United Stutter in Title Race as Sheffield United Win at Old Trafford

On Wednesday night, Manchester United hosted bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United at Old Trafford. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second placed side hoping to usurp bitter rivals, City at the top with a win.

The visitors, Sheffield United on the other hand were merely hoping get a point from a resurgent and in-form side. After managing just 5 points all season, Chris Wilder’s men were not going to flatter themselves or fancy their chances by going all out.

They sat back and soaked in United’s pressure and waited to punish them on the counter. And eventually, their tactics paid off in the 23rd minute after former Manchester City prodigy, Bryan Kean headed home a John Fleck corner, to put the Blades ahead.

The first half ended with Manchester United trailing, after firing most of their chances wide.

The second half began with Sheffield United again on the back foot, trying to contain Bruno Fernandes and co, but they were found out by a former Blade, Harry Maguire who turned in Alex Telles’s teasing cross to draw the home side level after 64 minutes.

Solskjaer’s men thought t would be business as usual from then onward, as they hoped to again come back from behind and win the game, but it was never to be as Oliver Burke scored off Taunzebe’s attempted block, to make it 1:2 in the 74th minute.

Manchester tried to salvage a point but the visitors held on to clinch some much needed three points to take their season’s total to 8, three behind 19th place West Bromwich Albion.

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