the realm to fireplace house his facet’s fourth.