Cavani rescues United
Edinson Cavani inspired a second-half comeback as Man United came back from 2-0 down to beat Southampton at St Marys.
The Uruguayan striker came off the bench at half time to score twice and assist another as United won their eighth consecutive away match in the Premier League – breaking a club record.
United missed chances in the first half and were punished as Southampton scored twice from set-pieces. James Ward-Prowse set up a Jan Bednarek header from a corner in the 23rd minute and he scored a pinpoint free-kick ten minutes later.
The 33-year-old crossed for Bruno Fernandes to score his seventh league goal of the season just before the hour-mark. Cavani then scored with a diving header past Alex McCarthy when he diverted Fernandes’s shot into the net.
✅ Ruud van Nistelrooy
✅ Robin van Persie
✅ Zlatan Ibrahimovic
✅ 𝗕𝗿𝘂𝗻𝗼 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝘀@B_Fernandes8 is the 4th Man Utd player to score in 5️⃣ consecutive away games in the #PL pic.twitter.com/EP1SbQpAvw
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 30, 2020
The winner came in stoppage time. The former PSG and Napoli striker stooped low to head in from Marcus Rashford’s cross.
United have moved up to seventh in the table with a win and are five points off the top of the table with a game in hand. The win means they become the first side in Premier League history to win four consecutive away games despite trailing in each of them.
🙌 @ManUtd are the first side in #PL history to win 4 consecutive away games despite trailing in each#SOUMUN pic.twitter.com/skPdDHlkR1
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 29, 2020
The Reds have come from behind to beat Southampton for the 10th time in the Premier League.
Southampton stay fifth on 17 points. Jan Bednarek has scored three times for Southampton and on all three occasions, his side have lost 3-2 at St Mary’s.