Lukaku scores 88th winner to send United fourth in OT thriller over Saints

Romelu Lukaku hit a late winner as Manchester United moved to within three points of third-placed Tottenham after a pulsating game with Southampton.

With United two minutes from missing out on fourth spot, Romelu Lukaku struck with a calm finish to seal the points at Old Trafford.

Yan Valery had given struggling Saints a surprise lead with an outstanding finish from around 25 yards before United turned it around with two goals in six second-half minutes.

Andreas Pereira equalised with a spectacular long-range strike before setting up Lukaku to make it 2-1.

Saints fought back to make it 2-2 through James Ward-Prowse’s exquisite free-kick before Lukaku dramatic winner.

In an incident-packed match, Paul Pogba missed the chance to make it 4-2 when Angus Gunn saved his late penalty.


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