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The introduction of Memphis Depay in the 60th minute proved a turning point for Manchester United. The Dutch winger provided a spark with his running and dribbling on the left and drew the penalty that won the game for his side.
Memphis carved out his first big opportunity in the 66th minute, when he cut inside from the left and bounced a dipping shot wide of the near post. He nearly recreated the move in the 90th minute, this time firing low and narrowly wide of the upright.
Those efforts might sound minor, but on this day, that was pretty much as good as Manchester United mustered. Unlike some of his teammates, at least Memphis appeared hungry to make a meaningful contribution in the attacking third.
That contribution came in the third minute of stoppage time, when he won a penalty after another dribble on the left. His trickery caused the otherwise solid Dean Hammond to slide in with an ill-advised tackle, which resulted in the decisive spot kick.
As this performance hinted, Memphis possesses the attributes necessary to be a game-changer. He only needs to conjure that magic more consistently for his team.