Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score a 92nd minute winner as Manchester United came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
As has been the case in recent weeks, United made a slow start to the match and fell behind after only 11 minutes when Callum Wilson broke the deadlock for the high-flying hosts.
However, Anthony Martial levelled things up before half time and Rashford secured all three points late on as United moved level on points with the Cherries in the Premier League table.
United were without Romelu Lukaku after he picked up an injury in training ahead of the game, with Alexis Sanchez returning to the starting XI ahead of Rashford as Jose Mourinho’s only change from the win over Everton.
The visitors were sluggish in the opening half an hour, though, and Bournemouth could have broken the deadlock after only four minutes when Chris Smalling failed to cut out Wilson’s pass to leave Ryan Fraser clean through on goal, only for David de Gea to deny the in-form winger.
Bournemouth continued to pour forward and threatened again after 10 minutes when first De Gea kept out Wilson and then Junior Stanislas saw a shot deflected wide from inside the area.
The hosts did break the deadlock just one minute later when United’s defence went missing after a corner, allowing Stanislas to break down the right and deliver a low cross into the box which Wilson tucked away with aplomb.
Eddie Howe’s side were not content to sit on their lead and almost doubled it after 19 minutes when Adam Smith cut inside and put a low cross into the box which bobbled narrowly wide of the far post with De Gea beaten.
Stanislas was the next to come close as Bournemouth continued to get joy on the counter-attack, but his curling effort from the edge of the box was too close to De Gea.
A lacklustre United did finally begin to improve after the half-hour mark and created their first chance after 33 minutes when Fred met a low cross from the left, only to see his wayward effort blocked by Nathan Ake.
Martial was not so wasteful moments later when a similar chance fell his way, with the France international confidently stroking a Sanchez cut-back into the corner to score in a fourth successive Premier League game for the first time.
The equaliser was harsh on a Bournemouth side that had been much the better team up to that point, but United did end the first half on top and Juan Mata dragged one shot wide after a good knockdown from Sanchez.
Bournemouth did offer another reminder of their threat on the counter before the interval when Fraser stung the palms of De Gea, and the United keeper was also called into action early in the second half when he made a really smart reaction stop to deny a clever David Brooks flick.