Omonia FC Vs Man United Stats
OMNIA FC vs Man United stats are a little bit different from other stats. Rather than just looking at the team’s overall performance, we look at their starting line-up, their form in the Europa League, and their shots on goal.
Manchester United beat Omonia Nicosia 1-0
During the second half, Manchester United came out on top in their UEFA Europa League match against Omonia Nicosia at Old Trafford on Thursday. In the process, they ended a three-game run without a win in European club competition at the iconic ground.
The solitary goal in the game came during stoppage time. After receiving a pass from Jadon Sancho, Scott McTominay fired the ball past the Omonia goalkeeper. It was the first time in over a decade that a Manchester United substitute has scored a winning goal in a European match.
The match was a pulsating affair. Man United dominated from the opening whistle and took a lead in the first half. However, Omonia defended well and pushed forward to frustrate United. The visitors were unable to take advantage of the many chances they created, despite taking 34 shots.
Marcus Rashford led the charge for the home side with a number of great chances. He saw his initial shot go just over the crossbar, while his subsequent effort was tipped over by Nigeria international goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.
Omonia’s form in the Europa League
UEFA Europa League action sees Manchester United take on Omonia Nicosia at Old Trafford on Thursday night. The two teams are currently in the same group, and although United are three points behind Real Sociedad, they could still top the table if they win their last game in San Sebastian. The winner of the game will qualify for the knockout stage.
Manchester United have been in great form as of late, racking up six points in their last three matches. The victory over Everton highlighted how much they have improved on the way they played in the Premier League. This will be a tough test against Omonia Nicosia, as they have not been able to win any of their three games in the competition.
Manchester United will start with Cristiano Ronaldo and David De Gea, while the rest of the line up will likely be a completely different XI to the one that lost to Manchester City in the derby. Martin Dubravka is out for the trip, and Raphael Varane is missing, as are Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Omonia’s starting line-up
Having beaten FC Sheriff 2-1 in the last outing, Manchester United will be looking to win their second consecutive game in the Uefa Europa League against Omonia. The Red Devils will need to win to keep themselves in the top two of the group. They will also need to get a draw and drop a point to ensure they qualify for the knockout stages.
Manchester United will be without the likes of Donny van de Beek and Axel Tuanzebe. They will be without Harry Maguire, too. The England international is recovering from a hamstring injury.
Manchester United will have to be careful not to make a similar error against Omonia. The Cypriot side has only won one of their last 26 matches in major European competitions. They have won one of their previous 14 away games. They have also had a poor time in the Uefa Europa League.
Having lost 1-0 to Real Sociedad on matchday 1, Manchester United have now won only five of their last six away Uefa Europa League games. They will need to win their remaining three games to ensure they don’t go out of the Uefa Europa League.
Manchester United’s shots on the night were worth a staggering 4.15 Expected Goals
Against a team that was playing an extremely controlled game, Manchester United put on an excellent performance. In fact, they outscored Omonia Nicosia 3.6-0.2. Their shots were also worth 4.15 Expected Goals, a staggering figure.
United took a total of 34 shots, with 13 on target. David de Gea made 12 saves. He saved one-on-ones and point-blank efforts.
Manchester United’s second goal came in the second half injury time. Fred’s deflected effort gave the hosts a lead. However, the hosts missed several chances in the final 10 minutes.
United outshot Omonia Nicosia 34-3. They took 13 corners and were on the attack for nearly the entire game. They had 52 per cent possession. They dominated the game from start to finish, as Omonia failed to score.
The hosts were not at their best in the first half. Bruno Fernandes almost scored early on. But he was booked for diving in the Liverpool penalty area.
The referee’s decision to award a foul to the opposition’s player was questionable. The VAR deemed the referee’s decision correct.