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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Lowest table Team Sheffield's Bryan, Burke stunning upset Man United

Sheffield United stunned upset 2-1 Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side required three points to reclaim top position from Manchester City's competitors, but they were short-lived for long stretches of the competition, as the away side just earned their second victory of the season.

The Blades took a stun initial half lead through Kean Bryan's flicked header, which ran off the far post after John Fleck's corner.

Anthony Martial had a goal thrown out when Harry Maguire was judged to have trampled on Aaron Ramsdale, but the United Skipper was well past the hour mark in the leveller.

Visitors replied within 16 minutes left when Manchester United struggled to clear and replace Oliver Burke side-footed through a deflection away from Axel Tuanzebe for their first home victory since the opening day of the newly formed Premier League in 1992.

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Unbeaten away from the home this season, the Red Devils put themselves into a surprise title challenge action, as they have taken their first victory in 13 games since they lost in Old Trafford to Arsenal in November.

But it's their home form that gives them the most endanger is the fourth setback at Old Trafford this season, after the Gunners' loss, Tottenham's hammering, and Crystal Palace's loss in their opening game.

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1 --  Manchester United have lost four of their 10 Premier League home games this season, their most in a single campaign since 2013-14 under David Moyes (6) and Ryan Giggs (1).

2  --  Sheffield United are only the third side from Yorkshire to win at Old Trafford in any competition during the Premier League era, after Leeds United in January 2010 (FA Cup) and York City in September 1996 (League Cup).

3  --  Manchester United have lost two of their past four Premier League home games against the side starting the day bottom of the table, one more loss than in their other 21 such matches in the competition (W16 D4 L1).

4  --  Since 2003-04, Sheffield United are just the fourth side to have as few as five shots in a Premier League game at Old Trafford against Manchester United and win, after Burnley (January 2020), Crystal Palace (August 2019) and Swansea (August 2014) - all in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

5  --  Since the start of last season, no Premier League side has conceded more league goals from corners than Manchester United (14, level with Brighton & Chelsea).

6  --  At the age of 38 years and 163 days, Phil Jagielka was the oldest outfield player to start a Premier League match at Old Trafford against Manchester United since Richard Gough in February 2001 for Everton (38y 304d).

7  --  Harry Maguire's equaliser for Manchester United was his first in the Premier League at Old Trafford, with each of his five goals in the competition before this coming away from home.

8  --  Sheffield United pair Kean Bryan and Oliver Burke are the first Premier League players to both net their first goals in the competition in the same match against Manchester United since September 2014 - Esteban Cambiasso and Jamie Vardy for Leicester.

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