Premier League highlights: Manchester United beats Sheffield United

Here are all the updates and highlights from the Premier League match between Manchester United and Sheffield United at the Old Trafford stadium.

Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.   -  Getty Images

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the 2019/20 Premier League game between Manchester United and Sheffield United which happened at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

 

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So all four games which started at 10:30 PM IST today have ended. Manchester United beat Sheffield United 3-0 in dominant fashion, thanks to a hat-trick from Anthony Martial and two assists from Marcus Rashford.

In other matches, Newcastle United and Aston Villla played out a 1-1 draw. Dwight Gayle opened the scoring for Newcastle in the 68th minute, while Ahmed Elmohamady equalised with seven minutes of regulation time to play.

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Wolves are level on points with Man United now, after a 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Raul Jimenez scored the only goal of that match. Everton, on the other hand, beat Norwich City 1-0, with Michael Keane scoring the solitary goal.

AND IT'S FULL-TIME!!!

90+3' OFFSIDE!! Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata was a bit too eager to reach Daniel James' through ball there. The linesman lifts his flag and the referee award a free-kick for Sheffield United.

90' Three minutes of stoppage time to be added on at the end of the second half! A few moments earlier, Man United was awarded yet another corner. Ighalo had earned the set-piece and Andreas Pereira took it. However, Jagielka cleared the ball with ease.

84' CORNER FOR MANCHESTER UNITED! Odion Ighalo dribbles into the box, but Simon Moore is quick enough to come off his line and stop him. However, the ball goes out for a set-piece. Sheffield United players effectively deal with the corner.

79' SUBSTITUTIONS!!! This is a first! Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes five changes at one go. Odion Ighalo, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Daniel James and Juan Mata come in for Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

74' GGOOOOAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!! MAN UNITED 3 - 0 SHEFFIELD!! AND MARTIAL COMPLETES HIS HATTRICK!! This was another brilliant team move. Paul Pogba started it. His pass from midfield found Bruno Fernandes, who immediately turned it away to Martial. The French forward executed a one-two with Rashford and found the back of the net with a chip.

72' GOOD SHOT! Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood takes shot from the edge of the box but the ball goes just wide off the right post.

67' YELLOW CARD! First one of the game. It goes to Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, who brings down Sheffield United's John Lundstram as he was making a move forward on the right flank.

64' ANOTHER SHEFFIELD CHANGE!  Chris Wilder brings in Richairo Zivkovic for David McGoldrick. This is an attacking change. We are moments away from the second cooling break of this match.

61' VERY CLOSE! Paul Pogba recovered the ball amid a crowd of players from both side close to the box. He kept possession for a while before releasing it to Martial, who with a view of completing his hattrick, took the shot from an awkward position as the ball sailed over the post.

56' CORNER FOR MANCHESTER UNITED! Mason Greenwood finds himself free inside the box and pulls the trigger, but his effort is brilliantly stopped by Robinson. Marcus Rashford will take the set-piece. But it is easily cleared away by Sheffield.

51' CORNER FOR SHEFFIELD UNITED! Chris Basham puts in a great cross into the box from the right flank but Wan-Bissaka outjumps McBurnie in the middle and hits the ball out. The Sheffield attacker should have done better there.

46' SUBSTITUTIONS! Sheffield manager Wilder makes a double change straightaway. Sander Berge and Oliver McBurnie replace Oliver Norwood and Lys Mousset respectively in the middle.

THE SECOND HALF IS UNDERWAY!

Sheffield United struggled for most parts of the first half but the team's attackers did trouble the Manchester United defence at times. So the home side still has a chance to overturn the scoreline. Forty-five minutes to go. Stay tuned!

Manchester United has dominated this game so far with Anthony Martial scoring a double. Marcus Rashford assisted the first goal, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka played a role in the other.

AND IT'S HALF-TIME!!!

45+3' Sheffield United wastes two consecutive set-piece opportunities here. The first one was a free-kick, which in turn earned a corner for the side. However, the home has played some positive football towards the end of the half. This should be a confidence booster ahead of the final 45 minutes.

45' Three minutes of stoppage time to be added on a t the end of the first half!! Chris Wilder looks like a worried man on the sidelines. His team hasn't scored a single goal in three outings since the restart.

44' GOALLLLLLLL!!!!! MAN UNITED 2 - 0 SHEFFIELD!!!! MARTIAL SCORES AGAIN!!! Pogba received the ball in midfield. He found Wan-Bissaka wide on the right wing. The Manchester right-back sent in a brilliant low cross to Martial, who doubled his team's lead.

40' INJURY! Sheffield United striker Lys Mousset goes to the ground. Looks like he is favouring his ankle here. He may not be able to continue.

37' ANOTHER CORNER FOR SHEFFIELD! Oliver Norwood takes it but he fails to find any of his teammates after over-hitting the ball. Sheffield has dominated possession in the last 10 minutes.

33' CORNER FOR SHEFFIELD! Sheffield winger Enda Stevens attempted to swing in a cross, but the ball was cleared out by Man United CB Harry Maguire. However, the host wastes the set-piece opportunity.

32' CHANCE FOR SHEFFIELD! John Lundstram receives the ball in midfield and lets one fly from a distance, but the ball sails high over the bar. De Gea screams at his players for giving Lundstram too much space to shoot.

27' Man United players keep passing the ball in midfield. A few moments later, Matic almost finds Bruno Fernandes with a good through ball which could have put him in a promising position, but Lundstram was alert and he intercepts the ball.

22' GOAL DISALLOWED! Another United corner and Harry Maguire was the first to reach the ball. He found the back of the net with a header. But he had pushed Sheffield defender Phil Jagielka before connecting with the ball. So the referee signals a free-kick for the away team.

18' CORNER FOR MAN UNITED NOW! The free-kick was cleared out for another set piece by Jagielka. However, the corner is wasted by the home team as there's a foul inside the box.

17' FREE-KICK FOR MAN UNITED! This one is pretty close to the box. Baldock pulled back Luke Shaw who was looking to cross the ball into the box from the left wing. Bruno Fernandes and Pogba are close to the ball.

13' WHAT A MISS AT THE OTHER END!! De Gea's clearance fell to Rashford and he made a brilliant run forward. He then found Martial ahead of him who was one on one with the Sheffield keeper Moore, who did pretty well to cover the angle. Martial decided to pass the ball to Rashford inside the box and the decision misfired as Basham and Robinson had tracked back by then.

12' WHAT A CHANCE FOR SHEFFIELD!! Baldock with a good run from the right flank. He cut in and entered the box and tried to fire one at goal with his left foot. But Man United CB Maguire blocked the shot and passed it back to De Gea who cleared the danger.

7' GOAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! MAN UNITED 1 - 0 SHEFFIELD!!! MARTIAL SCORES! Rashford did all the hard work there. It was a Wan-Bissaka throw-in. Sheffield skipper Norwood overran it. Rashford collected the ball dribbled past a defender and sent in a low cross into the box. Martial got to it before Basham and gave his side the lead.

3' CHANCE! Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood evades several challenges inside the box and fires a shot in on goal, but he is denied a great opportunity to score due to a wonderful block from Sheffield defender Phil Jagielka.

AND THE MATCH IS UNDERWAY!

22:15 IST - We are 15 minute away from kickoff.

REMINDER: Four fixtures will start at the same time today. Apart from the Manchester United-Sheffield United match, Newcastle United will host Aston Villa and Everton will travel to Norwich City. Meanwhile, Wolves will face off against AFC Bournemouth.

The team lineups are out!

MANCHESTER UNITED XI: David de Gea (G), Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire (C), Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford.

COACH: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

SHEFFIELD UNITED XI: Simon Moore (G), Chris Basham, Phil Jagielka, Jack Robinson, Oliver Norwood (C), John Lundstram, John Fleck, George Baldock, Enda Stevens, Lys Mousset, David McGoldrick.

COACH: Chris Wilder.

MATCH PREVIEW:

Manchester United, which sits fifth in the league standings, hosts seventh-placed Sheffield United in its first Premier League match back at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United suffered a crushing 3-0 defeat by Newcastle United last weekend, and Solskjaer is wary of a reaction, while Manchester United drew 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur, a day earlier.

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes David de Gea is still the best goalkeeper in the world, despite facing criticism for conceding too easily against Tottenham.

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De Gea allowed Steven Bergwijn’s fierce shot to fly through his hands on Friday and the goalkeeper was lambasted by former United captain, Roy Keane, who said he was “sick to death” of the Spaniard.

“I don’t think it is a bad run when you concede two goals in seven games, which included matches against Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Tuesday.

“Sometimes a wounded animal is harder to play against,” the Norwegian coach added. “I know Chris Wilder well enough, he will have his team fired up for this game.”

Meanwhile, Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay signed a new contract with Manchester United, which will keep him at the club until 2025, with the option to extend for a further year.

The 23-year-old academy graduate has made 75 appearances for United since making his debut in 2017.

Where can you watch the match live?

You can watch the match between Manchester United and Sheffield United on Star Sports Select 1 and Select 1 HD. You can also watch the clash online by streaming it live on the Hotstar app and website.