Anthony Elanga was hit by an object, as Manchester United scored their third goal in a thrilling contest with Leeds United on Sunday.
Elanga, and the rest of his teammates, were celebrating Fred's brilliant strike, after the Brazilian came on in the second half, that saved them from utter embarrassment.
The United players ran towards their own fans in the corner but Elanga went down after being hit by an object that was seemingly thrown by one of the home fans.
The young Swedish forward went down in pain after being hit in the head and the Manchester United medical team had to have a look at him.
🗣 "Ugly incident after the goal - Anthony Elanga hit by a coin quite severely on his head"— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 20, 2022
Paul Robinson reports the latest as Man Utd take a 3-2 lead at Leeds... pic.twitter.com/f7hU7ZBkiA
Fred scores, gets pelted with all kinds of objects thrown from behind the goal. Then Elanga gets hit on the head and needs treatment— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) February 20, 2022
📸 - An object got thrown on the head of Elanga after the goal. pic.twitter.com/z2KNSycKKd— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) February 20, 2022
It was Elgana who had the last laugh though, as he recovered to put the finishing touches to what was a ridiculous game in the end.
Having missed an earlier opportunity, when one-on-one with Illan Meslier, the youngster was on the end of a moment of genius from Bruno Fernandes to score.
The Portugal midfielder flicked the ball over his markers head, turned, recollected the ball after a touch from the defender and then found his teammate.
Elanga tucked the ball home under Meslier, making it 4-2, and ran back towards his own fans and put his finger up to his lips in celebration.
📸 - Elanga silencing the crowd after his goal. pic.twitter.com/ZTRoRNX9q9— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) February 20, 2022
The game was played in torrential rain at Elland Road but fans will be glad that there was never a real threat of it being called off as they were treated to six goals.
Ralf Rangnick's side took the lead in the first half when Harry Maguire scored from a corner, the first time the visitors had scored in that fashion in 140 attempts, before Fernandes doubled the lead just before half time.
Whatever Marcelo Bielsa said at half time worked as Rodrigo made a fool of David de Gea with a cross-cum-shot that flew over the Spanish keeper and into the net.
Within 24 seconds of the kick off the hosts were level. This time Raphina, on as a half time substitute, got ahead of Luke Shaw to prod home from Dan James cross.
However, just as Leeds were back into it, it was United's own subs who helped secure all three points, as Fred and then Elanga got the win.
And the teenager made sure the home fans knew exactly who the winners were, pointing at the badge on his shirt at full time.
Impressive response all round from the 19-year-old!
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