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Man Utd denied third place by late Obafemi goal

13 Jul 2020
Manchester United v Southampton

Substitute scores deep in added time to earn Southampton a 2-2 draw and keep Red Devils in fifth position

Substitute Michael Obafemi scored an added-time goal to earn Southampton a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Victory would have taken Man Utd into third, but Obafemi bundled the ball home at the far post after Jan Bednarek had flicked on a corner.

Stuart Armstrong gave Saints an early lead after good work by Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond.

But Anthony Martial set up Marcus Rashford to equalise, before driving a fierce shot into the roof of the net three minutes later to put United ahead.

Rashford was denied a second goal midway through the second half by Ryan Bertrand's intervention, but the visitors rallied.

David De Gea's fingertip save kept out Redmond's curled effort late on but, after United substitute Brandon Williams had to go off with a head injury, Obafemi pounced from close range.

The draw keeps United in fifth, level on 59 points with Leicester City.

Southampton remain in 12th on 45 points.

Race for the top four

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
3 MUN 38 +30 66
4 CHE 38 +15 66
5 LEI 38 +26 62
6 TOT 38 +14 59
7 WOL 38 +11 59
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See: Man Utd report | Southampton report

Next fixtures

Man Utd: 16 Jul v Crystal Palace (A)
Southampton: 16 Jul v Brighton (H)

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