Tahith Chong missed a shocking open goal seconds before Astana equaliser. The Red Devils lost their Europa league match 2-1.
With qualifications to the next round confirmer, Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer fielded a very young side for Manchester United’s Europa League encounter against Astana. Jesse Lingard was named the captain of the young side.
There were a lot of firsts in this match. Jesse Lingard ended his goal drought after scoring a goal in the 10th minute of the match. This was his first goal for United since January and spanned 28 matches. Unfortunately, it didn’t matter in the end as the Red Devils succumbed to a 2-1 loss. However, a defeat could have very well been avoided.
Tahith Chong missed a shocking open goal seconds before Astana equaliser
United carried their 1-0 lead to the second half and looked to build on it. Soslkjaer’s young side looked threatening and it seemed like it was only a matter of time before they would add another to the board. United carried the ball into the opposition box and Luke Shaw squared a pass across the goal.
The ball found its way to Tahith Chong and all he had to do was tap the ball in. However, much to everyone’s surprise. The 19-year old fluffed his lines and fired the ball over the bar. If you thought that was bad, Astana then went on to equalise 38 seconds later.
Tahith Chong misses an open goal 🙃
Not even a minute later Astana equalise 😶 pic.twitter.com/zGla6jX0cL
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 28, 2019
United were made to pay dearly for the miss when Astana scored yet another goal 7 minutes later through yet another Manchester United youngster, Di’Shon Bernard, who turned the ball into his own net to hand Astana the winner.
Astana had lost their last 6 Europa League matches and had only scored once this entire season. However, on the night, they scored twice to give themselves a shot in the arm with a win over a United side. A young United team but a Manchester United outfit regardless.
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