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Cavani-led second-half comeback gives Man U dramatic 3-2 win over Southampton

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Securing an unlikely win, Edinson Cavani celebrates with his Manchester United teammates after defeating Southampton in the English Premier League on Sunday, November 29. (Photo: Twitter @ManUtd)

A gutsy performance from Edinson Cavani brought Manchester United back from sure defeat against Southampton on Sunday (November 29)—securing all three points and a needed 3-2 win for the Red Devils in the English Premier League (EPL).

It was a dramatic comeback for Manchester United, which started the second half with a two-goal deficit.

Jan Bednarek’s header in the 23rd minute and James Ward-Prowse’s stunning free-kick ten minutes later sent Southampton comfortably leading.

The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-managed United, playing away, was in even more trouble being forced into substituting an injured David de Gea for Dean Henderson at the stroke of half-time.

Enter Cavani, another of Man U’s half-time substitute, who replaced Mason Greenwood at the break. The Uruguayan set up Bruno Fernandes for United’s first goal in the 59th minute.

Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandez celebrates with Edinson Cavani as Manchester United closed the deficit on Southampton in the English Premier League on Sunday. The Red Devils won in dramatic fashion, 3-2. (Photo: Facebook @ManchesterUnited)

In the 74th minute, Cavani struck again with a well-timed header that brought the sides level.

The 33-year-old striker had time for even more drama as Cavani swooped in two minutes into stoppage time to break Southampton hearts and rescue what looked an unlikely three points for United.

The win was impressive as it stood as the Red Devil’s eighth-straight win away, a record in the club’s 142-year history.

The defeat means Southampton stay fifth, while the three points take United, who move into the top half, up to seventh, five points behind league leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.

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