Sheffield United 2-3 Manchester United: Premier League – live!
- 9.53pm GMT21:53 Final score: Sheffield United 2-3 Manchester United
- 9.45pm GMT21:45 GOAL! Sheffield United 2-3 Manchester United (McGoldrick, 87 mins)
- 9.10pm GMT21:10 GOAL! Sheffield United 1-3 Manchester United (Rashford, 51 mins)
- 8.48pm GMT20:48 Half time: Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester United
- 8.34pm GMT20:34 GOAL! Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester United (Martial, 33 mins)
- 8.27pm GMT20:27 GOAL! Sheffield United 1-1 Manchester United (Rashford, 26 mins)
- 8.06pm GMT20:06 GOAL! Sheffield United 1-0 Manchester United (McGoldrick, 5 mins)
9.53pm GMT21:53Final score: Sheffield United 2-3 Manchester United
90+5 mins: It’s all over, and Manchester United’s 100% away record continues!
90+4 mins: Pogba and Robinson have a bit of a coming together, though it’s half-hearted at worst. Both are booked.
Updated at 9.58pm GMT
90+3 mins: So Sheffield United took the lead, Manchester United battled back to apparently win it, and now they’re hanging on in stoppage time? This is exactly what happened last season! Where’s Oli McBurnie? Oh.
90+1 mins: Save! Ramsdale boots the ball downfield, Brewster knocks it into the path of Mousset, and he volleys towards the far corner only for Henderson to push it clear!
90+1 mins: There’ll be four minutes of stoppages. They start with Henderson getting booked for timewasting.
90 mins: McTominay replaces Martial for stoppage time.
89 mins: Well that’s put a spring in Sheffield steps. Suddenly they’re hustling. They win a throw-in on the right, which Robinson flings into the area. Pogba heads clear.
9.45pm GMT21:45GOAL! Sheffield United 2-3 Manchester United (McGoldrick, 87 mins)
The corner is curled towards the far post, where Lindelof wins the header, heads the ball into the back of McGoldrick’s head, and it rebounds into the net!
Updated at 9.52pm GMT
86 mins: A lovely pass inside the full-back for Baldock, bursting into the penalty area, but Telles absolutely busts a gut to get there and turn it behind for a corner.
83 mins: Brewster’s shot hits the wall. He falls down as he hits it; a minute or so ago he fell down in the action of hitting a pass wide to McGoldrick. I fear he needs to change his boots.
82 mins: Brewster plays a one-two with Mousset and tries to poke the ball past Maguire and into the area, but the defender blocks with a hand. The free kick will give the Blades a fine shooting chance. “Here in South America, Manchester United are known as ‘El Manchester’ and Manchester City as ‘El City’,” writes Rod Wooden. “Other teams with the word ‘City ‘ in their title are known as ‘El Leicester’, ‘El Norwich’, etc. Not a bad rule of thumb, methinks.”
79 mins: Fernandes has chipped his last pass, and Donny van de Beek has replaced him.
78 mins: Manchester United threaten again. Fernandes plays a low pass this time to Martial, who spots Mata’s run and picks him out with a cross from the left, and the Spaniard shoots too close to Ramsdale.
75 mins: Fernandes lifts the ball over the home defence again. This time it’s to Mata, beyond the far post, who manages to poke it back into play. It runs to Martial, whose shot is blocked.
73 mins: There is not a lot of drama to this game at the moment. Some motions are being gone through. Sheffield United bring Brewster on for Burke, and Manchester United bring Mata on for Greenwood.
71 mins: From the free-kick Rashford hammers a shot into the wall.
70 mins: Egan gets booked, for attempting to play quite a delicate pass despite Bruno Fernandes being between him and the ball. He didn’t get a lot of the Portuguese playmaker, but the ref thought it was enough.
67 mins: Greenwood runs infield from the right, is allowed to keep going into the area, and eventually smacks a shot that stings the palms of Ramsdale.
64 mins: Jagielka, who came on for Berge in the first half, has been replaced by Mousset.
63 mins: Fleck nearly scores an Olimpico! His curling corner from the right is dipping in at the far post, but Henderson tips it over.
60 mins: Bruno Fernandes has spent his entire evening chipping balls over the home defence for people to run onto. His latest effort was precision-engineered for Wan-Bissaka, but the full-back couldn’t find a finish.
56 mins: United win a corner, which Telles lifts to Bruno Fernandes on the edge of the area, whose attempt to PaulScholes it into the back of the net ends badly.
55 mins: “Is Kai Rooney signing a contract or working on his maths homework?” wonders Peter Oh.
9.10pm GMT21:10GOAL! Sheffield United 1-3 Manchester United (Rashford, 51 mins)
Another goalkeeping howler in my book, but it’s a fine break from Manchester United, starting with Paul Pogba’s pirouette midway through his own half, continuing despite Jagielka’s foul on Greenwood - the referee waves play on; Jagielka is booked after the goal is scored - and ending with Martial’s poor first touch running to Rashford, whose low first-time shot from outside the area skids down the middle of goal and under Ramsdale!
Updated at 9.27pm GMT
49 mins: Ally McCoist, Amazon’s co-commentator, is working himself into a lather about Marcus Rashford and his grace and beauty when on the run, falling somewhere between David-Attenborough-describing-a-cheetah and pornography.
47 mins: The Salford side win a free-kick on the right, which Telles curls onto the head of Martial, who diverts it over the bar.
46 mins: Peeeeeep! The home side get the second half started.
The players are back out! No sign of any half-timely substitutions. “It’s like 32 players are lined up against the playground wall and two managers (who know them) get to pick teams,” writes Gary Naylor. “To even things up, the manager who doesn’t really understand football gets the first 16 picks and the manager who does know football gets the leftovers.”
“Rashford’s featherlike touch for that first Man Utd goal would have left a falling raw egg unbroken,” raves Justin Kavanagh. “Not that anyone would be chucking eggs at St Marcus.” His first touch wouldn’t have hurt a raw egg, his second would have done some damage to a brick wall.
Today’s other big Manchester United news:
8.48pm GMT20:48Half time: Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester United
45+3 mins: That’s all for now. It’s been a more than decent half, and as it ends the home side have a quarter of an hour to work out what to do about fast forwards who insist on running quickly.
45+1 mins: There’ll be two minutes of stoppage time. “Jimmy Greaves used to call United just Manchester, much to the annoyance of my City mates,” says Paul Howarth. That would be fine if there was only one Manchester, but as it is it doesn’t solve anything, except for the question of how to annoy City fans.
45 mins: McGoldrick runs from halfway, loses the ball to Matic with a poor touch, wins it back with a good sliding tackle, rises from the turf, and, after all that, leathers a pointless shot wide from 30 yards.