Manchester United on Wednesday evening fought back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw against a rampant Leeds United side but missed the chance to move level with second-placed Manchester City.
Leeds, starting life after American, Jesse March was sacked, and with Under-21 coach Michael Skubala in the dugout, took the lead after just 55 seconds through Wilfried Gnonto.
Aged 19 years and 95 days, the Italian with African heritage became the youngest Premier League goalscorer at Old Trafford since Jermain Defoe’s strike at 19 years and 62 days in December 2001.
The visitors also made a dream start to the second half, doubling their advantage just three minutes after the break when a cross from substitute Crysencio Summerville forced an own goal from Raphael Varane.
Leeds was heading for their first ever Premier League win at Old Trafford, but Man Utd pulled one back on 62 minutes.
Marcus Rashford’s header was his 12th goal in 14 matches in all competitions since the FIFA World Cup and made him the first Man Utd player to score in six straight Premier League home appearances since Wayne Rooney in 2012.
Substitute Jadon Sancho who now has twice as many Premier League goal involvements this season (4) as Trent Alexander-Arnold (2) equalised eight minutes later.
The hosts nearly grabbed a winner, but Illan Meslier clawed away a close-range header from Varane to end Man Utd’s 13-match home winning run in all competitions.
The result leaves Man Utd third on 43 points, two points behind Man City having played an extra match.
Leeds is 16th with 19 points, one point above the relegation zone.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.