Sheffield United 3-3 Manchester United: Oli McBurnie saves Blades from capitulation
Sheff Utd vs Man Utd
4:30pm Sunday November
Oli McBurnie equaliser detained a Sheffield United capitulation that is second-half since they salvaged a point draw with Manchester United at Bramall Lane.
Substitute McBurnie’s campaign was allowed to stand following a VAR inspection found no signs of handball, since the Blades rescued themselves in the jaws of defeat in the most striking of 37, triggering delirious scenes.
Sheffield United looked set to pile more misery that was away-day after goals in either half by John Fleck and Lys Mousset abandoned the Blades 18 minutes away from asserting another Premier League scalp.
However, Brandon Williams’ Manchester United goal triggered a collapse in the hosts which saw Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood dent in the space of minutes.
But with the side of completing a turnaround, within distance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came a second twist ago David de Gea.
With Manchester United one of only three Premier League sides to acquire a stage in the position this season, the aim for Sheffield United is clear – rating the goal.
The Blades were made to wait for the breakthrough, although maybe not for long, and had it not been for De Gea they would have struck the front on 11 minutes, the Spaniard producing a magnificent double save to thwart John Lundstram’s volley before he has a hand to David McGoldrick’s header when he had no right to.
However, until Sheffield United took a deserved lead with the pressure on the Manchester United goal, it was just a matter of time, and there was nothing De Gea could do this time.
Mousset shrugged Phil Jones off the ball much to easily, crossed for Lundstram whose De Gea saved shot but parried into the path of Fleck, who bundled the Blades from the home audience.
It took Manchester United 29 moments to test goalkeeper Simon Moore on his Premier League debut as Anthony Martial mustered the visitors’ first and only shot on goal however the Blades stopper dealt with ease.
With Sheffield United unbeaten since January 2014 from the 89 matches in Manchester United’s hopes of staging a comeback were both slim – and also those hopes seemed to have been extinguished on 52 minutes.
Andreas Pereira gave the ball away and the Blades pounced as Fleck pass indoors introduced Mousset through on goal where unleashed a brilliantly precise shot to the bottom corner past the outstretched arm of De Gea.
That looked to have settled the contest in Sheffield United’s favour, but a seven moments swung a match that had never been from the visitors’ favour.
First, Williams lashed a volley into the bottom corner following having a clearance fell to him at the box. On came over four minutes and Greenwood Manchester United were flat before Rashford got to finish the comeback because he uttered the cross residence of Rashford.
But just as it seemed Manchester United had escaped all three factors, Sheffield United roared back as Callum Robinson’s cross was latched onto by McBurnie and not VAR might deny the Blades a point.
Manchester United traveling to Astana at the Europa League on Thursday at 3.50pm until both nightclubs restart their Premier League campaigns on December 1. The Blades traveling to Wolves at 2pm earlier Aston Villa travel to Old Trafford in 4.30pm.