Manchester United fight to 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest

Manchester United fight to 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest

Manchester United completed an astonishing comeback to secure a 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest in a thrilling English Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday, 26 August 2023.

The match was marked by early surprises as Forest managed to take a two-goal lead within the first five minutes.

Forest struck first just two minutes into the game when Taiwo Awoniyi capitalized on a clearance, sprinting past Marcus Rashford and coolly slotting the ball past goalkeeper André Onana.

Taiwo Awoniyi slots the ball past r André Onana to give Nottingham Forest an early lead at Old Trafford. [Photo/Courtesy].

This goal extended Awoniyi’s impressive streak as the first Forest player to score in seven consecutive Premier League matches.

Shockingly, Forest extended their lead to 2-0 just two minutes later as Willy Boly found himself unmarked to head the ball into the net, leaving United stunned.

However, Manchester United responded with determination. Christian Eriksen initiated the comeback in the 17th minute, tapping in a cross from Marcus Rashford.

Christian Eriksen initiated a remarkable comeback by Manchester United by halving the deficit in the 17th minute. [Photo/Courtesy].

Despite United’s pressure, Forest continued to pose a threat with their counter-attacks.

Casemiro equalized for United in the 52nd minute, capitalizing on a close-range opportunity. Forest’s situation worsened when Joe Worrall received a red card for fouling Bruno Fernandes just outside the penalty area.

In the 62nd minute, Marcus Rashford went down in the box following a slight contact from Danilo, leading to a penalty for Manchester United.

Marcus Rashford went down in the box to earn a penalty that won Manchester United the game. [Photo/Courtesy].

Bruno Fernandes stepped up and confidently converted from the spot, sealing the team’s second win of the season and completing the remarkable comeback.

Manchester United’s performance, although marked by initial disarray, showcased their determination and resilience.

This victory marked only the third time in their history that they managed to win a Premier League game at Old Trafford after being two goals down.

Manchester United rallied from two goals down to record a Premier League win at Old Trafford for only the third time in history. [Photo/Courtesy].

The Forest side, while contributing to the game’s excitement and displaying an enterprising approach, missed the opportunity to secure their first away win in the Premier League since January.

Despite the late drama and United’s comeback victory, the match highlighted Forest’s commendable effort and the unpredictability that often defines the game of football.

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