Any spectator who watched this Leeds United vs Manchester United game will not forget it so easily. It was an unparalleled and constant battle under an impressive blanket of water.
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The turf held up and drained beautifully for the 22 players to put on their overalls, get down in the mud, and set about giving the crowd a worthy Premier League match. God bless English soccer with courage, personality, and character.
Leeds vs Manchester United Highlights
Koch got the worst of it in a very hard collision with Mctominay that forced him to wear a bandage on his head and change his shirt. He got a cut and kept going until dizziness sent him to the locker room in what was the first scare of the match.
Then the fighting started against both goals and that's when a match that lost neither the coverage nor the temperature began to shine. De Gea stuck out his fists and Cristiano Ronaldo missed in front of a Meslier who stretched to deny the Portuguese a goal that was a goal waiting to happen.
Paul Pogba was in God mode. He played his all-out soccer in the first half and Bruno Fernandes also had some of the team's play on his back. What an engine room Rangnick put in place.
Maguire gave the Red Devils the lead
Maguire scored the first after he headed in a perfect cross from the corner. United poured forward on the Leeds goal and Meslier pulled a good shot narrowly wide of Bruno Fernandes, who did not leave the first half without making it 0-2 through a header from Jadon Sancho's cross.
Leeds tied a two-goal deficit in just 1 minute
In the second half, madness set in. Within a minute Leeds United equalized. Yes, in the blink of an eye. Rodrigo wanted to cross and his shot was so poisoned that it ended up in the far corner of David de Gea, who was completely surprised.
A few moments later, Daniel James won the backline and put in a low cross for Raphinha, who dunked shortly after coming out to dive full length to finish the ball. He did it with his heart and the crowd erupted.
Leeds began to dominate United. De Gea saved from a good move by Gelhardt, but United held on and were able to break Leeds United's push.
Fred and Elanga scored the go-ahead goals for United
Fred opened for Jadon Sancho, who gave it back to him, and with a shot he made it 2-3 because Meslier could do nothing against such a rocket. The fans kept pushing and Leeds kept pushing until Elanga took advantage of a magical play by Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese gave him an assist that left the young attacker alone and silenced the fans. The rivalry carried over onto the pitch and there was a fight between Junior Firpo and Shaw in stoppage time. United danced through the chaos and won a huge battle against Leeds.