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Man Utd 1 – 0 Omonia Nicosia

Scott McTominay struck deep into stoppage time as Man Utd kept their hopes of winning their Europa League group alive with a late 1-0 win over Omonia Nicosia.

Omonia arrived in Manchester after losing five of their last seven games, including last Thursday’s 3-2 defeat to United, but produced a defiant, heroic stance, epitomized by inspired goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, when Neil Lennon’s side came within seconds of leaving Old Trafford with the most unlikely of points.

United saw Uzoho thwart attempts by Marcus Rashford, Antony and Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro rattled the bar. United erased a frustrating night in front of goal when McTominay finally broke through with their 33rd shot.

United remain second in Europa League Group E, three points behind leaders Real Sociedad, but know that victory in their last two matches will see them advance to the round of 16 as group winners without going up against a side relegated from the Champions League in a playoff.

More to follow.

What’s next?

Manchester United will host Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday at 2 p.m., and Tottenham in the Premier League on Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.

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