December 26, 2017 / 5:08 PM / a year ago

Soccer-Lingard double helps United earn comeback draw with Burnley

* Manchester United drew 2-2 with Burnley

* Substitute Lingard saved United after they trailed 2-0

* Ashley Barnes fired Burnley ahead in the third minute

* Superb Steven Defour free kick made it 2-0 in the 36th

* Ben Mee cleared a Marcus Rashford effort off the line

* United brought on Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at break

* Midfielder Lingard scored with back-heel flick in 53rd

* Lingard strike in added time earned United a point

* United host Southampton next, Burnley travel to Huddersfield


Dec 26 (Reuters)- Substitute Jesse Lingard struck twice in the second half as Manchester United fought back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Burnley grabbed a surprise third-minute lead when, after a goalmouth scramble, Ashley Barnes fired home from close range and it could have been 2-0 when Scott Arfield’s volley clipped the top of the bar.

United piled on plenty of pressure but Burnley doubled their lead in the 36th minute thanks to a superb curling free kick from 30 yards by Belgian midfielder Steven Defour which beat the diving David De Gea.

United manager Jose Mourinho made a double substitution at the interval and Lingard got the home side back in the game with a clever back-heel flick in the 53rd minute.

Mourinho’s side totally dominated the second half but were frustrated by a sturdy Burnley defence until Lingard drove home the equaliser in stoppage time.

Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ed Osmond

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