EEL:Relisient Sevilla snatch late draw against Manchester United


By Sedara Philip

Manchester United threw away a two-goal lead as Sevilla came from behind to draw 2-2 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final encounter.

Marcel Sabitzer scored twice for Manchester United in the first half but despite coasting for most of the game, the Red Devils switched off and allowed Sevilla grow into the game.

Two goals in the final 10 minutes were enough to tie the game and make the second leg in Spain hugely interesting.

Erik ten Hag’s men started on the front foot and Sevilla were lucky not to be behind in the first minute when Jadon Sancho neatly put the ball in the back of the net, only for the goal to be quickly ruled out for offside.

After a period of dominance, the hosts opened the scoring. Bruno Fernandes took out four players with one pass to put Sabitzer through on goal and the January signing finished via a deflection

The second goal came six minutes later. This time, Anthony Martial supplied a defence-splitting ball to put the Sabitzer in once again and he fired beyond Yassine Bounou in the Sevilla goal to put the Red Devils two ahead in the early stages.

Second half – Sevilla comeback

The home side began the second half looking to add a third goal and Antony saw a fine effort hit the post.

United were punished when Sevilla pulled a goal back late on after a Jesus Navas cross was deflected into the net by a combination of Tyrell Malacia and David de Gea.

In injury time, Harry Maguire turned a Youssef En-Nesyri header past de Gea as Sevilla emerged from Old Trafford with an unlikely draw.

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