Rashford scores late winner as Utd edge PSG
Marcus Rashford netted three minutes from time, 18 months after scoring the decisive goal in a 3-1 win at PSG that sent United into the quarterfinals after a 2-0 first-leg home defeat.
United went ahead with a twice-taken Bruno Fernandes penalty in the first-half before Anthony Martial‘s own goal after the break gifted PSG the equaliser, only for Rashford to wrap up the win with a precise low shot.
PSG, who were beaten finalists of last season’s competition, started brightly with United goalkeeper David De Gea making saves from Angel Di Maria, from just outside the penalty area, and Layvin Kurzawa, from close range.
However, the PSG goalkeeper had both feet off the goalline when he made the save meaning Fernandes was able to re-take the penalty, which he converted at the second attempt.
PSG’s fortunes were summed up in first-half stoppage time when an Kylian Mbappe shot from the edge of the box was deflected over the bar by
The Ligue 1 champions reacted by introducing on-loan forward Moise Kean in place of midfielder Idrissa Gueye.
From a Neymar corner, Martial headed into his own net on 55 minutes to bring the hosts level and stun United.
Paul Pogba came on for debutant Alex Telles after 67 minutes as United changed formation and the France international helped assist Rashford’s winner, laying off the ball late on to give the English side a valuable win.
It was PSG’s first Champions League group stage defeat at the Parc des Princes in 16 years, the first in 25 games.