Fifth placed Sheffield United had Oliver McBurnie to thank for rescuing a point for the Blades Men in a thrilling encounter with Manchester United.
Surprise packages of the season, Sheffield United welcomed Manchester United at the Bramall Lane with Harry Maguire making a comeback to the place where his footballing career began.
The Red devils came into the game carrying the expectations– of building on the two wins they achieved in their last two games in all competitions– on their shoulders.
The Blades Men, as Sheffield are popularly called started the game in frantic style, pilling all the pressure they could on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
De gea was forced into making two incredible saves to deny Sheffield from breaking the deadlock in the 11th minute.
John lundstram struck a sumptuous left footed volley which De Gea did well to block. The ball was then rebounded by David McGoldrick inches away from goal but the Spanish goal stopper reacted swiftly to block the header.
One could tell that Sheffield were going to pop the cherry sooner rather than later if they keep up the energy.
And seven minutes later, The Blades got an answer to all their knocking on the door.
Lys Mousset outpaced and outmuscled Phil Jones on the left flank before crossing the ball to Lundstram.
De Gea did well to deny the midfielder, but was rendered helpless as Fleck who was at the right place at the right time to finish up and give Sheffield a well deserved lead.
The Blades Men followed up their first goal with dominant displays, leaving the Red devils with little or no chance at goal through out the first half.
The second half didn’t start with good fortunes for Manchester United as Sheffield carried on from where they stopped in the first forty-five.
Andreas Perreira lost possession at the half way line to John Fleck, the goal scorer hit an overwhelming counter attack, linking up well with Lys Mousset in the process.
The Blade’s top scorer this season sent a rocket shot from 20 yards out to beat De Gea for his fourth goal of the Premier league season and Sheffield’s second of the night.
United looked outplayed and outclassed until 19 year old midfielder, Brandon Williams fired in a half volley to revive the Red Devils and spark a comeback.
In the 77th minute, Second half substitute Mason Greenwood jumped highest to head homes Rashford’s cross, pulling United level just five minutes after getting their first goal.
With tables gradually turning at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United bowed to pressure two minutes later as United completed their comeback to go 3-2 up.
It was none other than their in form striker, Marcus Rashford who turned goal scorer this time around to put smiles on the faces of their under fire boss.
There was a good exchange between James and Anthony Martial to set up Rashford for the goal that should have brought home three points for United.
However, Sheffield United still managed to get a late equalizer through subsitute, McBurnie, to ensure they left the game with something in the bag.
3-3 it ended in what will go down as a classic premier league game as both sides shared the spoils on the night.