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Super-sub Cavani bags brace as Man Utd secure 3-2 comeback against Southampton


Manchester United continued their away win streak with a 3-2 comeback against Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men fell behind by two goals in the first half as Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse put the Saints ahead in the space of ten minutes.

United suffered an addition blow as shot-stopper, David De Gea was forced off after picking up a knock while trying to stop Ward-Prowse’s freekick.

The Reds came back from behind for the fourth time in the season to secure a win away from home.

Saints got themselves in front in the 23rd-minute when Bednarek shrugged off Rashford to pounce on Ward-Prowse’s corner, sending the ball into the opposite side of the net.

United fell behind by 2-0 after a masterpiece freekick by Ward-Prowse in the 33rd-minute found a difficult angle which left De Gea in collision with the goal post with his hands and ball in the back of the net.

The Spanish keeper struggled on and was replaced with Dean Henderson at the start of the second half with Edinson Cavani coming on for youngster, Mason Greenwood.

The Uruguayan began the comeback for United by providing an assist for playmaker, Bruno Fernandes who scored in the 59th minute to make it 2-1.

Fernandes then fired a shot from a rebound freekick but takes a deflection towards Cavani, allowing him to guide it in at the left post with his head to level things up in the 74th minute.

The substitute completed his brace in the added minuted of the second half (90+2′) when Fernandes located Marcos Rashford on the left-wing who then whipped it into the crowded box as Cavani’s diving header puts it past McCarthy at the left post to make it 3-2.

The defeat ends Southampton’s eight-game unbeaten run in the Premier League this season.