Red Devils left stunned as Sevilla comes from behind to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford

Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw by a spirited Sevilla side in a thrilling encounter at Old Trafford. The hosts started the game brightly, with Marcel Sabitzer scoring twice in quick succession to put United firmly in control.

Sabitzer’s first goal came in the 14th minute, with the Austrian midfielder showing great composure to finish after being played through by Bruno Fernandes.

Seven minutes later, Sabitzer struck again. This time, it was Anthony Martial who provided the assist, playing a perfectly weighted ball into the path of the onrushing Sabitzer, who made no mistake with his finish.

Sevilla refused to lie down, however, and mounted a comeback in the latter stages of the game. They were given a glimmer of hope in the 84th minute when Tyrell Malacia, who had switched off at a crucial moment, scored an own goal.

United tried to see out the game and secure the win, but were dealt a cruel blow deep into stoppage time. A cross from the left found Youssef En-Nesyri, whose header deflected off Harry Maguire and past David De Gea to earn Sevilla a point.

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Goal! Manchester United 2-2 Sevilla

The ball is whipped in, En-Nesyri wins the header again. Bounces off Maguire, wrong-foots De Gea and rolls into the opposite corner. Incredible.

Goal! Manchester United 2-1 Sevilla

Wow. Huge moment. Ball clipped to the back post, Malacia switches off and Navas is in. Fires it across the face of goal, deflects off Malacia, hits De Gea and into the back of the net.

Second half

We are back for another 45 minutes of football.


That is all for the first 45!

Goal! Manchester United 2-0 Sevilla

Martial with the assist, perfect pass and perfect run from Sabitzer, who fires past Bono. What a start for United.

Goal! Manchester United 1-0 Sevilla

Tight for offside perhaps. Brilliant footwork from Martial to start the move, before Fernandes slides a great pass through to Sabitzer. Perfect first touch, and he finishes with the help of a slight deflection. He’s onside too.

Kick Off!

And we are off!

Starting XI

Casemiro straight back into the United side as expected, partnering Fernandes with Sabitzer likely to play slightly more advanced. Martial also in for his first start in three months.

Otherwise as expected, with Wan-Bissaka and Malacia continuing at full-back, and Varane back in to partner Martinez.

Telles is on the bench for Sevilla against his parent club, along with Navas and Gil. Lamela starts on his return to England, with Rakitic lining up in midfield.


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