Mourinho Survives after United’s Thrilling Comeback Win

Substitute Alexis Sanchez scored a 90th-minute winner as Manchester United battled back from two goals down to beat Newcastle United 3-2 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The thrilling fightback win – United’s first in five games – will ease the pressure on beleaguered manager Jose Mourinho.

Newcastle, still seeking a first win in the Premier League this term – took the lead in the seventh minute, opening up United’s defence with ease after Ayoze Perez found Kenedy and the Brazilian burst goalwards before calmly drilling past David De Gea at the far ;post.

Three minutes later the visitors stunned Old Trafford into silence by doubling their lead with Japanese forward Yoshinori Muto wriggling clear of Ashley Young and firing home.

Substitute Juan Mata got United back into the game in the 70th minute with a sublime free kick, before the lively Anthony Martial equalised after good work from Paul Pogba down the left.

With the game petering out to a draw, another sub, Sanchez, rose to head home Young’s cross in the final minute of normal time to buy time for Mourinho.

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