Marcus Rashford’s deflected effort in the third minute of injury time was enough to give Manchester United victory over Wolves at Old Trafford and move them second in the Premier League.
The game seemed destined for a draw when Rashford took possession on the edge of the area, virtually next to the goal-line.
But after cutting inside the box, the England man let fly with a left-footed shot that deflected off Roman Saiss to leave Rui Patricio completely wrong-footed.
It was tough luck on Wolves, who were worthy of a point, although they had Rui Patricio to thank for an earlier save when he denied Bruno Fernandes from the best chance of the match.
Saiss was disconsolate at the end as he laid on his back, trying to take in the defeat, knowing he had come close to scoring himself when his header was turned away by David de Gea.
United are now two points behind leaders Liverpool having played the same number of games, which is as close as they have been to the top of the table at this stage of the season since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
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- 1de Gea
- 27TellesSubstituted forShawat 45′minutes
- 11GreenwoodSubstituted forMartialat 64′minutes
- 18Bruno FernandesSubstituted forMcTominayat 90+5′minutes
- 10RashfordBooked at 50mins
- 34van de Beek
- 11Rui PatrícioBooked at 73mins
- 20VitinhaSubstituted forPodenceat 55′minutes
- 28João Moutinho
- 7NetoSubstituted forFábio Silvaat 68′minutes
- 17Fábio Silva
- 22Nélson Semedo
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Match ends, Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
Second Half ends, Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Maximilian Kilman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Substitution, Manchester United. Scott McTominay replaces Bruno Fernandes.
Goal! Manchester United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.
Foul by Harry Maguire (Manchester United).
Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Pogba (Manchester United).
Ki-Jana Hoever (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Shaw.
Foul by Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United).
Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Rayan Aït-Nouri (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by João Moutinho.
Foul by Eric Bailly (Manchester United).
Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Manchester United. Harry Maguire tries a through ball, but Marcus Rashford is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Pogba.