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Kobbie Mainoo scores 97th-minute winner after Pedro Neto had equalised in stoppage time

"It is a dream come true," the 18-year-old Manchester United midfielder told TNT Sports, following his winner in a Premier League classic against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.

Kobbie Mainoo scored a sensational 97th-minute winner for Manchester United after Wolves had levelled in stoppage time in a stunning 4-3 game at Molineux.

The 18-year-old midfielder has joined a list of five Premier League players aged 18 or younger to have scored a 90th-minute winning goal for their side, with four of those five being Manchester United players.

However, on this list, Mainoo is the latest teenage star to come through the United ranks and burst onto the Premier League stage.

This was Mainoo’s 11th senior appearance for United, with his previous games seeing him quietly impressive in central midfield.

Overall, It was a breathless contest to ultimately delight the visiting Manchester United support, although even the crestfallen home team were applauded from the pitch.

Marcus Rashford, who had just been restored to the team, opened the scoring and Rasmus Hojlund doubled the lead before the break with United dominant, but the drama had hardly begun.

Pablo Sarabia pulled one back from the spot before, Scott McTominay, who entered for Casemiro as a substitute, restored the two-goal advantage. Max Kilman’s late goal offered Wolves hope and Pedro Neto thought he had secured a point before Mainoo’s magnificent winner.

Wolves had not lost at home since being beaten by Liverpool in September and could have moved above United with victory. Instead, they remain 11th in the table while Ten Hag’s team are up to seventh.

“I have still not come down from it. I still feel like I am dreaming to be honest.”

“To start playing in the Premier League for my boyhood club has been amazing. Now it’s about trying to win more games,” said Mainoo after the game. 

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