Sheff Utd vs Man Utd
4:30pm Sunday 24th November
Oli McBurnie equaliser detained a Sheffield United capitulation that is second-half as they salvaged a point at thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester United at Bramall Lane.
Substitute McBurnies campaign was allowed to stand after a VAR inspection found no evidence of handball, since the Blades retrieved themselves out of the jaws of defeat at the most dramatic of 37, sparking scenes.
Sheffield United seemed set to pile more distress that was away-day when goals in either half from John Fleck and Lys Mousset left the Blades 18 minutes away from claiming another enormous Premier League scalp.
But Brandon Williams first Manchester United goal sparked a late collapse in the hosts which saw Marcus Rashford along with Mason Greenwood dent in the space of minutes.
But with the side of completing a stunning turn within touching distance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , along came another twist past David de Gea, leaving both sides to settle with a point when they had three apparently in their grip.
With Manchester United one of just three Premier League sides to win a stage in the position that is losing this season, the objective for Sheffield United has been clear – rating the goal.
The Blades were forced to wait for the breakthrough, but not for long, and had it not been for De Gea they would have struck the front on 11 minutes, the Spaniard making a magnificent double save to thwart John Lundstrams volley until he took a hand to David McGoldricks header after hed no right to.
But until Sheffield United took a lead, with the pressure about the Manchester United purpose, it was just a matter of time, and that there was nothing De Gea can do this moment.
Mousset shrugged Phil Jones off the ball much to easily, grabbed for Lundstram whose first time shot was saved by De Gea but parried into the path of Fleck, who bundled the Blades amid scenes of delirium to the lead from the home audience.
It took 29 minutes to Manchester United to test goalkeeper Simon Moore on his Premier League debut as Anthony Martial mustered the visitors first and only shot on target before the break, but the Blades stopper coped with ease.
On 52 minutes, Manchester Uniteds hopes of staging a comeback were so both lean – and those hopes seemed to have been were extinguished with Sheffield United unbeaten in the 89 matches where they have led at half-time since January 2014.
Andreas Pereira gave the ball away cheaply in midfield and the Blades pounced as Fleck pass inside introduced Mousset through on target where hammering a brilliantly precise shot into the corner past the outstretched arm of De Gea.
That looked to have settled the contest in Sheffield Uniteds favour, however a seven minutes swung a match which hadnt been below the control of Manchester United from the visitors favour.
Williams lashed a volley into the bottom corner after a clearance fell to him at the box. On arrived within four minutes and Greenwood Manchester United were level before Rashford got to finish the comeback since he poked at the cross home of Rashford.
But just as it seemed three things had been escaped by Manchester United, Sheffield United roared back as McBurnie latched onto the cross of Callum Robinson and not VAR could deny that the Blades a deserved point.
Manchester United travel to Astana at the Europa League on Thursday at 3.50pm earlier both clubs resume their Premier League attempts on December 1. The Blades journey to Wolves at 2pm earlier Aston Villa travel to Old Trafford in 4.30pm.