They move up to second for now ahead of Manchester City's home game against Aston Villa. For Leeds, it's the story of their season – lots of industry, but a lack of cutting edge and a morale-sapping defeat. ⌛ FULL TIME: Three points for United! 🔴 pic. com/Trikd8ojqR — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 12, 2023 90th minute+3: Wout Weghorst now swivels to put the ball in the net but is flagged offside.
A VAR check confirms he is onside and United are 10 minutes away from burgling three points. 78th minute: Crysencio Summerville will wonder how he is not the hero for Leeds here. He nicks in behind Lisandro Martinez, the angle is tight and David de Gea saves with his boot. 77th minute:Illan Meslier hasn't had much to do, so comes steaming out of his box to complete a headed clearance from 20 or so yards. If you want a job doing, etc... 70th minute: Luke Ayling, who has produced a typically all-action display, swivels to send an overhead kick into David de Gea's arms from Jack Harrison's latest corner.
In terms of slick passing patterns and neat attacking phases, their efforts this week will not feature on two many clips of their best work that Ten Hag’s staff might put together. United were 2-0 down at Old Trafford and on the back foot for long periods at Elland Road. Leeds put them through the mill at times but Ten Hag's side hung in there and prevailed in clinical fashion. But for offside calls against Rashford and Weghorst, United would have been celebrating an even more handsome victory. It is close to impossible to imagine any of the United vintages of recent seasons taking four points from the situations they found themselves in this week. 4 - Alejandro Garnacho has been directly involved in four goals as a substitute this season in the Premier League (2 goals, 2 assists), the most of any player.
85th minute: GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Alejandro Garnacho It's been another mouth-watering cameo from the Argentinian youngster and he dispatches an intelligent piece of link play from Wout Weghorst with aplomb. Available in the US Available in the UK GARNACHO DOUBLES THE LEAD! 🚨 pic. com/uhXgBMXHkK 80th minute: GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Marcus Rashford!!!! You just can't keep him out of a game! Luke Shaw delivers a delicious ball from the left and Rashford heads home in the manner of classic centre-forward.
Again, it comes to nought. 27th minute: Crysencio Summerville leaves a little bit on Bruno Fernandes, who looks like he's having a little Crysencio of his own on the floor. Fred's fifth booking of the season but he's not suspended for Leicester. After 19th game of the season, you have to accumulate 10 bookings by the 32nd game to get a ban.
Jack Harrison delivers a corner from the left. Robin Koch's header is deflected behind and Leeds will get another go. 55th minute: Marcus Rashford, who has existed on the margins of this one, gets the ball on the left and burst into the Leeds box. He runs into traffic and goes to ground under attention from Luke Ayling and Tyler Adams. No penalty. It felt like a half-appeal at best. 54th minute: Bruno Fernandes is down for a bit of treatment. That handily takes the sting out of things for United. Erik ten Hag is giving some animated instructions to Wout Weghorst and Marcel Sabitzer. 51st minute: Now Luke Ayling goes close! Another Leeds corner and David de Gea - so much more adept with his hands than his feet - gets through the traffic to punch clear.
36th minute: In the follow-up to that attack, Tyler Adams fouled Tyrell Malacia and took a whack in the face for his trouble. The United States international appears to have all his teeth intact after a nod to this evening's Superbowl and he's okay to continue. 35th minute: Ooh, dicey moment for Harry Maguire, who is lethargic in possession and Jack Harrison picks his pocket. However, the England defender keeps his composure, knows Harrison wants to cut back onto his left foot and dispossesses the Leeds attacker as white-shirted support failed to arrive.
#mufc — Dominic Booth (@DomBooth19) February 12, 2023 25th minute: Tyler Adams wins another free-kick in a useful position. Jack Harrison is over it again, presumably on the grounds that it can't be worse than his last one. It isn't, it's actually quite good, but Harry Maguire gets his nut on it. 21st minute: What had "21st minute" in their Fred Yellow Card Against Leeds Sweepstake? Collect your winnings. From the resulting set piece, Leeds get the ball into a dangerous area and a sliding Wout Weghorst is back to clear for Man United. 20th minute: Jadon Sancho finds Bruno Fernandes is oceans of space on the edge of the area. What are the Leeds defence doing? More to the point, what is Fernandes doing as he drags a very presentable change horribly wide.