Man United slumps to 4-3 loss at Copenhagen in Champions League after Rashford's red card
Wed, Nov 8, 2023
Soccer News (AP)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Manchester United conceded two late goals after playing more than half the match with 10 men following Marcus Rashford's red card to lose 4-3 to FC Copenhagen and slump to last place in its Champions League group on Wednesday.
An end-to-end match that began with Rasmus Hojlund - a former Copenhagen player - scoring twice inside 28 minutes to give United a 2-0 lead ended with the English team collapsing for its third loss in four games.
Lukas Lerager equalized in the 83rd and 17-year-old winger Roony Bardghji grabbed the winning goal in the 87th as Copenhagen secured one of the most famous victories in its history.
Rashford was shown a straight red card in the 42nd for stamping on the left ankle of opponent Elias Jelert as he tried to shield the ball. The score was 2-0 at the time and Copenhagen scored twice before halftime.
"Roony, Roony" chanted the Copenhagen fans at the end of the game. A player whose name has similarities to one of United's greatest players - Wayne Rooney - left the team in real danger of failing to qualify.
United has three points, one fewer than Copenhagen and Galatasaray with two games left.
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