Live

Highlights on Off The Ball

05:00 PM-12:00 AM

Highlights on Off The Ball
Sheffield United salvage draw...
Soccer

Sheffield United salvage draw with Manchester United after insane match

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

18:51 24 Nov 2019

Sheffield United managed to salvage a 3-3 draw with Manchester United after a stoppage-time equaliser from Oli McBurnie during a topsy-turvy match at Bramall Lane.

In what was some of the more insane matches of the Premier League season, Manchester United had emerged after half-time as a re-energised and re-focused side.

The first half was all Sheffield United, as the Blades took control through deft technique and overlapping runs against a beleaguered-looking and pedestrian Manchester United.

David De Gea was called on early to make two consecutive brilliant saves, the latter from a close-range header from the Republic of Ireland's David McGoldrick.

Phil Jones was reinstated to the Manchester United line-up alongside Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof. If there was any lingering concerns about Jones, then they only took nineteen minutes to be realised.

Jones was muscled off the ball by Lys Mousset, with the Frenchman crossing for John Fleck to finish from close range, fully in keeping with the run of play.

Manchester United resurgence

This seemed to spark Manchester United into life, with Brandon Williams rifling into the bottom corner from a high, looping header that lander on his right. This was Williams' first senior goal for United.

Williams should be credited for showing United the way to play, as he has been inserting a joie de vivre into the Manchester United lineup since his choice ahead of Ashley Young.

Inspire it did. Mason Greenwood is another that has brought a spark to Manchester United, and he finished coolly from close range after Marcus Rashford's good work down the right.

Rashford sent the United fans into raptures, as Daniel James cut back for him to sweep home with his left foot.

Raptures only last so long, as United appeared to retreat into defensive mode, taking off Anthony Martial for Axel Tuanzebe. They looked harem scarem as the Blades attacked on the break.

McBurnie's equaliser came as the Manchester United defence had several chances to clear.

Blades' fans had a couple of frustrating minutes, as VAR looked at the potential handball - it was adjudged to have not infringed and Bramall Lane erupted.

A draw was fair, but Sheffield United will wonder how they lost control of a match that looked set to pile pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Manchester United Sheffield United

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

05:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Up next

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Richie’s Isolation Mix

Richie’s Isolation Mix

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

Live: Sunday Paper Review

Live: Sunday Paper Review

01:00 PM-03:00 PM

Share

LIVE: OTB Weekend

LIVE: OTB Weekend

03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Share

Golf Weekly

Golf Weekly

04:00 PM-05:00 PM

Share

LIVE: OTB Weekend

LIVE: OTB Weekend

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on