Manchester United clinched a remarkable 4-3 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers with an extraordinary 97th-minute winner from 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo in a Premier League spectacle on Thursday night.
Under the management of Erik ten Hag, Manchester United seized control at Molineux with early goals from Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund, dismantling a disjointed Wolves in the first half.
Despite the impressive lead, Wolves mounted a spirited comeback in the second half, with Pablo Sarabia, Max Kilman, and Pedro Neto finding the net. Scott McTominay also contributed with a headed goal amidst Wolves’ resurgence.
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The chaotic clash at Molineux witnessed another twist as Kobbie Mainoo emerged as the hero for Manchester United, delivering a stunning strike in the dying moments to secure a crucial three points.
The match unfolded with Rashford’s early goal, expertly placing Hojlund’s lay-off into the far corner. A second blow for Wolves followed as Luke Shaw’s cross deflected off Hojlund and found the net.
Despite missed opportunities from Casemiro and some resilient defending from Wolves, the first half ended without further goals, with both Hojlund and Casemiro having their efforts disallowed for offside.
The second half continued the frenetic pace, featuring missed chances, goal-line clearances, and Sa’s remarkable save denying Hojlund’s second goal. Wolves clawed back with a penalty from substitute Sarabia, swiftly countered by McTominay’s headed goal from a corner.
Kilman’s close-range effort gave Wolves hope, and Neto’s fantastic late strike in stoppage-time appeared to secure a point. However, Mainoo’s late heroics sealed a dramatic victory for Manchester United, as the teenager danced into the penalty area and unleashed a beautifully curled shot.
The enthralling match showcased the resilience and determination of both teams, with Mainoo’s spectacular goal capping off a memorable night for Manchester United.