Sheffield United 2 Manchester United 3 – Rashford double strike catapults Red Devils to the sixth Updated for 2023
Updated: 9 December
2020-21 English Premier match report: Sheffield United vs. Manchester United – Thursday, 17 December 2020
Sheffield United 2 Manchester United 3 – Bramall Lane
Premier League Winner 20/21 betting Odds
New betting sites UK odds subject to change and were correct as of 21/12/2021.
Sunday 23rd May 2021 16:00
Each way terms: 1/3 for first 2 places
Manchester City 2/1
Manchester Utd 10/1
Aston Villa 250/1
West Ham 500/1
A twin strike by Marcus Rashford helped Manchester United beat Sheffield United 2-3 after the Red Devils went down to an early goal at the Bramall Lane. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have thus become the first team to win six successive away games after conceding first in a single Premier League season.
United custodian Dean Henderson, playing against his former club, gifted Sheffield their opener in the 5th minute when forward Oliver Burke blocked his clearance, allowing David McGoldrick to tap in. The Blades could have added another one when John Fleck botched up a glorious chance to score. That slip-up proved costly as the visitors to Bramall lane took control of the proceedings after the reprieve.
Anthony Martial broke a 490-minute goal-drought when he rounded Ramsdale after collecting a pass from Paul Pogba and put the ball into the net to make it 1-2 for the visitors. Rashford put the game to bed six minutes into the second-half by shooting under the diving Ramsdale following a lightning counter attack.
Mason Greenwood came close to adding a fourth as the Red Devils dominated but keeper Ramsdale was up to the task.
Sheffield could not muster the same spirit they showed in their 3-3 draw against United last season at Bramall Lane. The best they could do was reduce the margin through David McGoldrick who headed in from a corner with three minutes of play to go. There was a late scare for United but Henderson saved the day for the visitors when he dove spectacularly to save a Lys Mousset volley from cannoning in.
Solskjaer's men are up places to the sixth and with a game in hand they could well break into the Top Four in the week to come. Chris Wilder's Sheffield after a wonderful season in 2019-20 are through a nightmarish one and have yet to register a win from their 13 outings so far – a performance that has left them languishing at the bottom of the table.
Sheffield Utd starting XI: Ramsdale (goal), Baldock, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Stevens, Berge, Ampadu, Fleck, Burke, McGoldrick
Subs: Jagielka, Brewster, Mousset.
Manchester United starting XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford.
Subs: Mata, Van de Beek, McTominay.
Man of the match: Marcus Rashford
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