Manchester United 2 – 1 Brentford. McTominay Seals Victory for United in Late Drama.
In a thrilling match, Manchester United secured a dramatic 2-1 victory against Brentford, leaving little time for Brentford to respond. The game ended in astonishing fashion, with Scott McTominay scoring a late goal that potentially saved Erik ten Hag’s job.
The key moments:
- 90 + 7 mins: Manchester United sealed the win with a goal as Fernandes delivered a long free-kick into the box. Maguire headed it down, and McTominay nodded it into the net, creating an electrifying moment at Old Trafford.
- 90 + 6 mins: Brentford tried to hold on for a draw, with United pushing for a second goal.
- 90 + 3 mins: Manchester United equalized as Garnacho delivered a cross, Strakosha saved Fernandes’ shot, and McTominay converted the rebound.
- 89th min: United thought they had equalized earlier, but a goal was disallowed due to an offside decision.
- 88th min: Brentford‘s solid defense continued to frustrate United.
- 83rd min: Brentford nearly doubled their lead, but Onana made a spectacular save.
- 79th min: United appealed for a penalty, but it was not given.
- 76th min: Garnacho missed a significant opportunity to score for United.
- 75th min: Antony led a fast break, but the chance was wasted.
- 71st min: Fernandes forced a save from Strakosha.
The second half began with Manchester United trailing 0-1 to Brentford. The match had seen United dominating possession but struggling to break through Brentford‘s defense. There were moments of frustration for the home team, reminiscent of their previous defeat to Crystal Palace.
At halftime, United trailed due to an error-ridden sequence leading to a goal by Mathias Jensen. In attack, United lacked a significant threat to Brentford‘s goalkeeper, Thomas Strakosha, leaving fans disappointed.
Throughout the match, United’s defense appeared shaky at times, with Brentford having opportunities to capitalize. However, United’s persistence paid off with late goals securing a dramatic win.
In the end, Manchester United emerged victorious, creating an unforgettable ending to a captivating game at Old Trafford.