Manchester United 1-2 Sheffiled United: Old Trafford Shocker! Blades cut United's run to hand Man City advantage in the race for the Premier League ti
|Sheffield's Oliver Burke fires one in at Old Trafford to earn the visitors a shock win in the premier league on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Stranger things have happened in football, especially in the English Premier League, Norwich beat Manchester City 3-2 last season, Watford beat Liverpool 3-0 at the latter’s strongest, but Sheffield beating United at Old Trafford? When the stake is at the highest considering City’s form?
You can make a case for the Liverpool side that was battered 7-2 by Aston Villa, fatigue on the account of last season’s heroics and the pressure of multiple games but what excuse do you have for Manchester United.
A team that wants to challenge for the title, losing to bottom club Sheffield United right at Old Trafford?
Manchester United suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat by the Premier League's bottom club Sheffield United on Wednesday to leave Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City alone at the top of the table.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer had rotated with Arsenal coming up away at the weekend, leaving out Scott McTominay and that had an instant impact on the team with the midfield lacking the intensity and pressure the missing pair offer;
Regardless, the chosen duo of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba should be enough to handle the Blades.
And considering the Sheffield defense had a 38-year-old Phil Jagielka, one would have handed the United forwards the night to savor.
Sheffield United, who now have eight points went ahead in the 23rd minute when Bryan headed in John Fleck’s corner with United keeper David De Gea flapping at the cross.
Although replays suggested he may have been pushed by Sheffield striker Billy Sharp.
Solskjaer's side were lacking any of the zip and invention of their recent good run of form but managed to get on level terms when their Sheffield born captain Harry Maguire met an Alex Telles corner with an unstoppable header.
United paid the price from hesitant defending, however, when Burke's low drive deflected off Axel Tuanzebe and crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.
City are top on 41 points, a point ahead of United who have played one game more.