Sheffield United shocked Manchester United to the title at Old Trafford

Oliver Burke’s first Premier League goal rattled Manchester United’s title challenge as bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United earned a sensational win at Old Trafford.

Burke’s 74th-minute shot was deflected by defender Axel Tuanzebe past helpless goalkeeper David De Gea to secure a 2-1 win, just the Blades’ second in the Championship this season.

Defender Kean Bryan had headed them in front earlier, with De Gea appealing in vain that he had been tripped as he tried to collect John Fleck’s corner.

Harry Maguire looked to have dashed his former club’s hopes 64 minutes from time when he headed home Alex Telles’ corner to equalise, but United were undone once again with 16 minutes remaining, when substitute Burke hit Tuanzebe and it flew past De Gea. in the net.

Thomas Tuchel endured a frustrating start to his reign as Chelsea manager, seeing his side held to a 0-0 draw by Wolves.

Tuchel, who only named youngsters Reece James, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham among the substitutes in his first match, saw his side dominate but failed to create any real chances.

Indeed, they might even have lost had Pedro Neto’s audacious effort not tipped over the crossbar as the visitors staged a rare second-half foray into enemy territory.

Youri Tielemans ensured Leicester’s unbeaten run extended to nine games in all competitions as they hit back to earn a 1-1 draw at Everton.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford could not save Youri Tielemans' equaliserEverton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford could not save Youri Tielemans' equaliser

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford could not keep out Youri Tielemans’ equalizer (Paul Ellis/PA)

Everton playmaker James Rodriguez broke the deadlock on the half-hour, curling a superb right-footed shot past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and off the bar.

However, the Foxes hit back and were back on level terms with 23 minutes remaining when England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford failed to keep out Tielemans’ low drive despite having a hand in it, and the teams couldn’t be split in a thrilling conclusion.

Chris Wood headed Burnley to a battling win against Aston Villa as they twice came from behind to win 3-2 at Turf Moor.

Having seconds earlier missed a glorious opportunity when he shot straight at goalkeeper Nick Pope, Villa forward Ollie Watkins made amends with 14 minutes remaining when he got in front of defender Ben Mee to head home Matt Targett’s cross in the net.

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Villa failed to make the most of a number of chances to add to their tally and were made to pay within seven minutes of the restart when Mee headed home Ashley Westwood’s corner.

They regained the lead when Jack Grealish slotted the ball past Pope after exchanging passes with Douglas Luiz, but Dwight McNeil equalized with 14 minutes remaining when his cross slipped through and then set up Wood to win three minutes later .

Fulham picked up their first point in three games against fellow relegation battlers Brighton in a goalless draw at the Amex Stadium.

Scott Parker’s men had lost their last two games before the sides met in almost identical fashion for their 0-0 draw at Craven Cottage on December 16, and again nothing could separate the two sides.

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