WATCH: Harry Wilson scores best free-kick at Old Trafford since Cristiano Ronaldo against Portsmouth 3 years ago

WATCH: Harry Wilson scores best free-kick at Old Trafford since Cristiano Ronaldo against Portsmouth

What. A. Strike.

Manchester United went into half-time with a one goal cushion this evening after Juan Mata topped off a lovely team move with a clinical finish, but they were by no means comfortable. Derby had threatened to break through their defence on several occasions, pushing for an equaliser.

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That equaliser came in the 59th minute, when Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson scored the most spectacular free kick since Cristiano Ronaldo's stunner against Portsmouth in 2008. You know the one. Up and over the wall.

Wilson's was similar, in the sense that it swerved and dipped, with Sergio Romero rooted to the spot. But the swerve was so dramatic that it flew into the opposite corner of the net. 'Unstoppable' is thrown around too much in football discourse, but you'd be hard pushed to find a goalkeeper who would have the reaction speed and the leap to stop this from going in.

Sergio Romero was later sent off for handball, and was replaced by Lee Grant, with Juan Mata the fall guy for Romero's error.