Cavani stars as Man United stage dramatic comeback at Southampton

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Man United came back from two goals down to claim a 3-2 victory against Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils came to clash at the back of a convincing victory in Europe and were keen on continuing their climb in the Premier League standings.

Man United survive Southampton onslaught 

It took all of 23 minutes for the visitors to fall behind, with a set-piece mapping their demise.

James Ward-Prowse’s corner was turned into the net by Jan Bednarek, who put The Saints ahead.

A double-chance for Man United went a begging, with Mason Greenwood firing straight into Alex McCarthy, who parried the ball into the path of Bruno Fernandes, whose shot at goal was equally dealt with by the shot-stopper.

The Red Devils were immediately made to pay for the wasted chance after conceding another free-kick within shooting range. Ward-Prowse stepped up once more, drawing what at first appeared like a save from David De Gea, who could not keep the ball out, instead punching it into the side of the net for Southampton’s second.

Inspired change sees visitors through 

Changes were made at the break by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who brough in Edinson Cavani in place of Greenwood, with De Gea making way for Dean Henderson.

The Uruguayan marksman was heavily involved as United halved the lead, delivering a cross to Bruno, who made no mistake from inside the box.

Cavani could have found his way in the scoresheet in the 68th minute after meeting a cross from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, which was hit a tad too high, not allowing the 33-year-old to turn it into the net.

A well-taken strike soon cancelled out that missed chance to draw United level, with Cavani just in the right place to deflect a vicious shot from Bruno into the net, heading it past McCarthy for his second league goal.

He was not done, as he completed the comeback in injury time with another diving header to make it 3-2. 

The victory preserved United’s unbeaten streak away from home, which stretched to eight matches.

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