How Premier League table looks after Man United lost to Sheffield United at Old Trafford

How Premier League table looks after Man United lost to Sheffield United at Old Trafford

- The race to win the Premier League title this season is gradually shaping up

- Only seven points separate top-placed Man City and Liverpool who sit fifth with 34 points

- Fulham, West Brom, and Sheffield United are all in the drop zone despite the latter's stunning win over Man United at Old Trafford

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Manchester United squandered the chance they had to return to the summit of the Premier League standings after relegation-bound Sheffield stunned them 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, January 27.

The Red Devils were looking to use the tie to return to the summit of the table after they dropped to second following Man City's 5-0 huge win over struggling West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.

The Red Devils were unable to rally from behind after they fell to Kean Bryan's opener in the 23rd minute.

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Harry Maguire levelled matters in the 64th minute with a powerful header, only for Oliver Burke to restore Sheffield's lead and the ultimate winner 10 minutes later.

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Sheffield stunned Man United 2-1 to deny them a chance to go top. Photo by Matthew Peters.
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The result left the Red Devils in second with 40 points, one behind leaders City who still have a game in hand.

Leicester occupy third place with 39 points with their disappointing 1-1 at Everton denying them a chance to leapfrog Man United to second.

West Ham United complete the top four slots with 35 points thanks to their stunning 3-2 win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

However, they face the prospect of dropping depending on the outcome of Liverpool's fixture with Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night, January 28.

Only two points separate West Ham in fourth and Spurs who sit sixth on the log.

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Chelsea, under the tutelage of new boss Thomas Tuchel find themselves languishing in eighth after the German kicked off his Stamford Bridge reign with a disappointing barren draw with Wolves on Wednesday night.

The Blues are on level points with rivals Arsenal who sit ninth thanks to their superior goal difference.

Despite their shock win at Old Trafford, Sheffield United remain bottom on the log with just eight points.

The relegation dogfight now pits West Brom and Fulham, with the two teams sitting in the drop zone.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has blamed Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford for their disappointing defeat to Sheffield United at Old Trafford.

A goal each from Olivier Burke and Kean Bryan ensured Harry Maguire's 64th-minute goal ended up a mere consolation.

The defeat means the Red Devils remain second on the Premier League table with 40 points, one shy of Manchester City who have a match in hand.

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