McBurnie rescues point for brilliant Blades after crazy Man Utd comeback

Date published: Sunday 24th November 2019 6:31

Oli McBurnie’s 90th minute strike salvaged a point for Sheffield United after Manchester United had come from two down to lead 3-2.

David De Gea was drawn into a magnificent double save after ten minutes, first stretching full-length to deny a magnificent John Lundstrum volley, before parrying a close range header from David McGoldrick from the cross that followed.

John Fleck gave the Blades a deserved lead in the 19th minute as Lys Mousset easily outmuscled Phil Jones – handed his first Premier League start of the season – on the byline before crossing for John Lundstrum, whose shot was blocked before Fleck followed up to bundle home.

United created nothing in a first half totally dominated by the home team, who looked incredibly comfortable.

And Lys Mousset doubled Sheffield United’s lead shortly after half-time, firing brilliantly beyond a helpless De Gea, having been expertly played through by John Fleck, who picked up an assist to add to his earlier goal.

Brandon Williams gave the visitors hope with 20 minutes remaining after his fine half-volleyed strike nestled into the far corner.

Mason Greenwood – a second half substitute – then levelled the scores minutes later as he got on the end of a superb cross from Marcus Rashford.

It was Rashford who then completed an incredible turnaround for United as he converted Daniel James’ cross to give the visitors a 3-2 lead.

But it was Sheffield United who had the last laugh, as Oli McBurnie controlled and smashed home to earn the Blades a well deserved draw at Bramall Lane.

 

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