Sheff Utd vs Man Utd
4:30pm Sunday 24th November
Oli McBurnies 90th-minute equaliser detained a Sheffield United capitulation that is second-half as they salvaged a point draw with Manchester United at Bramall Lane.
Substitute McBurnies campaign was allowed to endure after a VAR review found no evidence of handball, triggering scenes since the Blades rescued themselves in the jaws of defeat.
After goals in either half from John Fleck and Lys Mousset left the Blades 18 minutes off from asserting another Premier League scalp sheffield United seemed set to heap more distress that was away-day on the people.
However, Brandon Williams initial Manchester United goal triggered a late meltdown from the hosts that saw Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford dent in the space of minutes.
However, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaers side of finishing a stunning turn in touching distance , along came an additional twist as McBurnies shooter squirmed past David de Gea.
With Manchester United one of only three Premier League sides yet to win a stage in the position this season, the goal for Sheffield United was clear – rating the first goal.
The Blades were forced to await the breakthrough, but maybe not for long, and had it not been for De Gea they would have struck the front on 11 minutes, the Spaniard creating a magnificent double save to thwart John Lundstrams volley until he got a hand to David McGoldricks header after he had no right to.
But with the pressure about the Manchester United goal, it was a matter of time before Sheffield United took a lead, and there was nothing De Gea can do this moment.
Mousset shrugged Phil Jones off the ball much to easily, grabbed for Lundstram whose De Gea saved shot but reluctantly parried into the path of both Fleck, who bundled the Blades in the home audience.
It took Manchester United 29 minutes to check goalkeeper Simon Moore on his Premier League debut as Anthony Martial mustered the visitors first and only shot on target but the Blades stopper coped with ease.
With Sheffield United unbeaten from the 89 matches where they have led at half-time since January 2014, Manchester Uniteds hopes of staging a comeback were so slim – and these hopes looked to have been were extinguished on 52 minutes.
Andreas Pereira gave the ball away cheaply in midfield and also the Blades pounced as Fleck pass inside released Mousset through on target where unleashed a brightly precise shot into the corner past the outstretched arm of De Gea.
That looked to have settled the contest in Sheffield Uniteds favour, however there swung a remarkable seven moments a game which had never been under the control of Manchester United from the visitors favour.
To begin with, Williams lashed a volley after having a clearance fell in the box to him. On came over four moments and Greenwood Manchester United were flat before Rashford got on the conclusion of Daniel James cross to complete the comeback since he uttered at Rashfords cross dwelling.
But just because it seemed Manchester United had escaped together with all three things, Sheffield United reunite as McBurnie latched onto Callum Robinsons crossand not VAR might deny that the Blades a point.
Manchester United journey to Astana in the Europa League on Thursday at 3.50pm earlier both nightclubs restart their Premier League campaigns on December 1. The Blades journey to Wolves at 2pm earlier Aston Villa travel to Old Trafford in 4.30pm.