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Man Utd claim record ninth comeback win over Saints

3 Mar 2019
Manchester United 3-2 Southampton

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side's victory after a first-half deficit sets Premier League record

Southampton suffered a familiar sense of deja vu after taking the lead at Manchester United through Yan Valery’s spectacular first-half strike.

United fought back to claim a 3-2 victory, through Romelu Lukaku's 88th-minute winner, the ninth time that they had come from behind to beat Southampton.

This is a Premier League record, moving United one ahead of their own mark of eight comeback wins over Newcastle United, and eight by Chelsea over Sunderland.

It was the third time United had come from behind to beat Saints by a scoreline of 3-2 and the fifth comeback win against them at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt the home crowd played a crucial role on this occasion, with all United's goals scored in front of the Stretford End.

"We spoke at half-time about the Stretford End, normally they suck that ball in and today was the same,” the caretaker manager said.

“They just sucked the ball in, in the end, and I have to say they were great finishes, but then again it does help with that support behind the goal.” 

Man Utd's nine fightbacks
Date Score Venue
20-Feb-93 2-1 H
10-May-95 2-1 H
01-Feb-97 2-1 H
13-Jan-02 3-1 A
15-May-05 2-1 A
02-Sep-12 3-2 A
30-Jan-13 2-1 H
20-Sep-15 3-2 A
02-Mar-19 3-2 H

 

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