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Alla Zakarian

07-03-2019 | 18:59 Football

The Stats behind Manchester United’s historic win

Marcus Rashford scored a penalty as Manchester United staged an incredible comeback to beat Paris Saint-Germain on way goals and reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Here are the statistics behind their shock 3-1 victory in Paris... Manchester United only had four shots on target during the 90-minute encounter but managed to score from three of those efforts on goal. Romelu Lukaku's opener after 111 seconds was  United's fastest goal in a Champions League knockout match since Wayne Rooney netted after just 63 seconds against Bayern Munich in 2010. Marcus Rashford had two attempts at goal with his second one being the defining goal. Manchester United have now scored in 21 consecutive away matches in all competitions, which has equalled the club record set under Sir Matt Busby between November 1956 and September 1957. They last failed to score on the road in a competitive match back in May 2018 when they were held to a goalless draw at West Ham. With 10 senior stars missing through either injury or suspension, Solskjaer was forced to name Angel Gomes (18), Tahith Chong (19), James Garner (17) and Mason Greenwood (17) on the bench. Greenwood became the youngest player to represent Manchester United in the Champions League, aged just 17 years and 156 days. Manchester United's starting line-up had an average age of just 25 due to several of their experienced heads being on the treatment table.  That average age went down to 23 as Eric Bailly (aged 24), Andreas Pereira (23) and Ashley Young (33) being replaced by teenagers Diogo Dalot (19), Chong (19) and Greenwood (17). Solskjaer's side managed to score three goals from just four shots on target with 28 per cent possession compared to PSG's 72 per cent.

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