Marcus Rashford

Rashford scores latest winner at OT since 2009!

Wednesday 30 December 2020 10:22

Manchester United are renowned for stoppage-time goals and Marcus Rashford's late winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers was just the latest in a long line of dramatic denouements stretching back years.

With the game seemingly deadlocked at 0-0 after a frustrating 93 minutes at Old Trafford, our no.10 latched on to Bruno Fernandes's through ball, twisted and turned inside the visitors' left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri and shot, with the ball finding the net courtesy of a deflection from Romain Saiss.

With a full stadium, it would have been one of those cathartic, 'I was there' moments, but even watching at home you couldn't help escape the feeling that the Reds had pulled a result from nowhere.

And a stat released by data specialists Opta shortly after the final whistle confirmed just how dramatic the strike was.

The Reds' last goal of 2020 Video

The Reds' last goal of 2020

We could watch this winner from Marcus Rashford on loop, we advise you do too...

With the ball crossing the line at 92:51, it was officially United's latest winning goal in a Premier League game at Old Trafford since September 2009.

You'll remember that effort: Michael Owen's 96th-minute winner against Manchester City caused bedlam in the stands, putting the stamp on one of the greatest Manchester derbies of all time.

Not that there haven't been plenty of late salvos from the Reds in the intervening decade or so.

A year after Owen's magnum opus in a United shirt, Ji-sung Park sunk Wolves (yes, them again) in the 93rd minute, while Javier Hernandez memorably slid in for an injury-time winner when Newcastle visited on Boxing Day 2012.

Marouane Fellaini (v Arsenal in 2017/18) and Alexis Sanchez (v Newcastle United in 2018/19) also struck to help us claim three points at the Theatre of Dreams after the fourth official had held up the board.

Relive Michael Owen's dramatic winner in the 2009 Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

However, Marcus's seventh league goal of the season - and his 51st in the Premier League overall - beats them all.

Furthermore, it was United's third injury-time winner already in the Premier League in 2020/21, with the previous two - Bruno Fernandes's 100th-minute penalty at Brighton & Hove Albion and Edinson Cavani's late header to sink Southampton - coming away from home.

Now, that's what we call leaving it late!