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Late Equalizer: Manchester United Held to 1-1 Draw by Burnley After Andre Onana Error

Report and free match highlights as Man Utd errors cost them their first back-to-back league wins since February; Antony’s first league goal of the season was cancelled out by Zeki Amdouni after Andre Onana gave away a penalty; Burnley two points from safety after late goal

Manchester United conceded another late goal as Zeki Amdouni’s penalty secured a 1-1 draw for Burnley at Old Trafford.

Antony’s first league goal of the season with 11 minutes left had put United ahead, but self-inflicted errors cost them as Andre Onana gave away a penalty for cleaning out substitute Amdouni after an inexplicable headed back-pass by Casemiro.

Onana was the hero for United in the first half, keeping out Lyle Foster twice when a goal seemed more likely. However, his error, the second this week, proved fatal to his side’s chances of claiming their first back-to-back league wins since February.

Image:Antony celebrates after giving Manchester United the lead against Burnley

Image:Zeki Amdouni scores Burnley’s equaliser from the penalty spot

Burnley remain in the relegation zone but Amdouni’s late goal moves them to within two points of safety. Vincent Kompany’s side will be frustrated they did not take any of their first-half chances with just three games to go.

United failed to cement their grip on sixth as Newcastle moved to within one point of them following a 5-1 win over Sheffield United. The two sides meet at Old Trafford on May 15 – live on Sky Sports – in a game that could decide who qualifies for the Europa League.

How Man Utd threw away another late lead

Image:Bruno Fernandes rues a missed chance against Burnley

The tone was set at Old Trafford early on as Burnley and United had good chances to score within three minutes. David Datro Fofana was unconvincing in the box while Alejandro Garnacho could not find the target from Bruno Fernandes’ cross.

Goals felt an inevitability, however the first half passed without a change in the score. United were indebted to Onana, who made five saves in the opening period, including a particularly impressive stop to keep out Foster’s header from close range.

“This has to be the save of the season,” Tim Sherwood told Sky Sports on Soccer Saturday. “It’s a decent height but he’s going the other way. He makes a diving save to his right. It is an unbelievable save from Onana.”

Image:Andre Onana makes an acrobatic save to deny Burnley an opening goal

Foster was also denied by Onana when through on goal before the close of the half. The United goalkeeper made himself big to stop Burnley from capitalising on a dominant spell that saw the visitors go into the break with more possession.

The quality of the game suffered in the second half with both sides scruffy in the final third. Antony should have scored soon after the restart but prodded a tame shot straight at Arijanet Muric after Garnacho appeared to put it on a plate for the winger.

Ten Hag’s decision to remove Rasmus Hojlund and Kobbie Mainoo was met with boos by the Old Trafford crowd. Amad Diallo and Scott McTominay’s introduction did ultimately improve United’s threat, although it seemed a perplexing change at the time.

Antony recovered from his earlier miss to give United a late lead, finishing despite fighting to keep his balance when through on goal. The Brazil winger, who was signed from Ajax for £86m in the summer of 2022, had not scored in the league since April last year.

United once again threw away a late lead after mindless decisions from Casemiro and Onana, who came through Amdouni for the penalty after his team-mate tried to head the ball back to him in a crowded box with three minutes of regulation time left.

Amdouni sent Onana the wrong way to secure a late draw for Burnley. Neither side was happy with a point as they chased a late winner in stoppage-time but a lack of quality in the final third meant they had to settle for 1-1.

‘Frustrated’ Ten Hag: We are not lucky with referees decisions

Ten Hag said after the game: “A strong start to the game. We had loads of chances and then in the second part of the first half we lost control of the game.

“Burnley had some good chances as well and Andre saved us a couple of times.

“In the second half, it was again all ours with loads of chances. We were in a winning position and again we gave the game away.

“I’m very frustrated. In phases of the game, we did very good but in the end you have to take the three points. We gave it away and it’s very frustrating.

“In the final minutes of the game, it is so unnecessary.

“We are so not lucky with the refereeing. We concede so many penalties. This one was justified, but on the other hand I have seen two or three penalty situations and at a minimum one was 100 per cent a penalty.”

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