Manchester United vs Omonia: Manchester United grab the victory to the last breath by beating Omonia Nicosia with the result of 1-0. The formation coached by Ten Hag leads the game far and wide, but the Omonia fight tooth and nail until the last minute to defend the result.
Scott McTominay scored in the 93rd minute to lift Manchester United past Omonia Nicosia 1-0 at Old Trafford, helping United keep pace with Real Sociedad in Europa League group E.
United dominated the match from start to finish, bettering their Cypriot opponents in shots, 34 to three, and in expected goals, 3.6 to 0.2.
Marcus Rashford in particular stood out for the home side, leading his team with 10 shots and several great chances.
But Omonia’s goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was even better, making 12 saves as his side seemed to be destined for a famous result. Uzoho, who was a fan of United growing up, isn’t even his club’s No 1, as regular starting goalkeeper Fabiano Freitas was out with a recent injury.
Manchester United vs Omonia
Already at 9 ′ Cristiano Ronaldo goes close to the net with a left diagonal that touches the door. Marcus Rashford in the 22nd minute worries the opposing goalkeeper with a left from the center of the area: the Cypriot far defender is good at rejecting.
The one put in place by the hosts is a real siege: at 28 ‘still, Rashford with a right from outside the box in the low corner puts Uzoho to the test again.
At minute 42 the guests look out for the first time from the parts of the goal defended by De Gea, but Bruno Felipe sends high over the crossbar.
In the second half of the game, the script is always the same: Antony tries to give his team the advantage with an insidious shot, but the opponent’s goalkeeper is once again attentive.
Same fate for Fred‘s shot a few minutes later on Bruno Fernandes’ serve. At 51 ‘Omonia still puts the English defense in difficulty with a 30-meter shot by Kakoulli, but De Gea saves.
In the three-quarters of the game, Bruno Fernandes has the opportunity to take his lead from close range but sends the ball just wide.
The game seems to take the path of a draw, but in injury time United finally manages to win with Scott Mc Tominay, good at beating Uzoho from the center of the area and scoring the final 1-0 goal.
The Group E standings now see Real Sociedad in the lead at 12 points with Manchester United behind them at 9. They are chasing Sheriff (3 points) and Omonia is still dry.
So for the Red Devils, the qualification speech is almost done. Now it will be necessary to understand who will keep the lead in the Group in the last two rounds of the first phase.