Man United 2-2 Leeds LIVE! Sancho goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Man United 2-2 Leeds LIVE! Sancho goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Substitute Jadon Sancho’s first goal since September earned Manchester United a thrilling 2-2 draw with Leeds United in the Premier League on Wednesday as the hosts came back from two goals down to salvage a point.

Leeds flew out of the traps and stunned Old Trafford into silence after 55 seconds when Wilfried Gnonto arrowed the visitors in front from the edge of the penalty area.

The home side wasted a host of chances to level in the first half, before Leeds looked to have stormed into a match-winning position early in the second period as Raphael Varane put through his own net to double the visitors’ advantage.

However, in-form Marcus Rashford headed the hosts back into the match in the 62nd minute and Sancho stepped off the bench to rescue his side a point eight minutes later, squeezing the ball past goalkeeper Illan Meslier.

Old Trafford sensed another rousing comeback would be completed with a late winner, but their side ran out of steam, failing to win at home for the first time in 14 matches in all competitions.

United stayed third in the standings, three points ahead of Newcastle United in fourth, having played one game more.

Managerless Leeds climbed one place to 16th, one point clear of the relegation zone.

United had beaten their Roses rivals Leeds by a scoreline of 11-3 in their previous two clashes at Old Trafford, and the visitors were on a seven-game Premier League winless streak which led to manager Jesse Marsch being sacked this week.

Their form made it all the more surprising when Leeds raced into an early lead, Gnonto netting the second-earliest goal scored by an away player at Old Trafford in the Premier League, after Edin Dzeko’s strike in 2014 for Manchester City.

After De Gea denied Leeds a second with a smart stop at his near post, United twice went close to levelling as debutant Marcel Sabitzer volleyed over before Garnacho drilled just wide.

The chances kept coming for the home side, with Garnacho rounding Meslier before seeing an effort blocked and Sabitzer denied by a brilliant save.

The hosts’ profligacy looked to have proved costly as Leeds appeared to be on course to secure a first win in 18 trips to Old Trafford after Varane was powerless to prevent Crysencio Summerville’s cross rolling into his own net.

Rashford, however, had another ideas, steering a header home to become the first Manchester United player to score in six consecutive appearances at Old Trafford in the Premier League since Wayne Rooney in 2012.

Brenden Aaronson hit the post from a Leeds free kick, a let- off Manchester United capitalised on as Sancho, back in the squad after a lengthy absence due to physical and mental wellbeing issues, grabbed the equaliser with a calm finish.

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Manchester United FC 2 - 2 Leeds United FC

Thank you

Wednesday 8 February 2023 23:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thank you for joining Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester United’s draw with Leeds.

Find our report and reaction below.

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Ten Hag sends exciting Sancho message after key Man United goal

Wednesday 8 February 2023 23:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erik ten Hag hailed the “magnificent” Jadon Sancho after the Manchester United forward scored his first goal since September in Wednesday’s thrilling draw with Leeds.

The England international only recently made his return to the United set-up after training on his own following what ten Hag said to be “physical and mental issues”.

Sancho’s strike won a point for the home side after Marcus Rashford had first pulled one back following Leeds’ quick-fire start in both halves.

Read Ten Hag’s message in full here!

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Full match report: Sancho steps up to save Man United but worrying signs without Casemiro

Wednesday 8 February 2023 22:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jadon Sancho’s first goal since September rescued a point for Manchester United in a thrilling draw with rivals Leeds.

Wilfried Gnonto had put the visitors ahead in less than a minute, catching a United side missing the midfield control of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen cold.

Jadon Sancho’s first goal since September rescued a point for Manchester United in a thrilling draw with rivals Leeds.

Wilfried Gnonto had put the visitors ahead in less than a minute, catching a United side missing the midfield control of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen cold.

The home side wasted a host of chances to level in the first half, before Leeds looked to have stormed into a match-winning position early in the second period as Raphael Varane put through his own net to double the visitors’ advantage.

Read our full match report here!

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FT: Man United 2-2 Leeds

Wednesday 8 February 2023 22:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

A thrilling draw at Old Trafford.

Just a reminder, these two teams play again on Sunday!


Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

90 mins: Are we in for a winner?

More Man United changes

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

All Man United now

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

83 mins: Dangerous game for Leeds.


Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

79 mins: Varane heads over the bar!

Brilliant game

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

73 mins: Both teams still going for it! Surely there’s going to be a winner.

GOAL! Man United 2-2 Leeds | Jadon Sancho ‘69

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:35 , Jonathan Gorrie


Sancho squeezes one in from close range!

GOAL! Man United 1-2 Leeds | Marcus Rashford ‘60

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

60 mins: Game on!

Rashford powers in a header to pull one back for United!

Man United changes

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:24 , Jonathan Gorrie

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Casemiro’s importance knows no bounds

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

54 mins: If this is United without Casemiro, the next few games are going to be a big worry.

GOAL! Man United 0-2 Leeds | Crysencio Summerville ‘49

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:14 , Jonathan Gorrie

49 mins: United stunned from kick-off again!

Summerville’s low cross deflected into his own goal by Varane!

Back underway!

Wednesday 8 February 2023 21:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Let’s hope for a repeat of the first-half!

HT: Man United 0-1 Leeds

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gnonto’s early goal the difference so far but a brilliant game at Old Trafford.

Eight minutes added on

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

45 mins: Feels like the World Cup all over again.

Garnacho vs Gnonto

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

42 mins: Both players have been excellent tonight, leading their teams from the front.

Leeds, however, could be forced into their THIRD change of the night already with the Italian down injured.

Garnacho really impressing

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

39 mins: Some brilliant touches from the United youngster tonight.

Looks a real handful.


Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

31 mins: Sabitzer almost curls one into the top corner but Meslier just about gets there!

What a game we’ve had so far.

Going to be a long night for Leeds

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

30 mins: United having chance after chance at the moment. This surely can’t continue.


Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

27 mins: Garnacho played in by Fernandes and rounds the keeper as well as a defender. His shot, however, is cleared off the line by Wober.

Brilliant last-ditch defending from Leeds.

Leeds change

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

22 mins: The defender comes off for Firpo.

Pause in play

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

20 mins: Struijk receiving treatment after taking Rashford’s shot to the head.

Firpo warming up.


Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

17 mins: Garnacho fires just wide from close range! Should have done much, much better.

Man United improving

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

15 mins: Dalto and Garnacho starting to cause a few problems out wide for Leeds, though they are so far holding strong.

United moving up the pitch

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

14 mins:While not in a particularly fashion, United are at least pushing forward.

Sabitzer volleys well over after a free-kick is swung from Shaw.


Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

12 mins: Struijk almost heads in from close range but De Gea blocks it!

Bamford almost in!

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

09 mins: Leeds almost in again as Summerville sends a searching ball over to Bamford, who can’t quite control it.

United really missing Casemiro. Their composure has gone.

United caught completely cold

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

05 mins: Leeds are at their energetic best here.

United cannot get out of their own half.

Whether the away side can keep this up, however, remains to be seen.

GOAL! Man United 0-1 Leeds | Willy Gnonto ‘01

Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

01 mins: What a start for Leeds!

Gnoto puts the away side ahead as the Whites press high, win the ball back and play some quick passes around the box, allowing Gnoto to slot past De Gea from range!


Wednesday 8 February 2023 20:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

We’re underway at Old Trafford!

Closing in on kick-off!

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Remember, this game is not available in the UK.

Follow our LIVE blog for updates!

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Leeds have failed to beat their old rivals since returning to the top-flight, conceding 13 goals in four games.

Man United wins: 49

Draws: 36

Leeds wins: 26

Man United will win 2-0 against Leeds, but they should be wary, says Dwight Yorke

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

Speaking to OLGB, Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke backed his former club to beat their big rivals.

“Usually, you get a reaction from the players when a manager leaves the club and when a new manager comes in, Sean Dyche was a good example of how quickly things can change with a different voice in the changing room.

“I don’t think that will affect Manchester United because they’re in such good form at the moment, but they’ll be wary of a wounded team like Leeds.

“Manchester United will win 2-0.”

Qatar weigh up Man United purchase but full takeover ruled out

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) are considering the purchase of a minority stake in Manchester United or another Premier League club.

QSI is understood to be working alongside a consortium of international investors looking to buy a significant stake in an English club, with United one of those under consideration.

The organisation is a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the country’s sovereign wealth fund, which has assets worth an estimated 450 billion US dollars (more than £372bn).

Sources aware of the discussions say a full takeover of United by anyone connected to Qatar is out of the question.

Read the full story here!

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Erik ten Hag sends Anthony Marital injury message

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Frenchman has suffered with injuries all season.

“He is not always available, but also I see the other side when he is available,’ said Ten Hag.

“He was never 100 per cent this season but he had a big impact every time he is available, even when he is at 80, 85, 90 per cent. So we do everything and Anthony Martial is doing everything.

“I think he is the player who has spent the most hours at Carrington this season, to return to recover, to get back. It is really a pity for him that he is disappointed.”

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka absence explained

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Manchester United defender, so impressive in recent weeks, misses out due to illness.

Barcelona dealt key blow ahead of heavyweight Europa League clash against Man United

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Barcelona have confirmed Sergio Busquets is expected to miss their Europa League clash with Manchester United later this month.

The 34-year-old remains a fixture of the first-team under Xavi, making 27 appearances even despite links with a move to MLS side Inter Miami.

A hugely experienced figure in central midfield, Busquets continues to play a leading role as Barca chase a first LaLiga title without Lionel Messi since 1999.

Later this month, they are set for a Europa League glamour tie against United, with the first leg kicking off at the Camp Nou on February 16.

Busquets, however, will likely miss the game after spraining his ankle ligament during Barca’s 3-0 win over Sevilla on Monday.

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Who is Chris Armas?

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

In charge of Leeds tonight, Chris Armas was part of Ralf Rangnick’s coaching set-up at Manchester United last season.

A former USA international, the ex-LA Galaxy midfielder only joined Jesse Marsch’s team a number of days ago. Following Marsch’s dismissal, Armas will take charge of the Yorkshire giants until a new manager is appointed.

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Confirmed Leeds lineup

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Manchester United lineup

Wednesday 8 February 2023 19:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Win a pair of tickets to Carabao Cup Final to see Manchester United vs Newcastle at Wembley Stadium

Wednesday 8 February 2023 18:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Manchester United and Newcastle United face off in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley at the end of February for the first piece of silverware of the season.

For Man United, new manager Erik ten Hag has guided his team to the home of English football at the first time of asking, looking to end the club’s six-year trophy drought.

For Newcastle, it is a first final since before the turn of the millennium, last losing to Manchester United in the FA Cup showpiece in 1999, as they continue to reap the rewards of Eddie Howe’s fine work and their Saudi Arabia-backed takeover.

We have two pairs of tickets to give away, one set for a Manchester United fan and one set for a Newcastle fan, to attend the Carabao Cup final on February 26, 2023.

Enter the competition here!

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Why Man United vs Leeds is not on TV in the Premier League tonight

Wednesday 8 February 2023 18:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fans will be disappointed to learn that today’s game between Manchester United versus Leeds is not on UK TV.

The contest is one of the fiercest rivalries on these shores but the Yorkshire club’s 19-year absence from the top flight meant that meetings were few and far between.

This week, however, sees the clubs clash twice within a matter of days.

Still, tonight’s game at Old Trafford will not be available to watch on TV in the UK, though the reverse fixture at Elland Road this Sunday will be broadcast across the Sky Sports platform.

It is of course a rarity to see United games – particularly one of this magnitude – not shown live to football fans in the UK.

The original date for the game was scheduled for 3pm GMT on Sunday September 17 2022, making it in ineligible for broadcast due to the blackout imposed across English football at the time.

It was then postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September, meaning a new date had to be arranged. The fact it was not originally due to be broadcast means it cannot be on Wednesday.

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(ES Composite)

Ten Hag hits out at ‘inconsistent refereeing’ after Casemiro red card

Wednesday 8 February 2023 18:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erik ten Hag admitted Casemiro deserved a red card in the win over Crystal Palace, though still criticised the officiating in Manchester United’s recent matches.

His side made it 13 wins in a row at Old Trafford across all competitions as they beat Palace 2-1, though it was a victory that turned out to be far more nervy than initially looked likely.

Goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, the Englishman’s 11th since the World Cup, put United in complete control, but a straight red to Casemiro led to a tense final 20 minutes.

Read his comments in full here!


Man United takeover latest: Qatari investors ‘set to bid' for club

Wednesday 8 February 2023 18:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

Qatari investors are planning to make a huge bid to buy Premier League club Manchester United, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

The report described the investors as "a group of private, high-wealth individuals" from Qatar, which hosted the 2022 World Cup.

United declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.

New York-listed shares of Manchester United jumped nearly 13% in premarket trading.

Jim Ratcliffe’s company INEOS formally entered the bidding process to buy United last month after the club’s U.S. owners, the Glazer family, said in November they had begun looking at options including new investment or a potential sale.

Bloomberg News reported last month that Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), which owns Paris St Germain, was considering either a total takeover or a stake in Manchester United or their rivals Liverpool.

United fans have been clamouring for a change of ownership and the Glazers have been the target of intense criticism as the team last won silverware back in 2017, lifting the Europa League and League Cup trophies.

In April, thousands protested outside Old Trafford, lighting flares and singing songs demanding the Glazers "get out of the club".

United’s net debt, another bone of contention among fans, had grown to 515 million pounds ($620.42 million) by September.

The team, managed by Erik ten Hag, are third in the league on 42 points after 21 games, three points behind Manchester City but eight adrift of leaders Arsenal, who have played a game less.

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Next Leeds manager odds: Pochettino among early favourites

Wednesday 8 February 2023 18:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

Mauricio Pochettino has been named the bookmakers’ second favourite for the vacant Leeds manager job after Jesse Marsch was sacked.

Out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain last year, the former Tottenham boss is still considered some way behind early frontrunner Carlos Corberan.

It is the ex-Leeds Under-23 manager who is leading the way despite only taking over at Championship club West Brom just over three months ago.

Another Elland Road old boy, Marcelo Bielsa, is sat third in the bookies’ estimates having recently turned down the Everton job.

It was under Bielsa whom Corberan became an integral part of the Leeds backroom staff, being promoted to first-team coach before a successful spell at Huddersfield.

Further down the odds list are Ange Postecoglou, Ralph Hasenhuttl and Rafa Benitez. Frank Lampard is among those considered outsiders in the hours after Marsch’s sacking.

Leeds find themselves outside of the relegation zone on goal difference alone following a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Sunday, with back-to-back matches against Manchester United up next.

Next Leeds manager odds

Carlos Corberan 5/4

Mauricio Pochetttino 5/1

Marcelo Bielsa 6/1

Ange Postecoglou 15/2

Ralph Hasenhuttl 17/2

Rafa Benitez 10/1

Brendan Rodgers 14/1

Thomas Tuchel 16/1

Michael Carrick 20/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 20/1

Steven Gerrard 20/1

Frank Lampard 25/1

Roy Hodgson 33/1

Odds provided by Betfair (subject to change)


Latest odds

Wednesday 8 February 2023 18:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Betfair: Man United vs Leeds match odds

Man United: 8/17

Draw: 7/2

Leeds: 11/2

Betfair: Premier League winner

Arsenal: 8/13

Man City: 9/5

Man Utd: 11/1

Betfair: Top four finish

Man Utd: 1/7

Newcastle: 8/11

Tottenham: 17/10

Liverpool: 9/2

Brighton: 15/2

Rio Ferdinand backs Jadon Sancho to have big impact for Manchester United ahead of crucial run

Wednesday 8 February 2023 18:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Rio Ferdinand believes Jadon Sancho can be “like a new signing” for Manchester United and give the squad a lift heading into a crucial few weeks of the season.

Sancho made his first appearance since October when he came off the bench a week ago against Nottingham Forest as United booked their place in the Carabao Cup final.

At the start of the year, Erik ten Hag said Sancho was not physically or mentally ready to be a part of the first-team squad, having spent the World Cup on an individual training camp in the Netherlands.

The updates have been more positive in recent weeks though and Sancho has now joined up again with his team-mates, making his return to competitive action.

United face Barcelona across two legs in the Europa League play-off round before a Wembley clash against Newcastle at the end of the month, and Ferdinand is confident Sancho will have a part to play.

“Jadon Sancho is back in the squad and if he can get back playing to his best it will be like a new signing for the club,” Ferdinand told William Hill.

“If you get someone like him, with the talent he has, playing to his best, he’s a threat for any team – his ability to cause defenders problems.

“In the short-term it also makes United a lot more competitive in general. The United bench over the last month hasn’t been at its most strongest so having Sancho back gives Erik ten Hag a new option to turn to in the coming weeks.

“He didn’t come on against Crystal Palace on Saturday, but the manager will be turning to him in the coming weeks so he’ll have the opportunities to build up some form.”

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(Manchester United via Getty Imag)

Napoli confirm Osimhen interest as Man United sent clear message

Wednesday 8 February 2023 17:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has made the club’s position on Victor Osimhen clear, telling interested clubs that the striker “is not for sale”.

Osimhen continues to impress in Italy and leads the way in the Serie A scoring charts, with 16 goals in just 17 appearances for his side this season.

It’s helped fire Napoli to the top of the table, 13 points clear of Inter Milan in second, and well on course for a first Serie A title in 33 years. They will also be eying a deep run in Europe, with Eintracht Frankfurt their opponents in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Read the full story here!

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Manchester United confirm stance on Casemiro red card ahead of Leeds clash

Wednesday 8 February 2023 17:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed the club will not be appealing Casemiro’s red card.

The Brazilian was given his marching orders during Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace for putting his hands around Will Hughes’ neck during a melee between the two teams at Old Trafford.

While ten Hag criticised the decision to dismiss his player, the Dutchman confirmed United will not risk an appeal.

Were the FA to consider the appeal ‘frivolous’ they could extend the ban from three games to four.

Click here to read ten Hag’s comments in full!

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Prediction: Man United to win 2-0

Wednesday 8 February 2023 17:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Under caretaker charge, Leeds are unlikely to tighten up at the back enough to hold off a flying United side.

Man United to win, 2-0.


Leeds team news: McKennie eying first start

Wednesday 8 February 2023 17:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

For Leeds, Armas is unlikely to revolutionise the Leeds line-up on his temporary promotion into the dugout but Weston McKennie should make a first start for the club.

Rodrigo Moreno, Adam Forshaw and Stuart Dallas are long-term injury absentees with Robin Koch suspended.

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Man United team news: Eriksen, Casemiro and McTominay out

Wednesday 8 February 2023 17:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ten Hag will have to call on his squad. Influential midfielder Casemiro starts a three-game ban in midweek after his red card against Crystal Palace, while all of Christian Eriksen, Anthony Martial and Antony are out.

Diogo Dalot, however, is pushing for a start with Jadon Sancho also nearing a full return from his fitness issues and could start for the first time since October.

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Where to watch Manchester United vs Leeds

Wednesday 8 February 2023 17:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the match will not be televised live on TV or online.

Live blog: You can still follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog!

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Wednesday 8 February 2023 17:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Leeds tonight.

Kick-off from Old Trafford is at 8pm GMT.

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