Super Sub Rashford makes Man United History In Europa League Win
Marcus Rashford has become the first Manchester United substitute to both score and assist in a UEFA Europa League match, with this their 47th game in the competition.
The 24 year old was subbed on for Jadon Sancho at the start of the second half and drew the Red Devils level seven minutes later after Karim Ansarifard had given Omonia Nicosia a 34th minute first half lead at the Neo GSP Stadium at Nicosia District in Cyprus.
Rashford turned provider for Anthony Martial 10 minutes later before scoring his second and Manchester United’s third on 84 minutes from a Cristiano Ronaldo assist.
The goal was Rashford’s 98th in 311 appearances for the Red Devils across all competitions since he signed for the club in January 2016.
This term, Rashford has scored five times in eight appearances for the club with three of the goals coming in seven Premier League games.
In Europe he has scored 21 times with 12 coming in 29 Champions League games and the remaining nine in 28 Europa League matches.
Nigeria’s Francis Uzoho was on the bench for the entire duration of the game.
The goalkeeper has featured only twice for Omonia so far this term with one of them coming in the 3-0 Europa League loss to visiting FC Sheriff at the Neo GSP Stadium last month.