Sheffield United score late to earn a point against Manchester United

Sheffield United needed a late, late equaliser from Oliver McBurnie to salvage a point in a game they looked certain to win with 20 minutes of the game remaining against Manchester United on Sunday.

Ole Gunner Solskjaer side had come from two goals down to lead 3-2 with seconds remaining on the clock, before the Scottish striker found the net, but even then the home fans had an agonising wait for the VAR to award the goal while they checked for a hand ball in the lead up as the forward controlled Callum Robinson’s cross.

Going off the finish many would assume that Sheffield had struggled to earn the point, which would be wrong as they dominated their opponents for long periods of the game taking the lead from another scot John Fleck who was quickest to react when Red Devil keeper David de Gea failed to hold on to John Lundstram’s effort in the 19th minute.

Things got worse for the travelling fans as they watched Lys Mousset make it 2-0 minutes into the second half as he drilled the ball past de Gea from outside the area.

However, a seven-minute spell midway through the second half turned the game on its head as 19 year old left back Brandon Williams got the visitors off the mark in the 72nd minute with a clever finish for his first senior goal for the club. Minutes later substitute Mason Greenwood got in on the act as he equalised from close range before England International Marcus Rashford (pictured) thought he had won the game for the Red Devils with his neat finish of the back of an excellent team move gave Manchester United a 2-3 lead.

It stayed that way until the 90th minute when McBurnie found himself in the right place at the right time to level the scores and earn Sheffield the point their performance deserved.

For Solskjaer it most have been uncomfortable to watch as his side who had won 5 of their past 6 games where played of the pack for large spells of the game by a newly promoted side, who now sit 6th in the premier league table, three places higher than the Red Devils in 9th.

The result will only help to intensify the rumours linking former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to the club as they sit nine points adrift of the all important top four champions league place.

Next up Manchester United face a 7,500-mile round trip to Kazakhstan this week as they face Astana in the Europa League, while the Blades travel a bit shorter distance to take on the in form Wolves next Sunday.

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