Bournemouth: Substitute Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage-time winner as Manchester United came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 away while Liverpool had to be satisfied with a draw at Arsenal in the Premier League Saturday,
Callum Wilson had fired Bournemouth ahead in the 11th minute but they were on the back foot after in-form Anthony Martial netted his fifth goal in the last four games in the 35th and Rashford completed the comeback from close range late on.
With the win United rise a spot above to seventh with 20 points from 11 games chasing to close the gap on the top four while Bournemouth are sixth ahead of United on goal difference.
United’s defence looked all at sea in the opening 10 minutes as Bournemouth missed three gilt-edged chances before Wilson fired the Cherries ahead with a simple tap-in following an inch-perfect low cross from the right by Junior Stanislas.
However, Bounemouth didn’t enjoy the lead for long with Martial levelling with a powerful left-foot shot from 11 metres, after good work by Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez, the French forward scoring in four successive top-flight games for the first time in his career.
Just when it seemed the home side would hang on, Rashford popped up in the six-yard box to chest down Paul Pogba’s cross and tuck the ball past Asmir Begovic, prompting wild celebrations among his team mates although a muted reaction from manager Jose Mourinho.
Elsewhere, Arsenal played out a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at home to take their unbeaten streak to 14 games in all competitions and gave a much better showing than previous games against other top six teams.
James Milner drove Liverpool home in the 61st minute after Bernd Leno tipped Sadio Mane’s cross into his path before Alexandre Lacazette equalised for Arsenal eight minutes from the final whistle to share spoils.