After their shocking 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Wednesday night at Old Trafford, Manchester United missed the opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League table.

Manchester United missed a chance to get back on the EPL log to the top spot

After their shocking 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Wednesday night at Old Trafford, Manchester United missed the opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League table.

After their shocking 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United on Wednesday night at Old Trafford, Manchester United missed the opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League table.

The Red Devils were strong favourites to defeat the bottom team of the Table, but at the Theatre of Dreams that was not the case.

As Keane Bryan gave the visitors a surprise lead in the 23rd minute, it was Sheffield United who scored first at Old Trafford and they kept on until the break.
Expectedly, Man United came out for the equaliser in the second half and they got it when Captain Harry Maguire headed in the ball in the 64th minute.

Although one would think that the Red Devils would push forward from there, it was Sheffield who scored ten minutes later through Oliver Bruke again.

The 74th minute goal by the visitors turned out to be the winning goal as the relegation battlers challenged the title credentials of Manchester United.

At Goodison Park, when their game ended 1-1, the spoils were shared between Everton and Leicester City.

In the first half, James Rodriguez gave the Toffees the lead, but Youri Tielemans brought the Foxes back into the game with an equaliser in the second half.

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Also on Wednesday, Thomas Tuchel failed to hit the ground running with Chelsea as the Blues could only secure a barren draw against Wolves in his first match in charge.

Though Tuchel orchestrated a possession-heavy performance on his first outing, the Blues crucially lacked a cutting edge.
Olivier Giroud who got a look in for a starting role under the new manager squandered Chelsea’s best first-half opening.

Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz all passed up opportunities to earn their new manager three points in the second half .

The solitary point against Wolves sees Chelsea climb to eighth in the table, but they remain 11 points off the summit after a run of just one win in their last six league games.

Elsewhere, Brighton and Fulham also played out a barren draw while Burnley emerged 3-2 winners in the five-goal thriller against Aston Villa.

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