Man Utd Strike Late To Draw With Burnley After Trailing 2-0

Jesse Lingard's stoppage-time strike denied Burnley a famous win at Old Trafford but he could not stop Manchester United's fading title hopes from suffering another blow. Ashley Barnes fired the Clarets ahead after three minutes when Johann Berg Gudmundsson's free-kick was not cleared, and Steven Defour made it 2-0 with a superb 30-yard free-kick into the top corner.

Lingard came off the bench for the second half and quickly reduced the deficit with a clever back-heel finish from an Ashley Young cross. United had 75% of possession after the break but struggled to turn their pressure into clear chances until the ball broke to Lingard on the edge of the area in the 91st minute, and he fired into the bottom corner.

Mourinho unhappy with the result, but happy with his players

Lingard's goal was a dramatic end to a thrilling game but still represents two points dropped for United, who conceded a late equaliser against Leicester on Saturday. Jose Mourinho's side are 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, who play Newcastle on Wednesday.

The United manager was unhappy with his side's defending for Burnley's first goal, but praised the way they recovered from going 2-0 down. "The boys do what they can," Mourinho said. "They are trying hard with the problems we have, with the injuries we have. "I am not happy with the result, I was not happy with the result against Leicester, but I am happy with my players. No critics to my players."


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