Man. United's top four finish hope suffer setback, held by Burnley


United held by Burnley

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Manchester United’s quest for a top four finish suffered a setback on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by struggling Burnley at Old Trafford.

After a goalless first half, United opened the scoring in the 79th minute of the match.

Antony got to the ball on the edge of the box after a huge mistake by an opponent and slammed it into the back of the net to make it 1-0.

Burnley equalised three minutes to the end of the match. Zeki Amdouni ran up to the ball, stopped and waited for Andre Onana to commit before slotting the penalty into the bottom right corner.

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Earlier in the 19th minute, Bruno Fernandes pounced on the rebound inside the penalty box and tried to prod home. He was unlucky as the ball only rattled the left post.

In the 35th minute, Lyle Foster rose above the defenders and placed a towering header towards the middle of the goal, but Andre Onana was prepared to thwart his effort.

Four minutes later, Foster picked up a pass and unleashed a strong shot from inside the box directed towards the right post, but the goalkeeper was equal to it.

Few minutes after the restart, a pass into the box found Antony unmarked. He carefully placed a shot low towards the middle of the goal, but a brilliant last-ditch save by Arijanet Muric denied him.

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