Manchester United: Top 5 Premier League late-shows

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Manchester United required two late goals from wing pair Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young to propel themselves five points clear of Manchester City in the race for the title, a trend we've come accustomed to in the Premier League years.

While United's most famous late goal came in the Champions League back in 1999, in the Premier League, late salvo's in the twilight of games have accompanied every season in the top flight.

After striking twice in the closing minutes at Ewood Park, GMF looks at five other games across the years which has seen the 19-time league champions grab late winners in the Premier League.

Manchester United 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
April 10, 1993

Perhaps the most famous late comeback in United's Premier League history.

John Sheridan has given Wednesday the lead from the spot, but eventually the pressure told when Steve Bruce's phenomenal header drew United level with four minutes left.

But United weren't done there, as deep in stoppage time Bruce notched again, from Gary Pallister's cross, to send Old Trafford into delirium with Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Kidd jubilant on the pitch.

Manchester United 2-1 Sunderland
January 1, 2003

United were suffering from a New Year's Day hangover when Juan Sebastian Veron headed in Gavin McCann's goal bound shot.

Ample pressure from the hosts, which saw Paul Scholes hit both posts and Jugen Macho's goal live a charmed life, until Ferdinand's looped pass found David Beckham, who equalised, before Scholes headed in the late winner.

Fulham 1-2 Manchester United
February 24, 2007

Brian McBride capitalised on some slack defending to open the scoring, prior to Ryan Giggs' sensational volleyed equaliser.

Edwin van der Sar brilliantly denied Simon Davies on two occasions, before the sucker punch in the 88th minute, as Cristiano Ronaldo's run from the half-way line resulted in him slamming in the winner.

Manchester United 3-2 Aston Villa
April 5, 2009

Despite Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, John Carew and Gabriel Agbonlahor's headers handed Villa the lead until 10 minutes on the clock.

Ronaldo then fired in a leveller, before a real life 'Roy of the Rovers' moment as Federico Macheda, on his debut, curled home in stoppage time.

Manchester United 4-3 Manchester City
September 21, 2009

United took the lead on three occasions against their near neighbours, as Wayne Rooney's early goal and Darren Fletcher's double was cancelled out by Gareth Barry and Craig Bellamy's goals, the second of which came in the 90th minute.

But United had the last word, and with stoppage time having elapsed, Ryan Giggs fed Michael Owen, who poked beyond Shay Given.

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