Cavani leads Man United comeback to win at Southampton

November 30, 2020
Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani scores his side’s third goal during an English Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at the St. Mary’s stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday, November 29, 2020.
Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani scores his side’s third goal during an English Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at the St. Mary’s stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday, November 29, 2020.
Southampton’s Yan Valery scores his side’s second goal on a free kick during an English Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at the St. Mary’s stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday, yesterday.
Southampton’s Yan Valery scores his side’s second goal on a free kick during an English Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at the St. Mary’s stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday, yesterday.
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SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP):

Edinson Cavani completed Manchester United's comeback in stoppage time at Southampton yesterday, heading in his second goal for a 3-2 win in the Premier League.

Jan Bednarek's header and a free kick from James Ward-Prowse put Southampton on course for a first home league win against United since 2003.

But Ralph Hasenhuttl's side squandered their two-goal lead as half-time introduction Cavani turned the match on its head, setting up Bruno Fernandes to begin the fightback in the 59th minute.

Cavani was proving a handful and got United's equaliser in the 74th minute. Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy punched a corner clear, and Fernandes' deflected shot back into the box was headed home by Cavani.

As United pursued the winner, Cavani peeled away to meet Rashford's cross and beat McCarthy in the second minute of stoppage time.

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