Manchester United came from behind to upset Omonia Nicosia in Cyprus thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and fellow substitute Antony Martial.
United missed numerous golden opportunities in the game’s first period, with Antony’s decision to try a pass rather than shoot or get around the goalkeeper being the most egregious of the bunch.
The visitors were forced to pay for their carelessness in front of goal as Omonia scored with their first effort of the game in the 34th minute, completing a slick counterattack. Karim Ansarifard, a strike partner of Bruno Felipe, sprung United’s offside trap after doing the legwork, and he expertly finished past David De Gea.
Six minutes after entering the game at halftime, Rashford tied the score with a spectacular effort from outside the penalty area. Two minutes later, he assisted strike partner Martial with an equally impressive effort.
Rashford added a third goal for United after Cristiano Ronaldo pulled a shot across goal, and Nikolas Panagiotou set up a spectacular finish with a perfectly timed finish following another counterattack by the hosts. However, United prevailed, and the following are 5 talking points from a memorable evening in Nicosia.