Manchester United's Scott McTominay, left, and Manchester United's Alejandro Garnacho celebrate scoring their side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Brentford at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023.

9 crazy stats from Man Utd’s ridiculous last-gasp comeback against Brentford

Manchester United produced one of their most dramatic Premier League victories ever by scoring twice in injury time to come from behind to beat Brentford 2-1.

The Red Devils went into the match looking to avoid a third successive defeat in all competitions.

It looked as though it would be another difficult day for the increasingly under-pressure Erik ten Hag when Mathias Jensen put the visitors ahead midway through the first half.

But they turned things around, taking ‘Fergie Time’ to whole new extremes as late substitute Scott McTominay made himself a hero with two goals in added time.

“I know we have a lot of work to do, but we can enjoy this victory,” Ten Hag said after the three points were secured in madcap fashion.

“We have a good team, we have great players.”

United were heading towards their fifth defeat from their first eight matches – exacerbating what was already their worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign.

But McTominay’s late interventions saw United remain in the top half of the table, moving within four points of the top four.

“That might be one of my favourite moments on a football pitch,” McTominay told Premier League Productions in his post-match interview.

“Two goals at the death was incredible, but I am just happy to be able to contribute and show people that I can do it.”

Here are nine of the craziest stats from Manchester United’s last-gasp victory.

– This was the first time in Premier League history that Manchester United have been trailing at half-time in four consecutive home matches. They lost against Brighton and Crystal Palace, but came back to win 2-1 here and against Nottingham Forest.

– It’s also only the third time that the Red Devils have conceded the first goal in four consecutive home Premier League matches – with the previous two occasions also coming since Sir Alex Ferguson retired (2014, 2020).

– McTominay was only introduced in the 87th minute. The midfielder had a goal disallowed for offside before scoring twice in just 10 minutes of action.

– Each of McTominay’s last 10 league goals have come at Old Trafford. Only his former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (11 goals – March 1999 to April 2000) has gone on a longer run of successive home goals than the Scotland international – via @OptaJoe.

– This is the first time in Premier League history have Manchester United done what they did in the famous Champions League final of ’99 – gone into injury time trailing before winning.

– McTominay’s injury-time brace is the first time that a player has scored two goals after the 90th minute of a Premier League game since Steven Bergwijn’s two goals turned a defeat into a memorable win for Tottenham against Leicester back in January 2022.

– Manchester United had registered 17 shots but just four on target in the 90 minutes of regulation time. They registered five shots and four on target in the seven minutes of added time.

– Ten Hag’s men registered 1.43xG to Brentford’s 0.87xG. But they were trailing to the visitors for expected goals going into injury time, registering over 0.53xG of their total in the dying minutes.

– Manchester United’s defenders have more assists in the Premier League this season (four) than their forwards and midfielders have between them (three) – via @RichJolly

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