Manchester United and Sheffield United share six-goal thriller

    Lys Mousset celebrates with John Lundstram after scoring Sheffield United's second goal.

    (CNN)Manchester United and Sheffield United shared a six-goal thriller in the English Premier League on Sunday at Bramall Lane.

    For 70 minutes, the visitors had been outfought and outplayed as Sheffield United -- the Premier League's surprise package of the 2019/2020 season -- took a deserved 2-0 lead.
    But three goals in seven minutes turned the game on its head as Brandon Williams, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford looked to have secured a remarkable comeback win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.
      The notion of Manchester United securing three points had looked a distinctly unlikely scenario for much of this game.
      It was as if the visitors were suffering death by a thousand cuts as the Blades -- a nickname which is a nod to Sheffield's history of steel production -- tore into their opponents at every opportunity.
      Early on goalkeeper David de Gea make a superb double save to first deny John Lundstram and then David McGoldrick during a bright opening period for the promoted team.
      The Blades took a deserved lead when Lys Mousset outmuscled Phil Jones before passing to Lundstram, who shot was partially saved by De Gea, only for the ball to bounce off John Fleck and into the net.
      John Fleck's goal gave Sheffield United a first-half lead.

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