Leeds United went to Old Trafford without a manager and left with a point in a thrilling encounter against Manchester United.
Michael Skubala’s side made a blistering start to the game, as Tyler Adams stole the ball on the near side, finding Willy Gnonto, who played a quick one-two with Bamford before unleashing an inch-perfect strike into the bottom left corner.
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It was a hard-fought first half to retain the lead going into the break, with Ayling showing good form in his battle with Garnacho, who squandered a good couple of chances. The first came on 18 minutes when it broke for him on the left channel with acres of space, but he could only volley the ball wide. Max Wober also played his part, clearing the ball off the line when it broke for Garnacho again in a somewhat messy situation at the back.
After a positive start to the second ‘45, Leeds were at it again as Gnonto slipped Summerville in on the left channel, whose ball across the face of goal was prodded into the Manchester United net by Raphael Varane, queueing ecstasy in the away end.
But it wasn’t to be, as Rashford continued his impressive form in front of goal, nodding home Pellestri’s cross from the far side. The equaliser came with 20 minutes left to play, as Jadon Sancho entered the field to score the fourth and final goal of the match.
You would’ve taken a point before the match started, but many Leeds fans won’t be able to help but feel that their side should’ve brought all three points back to Elland Road for the second leg.